bedroom, or living room. But our obsession with making our kitchens pretty, aesthetic spaces has meant that one key factor has suffered as a result: functionality.
Have everything you need within easy reach
More often than not, we tend to have those kitchen implements that we reach for time and time again. Maybe you are the queen of the one pot dish, and therefore you use your wok pretty much every day. Or perhaps you swear by your slow-cooker and make a selection of meals in it at least a couple of times a week. Whatever it is, these are the kind of items it can be very helpful to have close to hand. After all, it may look cleaner and tidier to have them put away, but if you’re only going to need to scramble through draws to find them every day, there is little point in this.
Have enough room for everything
On a slightly different note, you may also need to make sure you have enough room in your kitchen for everything you own. Once you have a family, it can feel as though the amount of kitchen items you own goes up tenfold. Lunch boxes, baking equipment, cookware and a much larger snack cupboard – it’s any wonder it’s not all spilling out of your front door! But what do you do when getting a kitchen extension is not an option?
The rule of the ‘golden triangle.’
If there was ever a rule for kitchen functionality, it is the rule of the ‘golden triangle.’ The golden triangle is also known as the ‘work triangle’ and has been defined by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as follows: ‘an imaginary straight line is drawn from the center of the sink to the center of the cooktop, to the center of the refrigerator and finally back to the sink.’ It is supposed to make your kitchen much more efficient and easier to operate in and is something people have sworn by for years. If you don’t already have the work triangle set up in your kitchen, consider having a re-shuffle to create one and see how it can change your cooking experience.
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