An efficient kitchen is a no-hassle work area where cooking, baking, and other forms of food preparation come with ease. Here, frantically rummaging for missing items never happens, and the quality of food is never compromised by the lack of organization.
For some homeowners, achieving such a dream kitchen comes naturally. From knowing the contents of every drawer and cabinet to having crockery stored and categorized according to use, these homeowners can give any Stepford wife a run for her money when it comes to running a kitchen.
Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky. Whether it’s because of juggling priorities, lack of kitchen experience, or a poorly laid-out kitchen, some homeowners can’t help but feel stressed when doing kitchen work.
However, this doesn’t mean that running an efficient kitchen is impossible for these homeowners. In fact, it’s very possible with just a few tips:
Make Sure Your Kitchen Layout Follows the Kitchen Work Triangle
The kitchen work triangle is one of the most studied and applied ergonomic principles around. Developed in the 1940s, this principle addresses efficiency by focusing on the distance between the three main work centers of a kitchen: the cooktop/range (for cooking), the sink (for food preparation), and the refrigerator (for food storage).
Following this triangle can make a kitchen more efficient by cutting down the distance needed to move from one place to another. It also helps to eliminate any traffic from flowing through the triangle.
Organize Everything According to Use
Whether you’re dealing with spices, cutlery, crockery, or cookware, organization according to use will help you put together more efficient kitchen. By having what you need within reach, you can waste no time looking for the kitchen items you use most often. This way, you get more time to accomplish other tasks.
Use Quality Appliances
Of course, it’s also important that your appliances are of superior quality. The kind of range, range hood, refrigerator, and sink you own helps define how well your kitchen runs. Always make sure you have the latest models to ensure easy cooking, good food, and a safer kitchen.
These are just some tips to help you attain a more efficient kitchen. If you have any ideas of your own, feel free to share your thoughts with us – we’d love to hear from you!