Kitchen remodeling experts often use the principle of the “Kitchen Work Triangle” to lay out smooth transitions between three of the most used points in any home kitchen: the fridge, the sink and the stove. In between these important parts, you’ll need effective countertops to facilitate a more productive kitchen and make this extremely busy room much more manageable.
Busy kitchens depend a lot on organizing the contents, and this is, by far, one of the biggest challenges in kitchen design.
The fridge is often the first stop in food preparation. Center it between two granite countertops to provide space for this. Countertops are also useful as a “receiving area” when stocking up the fridge with fresh groceries. Store cookbooks and food prep tools and materials around the refrigerator to maximize efficiency. This includes knives, chopping boards, herbs, spices and other staples of everyday cooking.
Position the stove, oven or range directly across from your refrigerator. The storage space surrounding this area should be exclusive to everything and anything that is used during the cooking process. This means pots, pans, utensils and serving dishes and instruments. Dedicate a cabinet specifically for cookware within arm’s reach of the stove area, and use any available counter space for bread bins or warmers.
The final step in food prep mostly involves cleaning up, and this is often done with the sink. Use granite on the counters immediately next to the sink. Granite is non-porous and water-resistant, making it the perfect choice for an area where you expect water to be used.
Place all washing implements nearby, alongside drying racks, rags and paper towels.Build a beautiful and efficient kitchen with the help of our professionals at Granite Works, your trusted granite countertop company and kitchen remodeling service.
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