Stefania Morice. Uncategories. November 22nd , 2017.
In the kitchen, there‘s a primary rule: tools that work together should live together. Carry out this rule by creating activity centers in the kitchen: centralized places that group and organize tools needed for routine kitchen activities. Each center will be organized according to an activity focus, be assigned a designated space and encompass storage for tools needed for that particular activity.
In most kitchens, activity centers will overlap. A sink/cutting center — the zone for peeling, chopping and washing food — may sit cheek-by-jowl with the cooking center focused on the nearby stove. Drawer and cabinet space may be shared between centers, and so may the tools and items they contain. Don‘t worry! The focus is on function, not boundaries. So long as you can get the job done without taking a step, overlap between activity centers is the norm.
When establishing centers in the kitchen, think "less is more" and limit each center to the bare-bones tools necessary to do the job. Pluck the three most-used saucepans and a good skillet from the big-box gift of matched pots and pans.
What‘s a table without chairs to pull up to it? Selecting the right seating is paramount to the overall style and function of a small kitchen. Again, you‘ll want to pair the seating with the floor plan while maintaining the "less is more" concept. For example, it‘s a smart idea to pass on bulky armchairs to line the dining table in favor of slender bistro chairs or barely-there Lucite chairs to eliminate visual clutter. Backless barstools are easily tucked under the kitchen island, while built-in or stand-alone benches conserve space by easing against a wall in the breakfast nook.
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