Planning your kitchen set up can be somewhat confusing, particularly if you have never done it before. Creating an efficient kitchen setup will help you save time by quickly reaching for frequently used utensils to maximise the use of your kitchen. Each kitchen works differently depending on the cook from the regular cook, the every now and again cook and the entertainer. Our solutions will help to organise kitchens to suit all individuals and how they use their kitchen.
- Divide kitchen into areas
Different zones need to be divided to establish where what activity is done to create order and organisation. This is a great way to map out your kitchen and begin organising. These work zones include:
- Consumables: your pantry and fridge area
- Non-consumables: silverware
- Cleaning: sink, dishwasher, cleaning products
- Preparation: countertop and kitchen island
- Cooking: stove, oven, microwave
- Store necessities within reach
Start with what you have and organise bulky items like refrigerators, oven and microwave into their zones. This allows you to configure your kitchen however you like. By doing this you will also save time running around your kitchen and maximising your time.
- Organise According to Task
This will eliminate running from one side of the kitchen to the other. Store cutlery and plates closed to your table, spices next to the stove and bake ware near your oven. You will discover preparing meals will become a a simple and easy breeze to complete.
- Storage Ideas
If you are in need of extra storage or simply easier ways to find your items try using risers. It is a lifesaver when you are in a rush and just need to grab something without taking out half the items in cupboards. This is particularly useful for bake ware. Other storage solutions include:
- Storage Range Hood
- Wicker Baskets
- Shelving in Small Spaces (Eg. Space inside cupboard door or small space in between pantry door an shelves adds extra storage space)
- Open shelving
- Under Sink racks
- Side Cabinet magazine racks
- Hooks inside cabinet doors
- Wine rack above refrigerator
- Drawer Inserts
There are endless amounts of storage ideas, the main concept is too look around your kitchen and find areas you can utilise to maximise storage. Simply create some DIY storage or contact Harrington Kitchens for impeccable storage solutions.
- Out of Reach
Keep items that you do not use often, stored in areas that are out of reach like at the top of shelves. These items will be out of your way while doing daily tasks, all stored in the same area so you can find it when you need instead of rummaging around the kitchen.
- Everything has a Spot
Finally, and most importantly, once you take a utensil out of its spot put it back after use. This is the number one key to maintaining an organised kitchen. Once everything has a spot you are much more likely to want it to continue to be organised.
For guidance on choosing the right design that best suits your needs, seek the advice of the professionals in kitchen designs at Harrington Kitchens. We will ask the right questions to figure out your needs prior to giving you advice, to be sure that we design the best kitchen for your family and your lifestyle.
Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:
- French Provincial Kitchens
- Hampton Style Kitchens
- Modern Kitchens
- Classic Kitchens
- Laminate Kitchens
- Timber Kitchens
- Polyurethane Kitchens
- Country Kitchens
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Modern Farmhouse Kitchens
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 enquiry. Alternatively 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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