Forget the traditional kitchen triangle, work zones may be more effective for your open kitchen layout. Nowadays, we have more appliances than ever before and our kitchen layouts expand to other areas in our homes. For an efficient kitchen for multiple cooks, work zones which focus on function will better accommodate to the modern day kitchen with more space for entertaining. Design your kitchen so it meets your needs precisely and improves the quality of your lifestyle with these kitchen zone designs.

Activity Based Kitchen Design 

Cooking Zone
The cooking zone is centered around the stove, oven and microwave. Ensure you provide adequate bench top space next to your major appliances like the oven, cooktop and microwave for safety and efficiency.

Cleaning Zone
This area contains the dishwasher, sink and garbage disposal to streamline kitchen cleanup and stores all household cleaning items. Try to store your everyday dishes and kitchen items near the dishwasher for easy unloading. 

Preparation Zone
This area can be a stretch of bench top or your kitchen island with ample space for food preparation and everyday tasks. Ideally, your main work area should be in close range to your cooking zone and has access to utensils, small appliances, knives and cutting boards.

Storage Zone
This zone will be split into two sections, consumables (where you store most of your food – your refrigerator and pantry) and non-consumables (kitchen items, utensils, cutlery and dishware). 

Eating Zone
If you have an open kitchen layout and enjoy entertaining in the kitchen, create an area which your guests can socialize while you prepare meals in the shape of a kitchen island. This area could be used for entertaining as well as charging electronic devices and completing work.

Overlapping Zones
Having the right space to work with in your kitchen is of primary importance. Don’t worry if you don’t have a large enough kitchen for each distinct work zone. The cooking, cleaning and preparation zones are the primary areas you need. Combine some zones into one area allowing you to multitask and eliminate those that don’t fit with your lifestyle such as a baking or socializing zone. Kitchen islands are great for hosting multiple zones such as preparation and eating areas.

There are many things to think about when planning the space and design of your kitchen. If you’re looking to transform your kitchen, the team of expert designers at Harrington Kitchens can help you create a beautiful kitchen which meets your needs and lifestyle.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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