“A place for everything and everything in its place.” This mantra of organization rings true for kitchen design as well. Creating designated work zones in a kitchen can help create a no-stress cooking environment, as well as make sure everything you need is always right where you need it. What are some of the traditional work zones?
- Baking Area: With a lift platform for your KitchenAid Mixer, built-in spice cabinet, double wall oven, and plenty of countertop, you’ll have everything you need to make your signature pie from scratch without acrobatics around dinner preparations.
- Bar: With a table full of decadent food and a kitchen island of appetizers, where are the drinks to go? A bar complete with windowed cabinets, mini fridge, wine rack, and a sink for washing up after means you and your guests can enjoy hand-crafted drinks throughout the night without overcrowding your table or kitchen.
- Coffee Station: Expecting overnight guests after a night at your bar? Having a space in your kitchen dedicated to brewing some delicious joe in the mornings, where everyone can make their coffee exactly as they want, makes the morning hosting routine a little easier. And with its own space, you can upgrade that drip coffee pot to an espresso machine or press pot for an even more flavorful cup.
- Clean-up: In the mornings after a party, you’re left with a sink full of dishes and no space to whip up some brunch. Planning a cleaning station with a dishwasher, deep basin sink, and garbage disposal keeps the dirty dishes out of your way while you prep french toast and eggs for your guests.
If you’re planning your dream kitchen, consider including one (or many!) of these features to bring your kitchen to the next level.