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Creating an effective kitchen flow

The kitchen is one of the most important spaces in any home and as a result, making sure that this space is well designed is essential. From functionality to visual design there are a number of factors to consider. But what are the options for creating an effective kitchen flow? And how can achieve the right results?

What are the options for creating an effective kitchen flow?

There are a number of different options to consider when it comes to creating an effective kitchen flow. These options include:

  • Planning the layout and organisation- an effective kitchen will have a good layout to ensure an effective flow of movement. As part of this you will need to plan for the three important kitchen zones, the storage zone, the preparation zone and the cooking zone. By establishing these clear zones you will be able to flow smoothly from one to another, to ensure a functional space.
  • Keeping worksurfaces clear- To make sure that your space can be used effectively, and that the flow is good throughout the kitchen, it is important to keep the work surfaces and countertops clear and free of clutter. This is because it is easier to work efficiently when you have ample space for food preparation and cooking. This is why zonal planning is important, along with effective storage. 
  • Planning for effective storage- storage is essential for any kitchen space, and planning for this can be very effective for your kitchen flow. Grouping similar items together and storing them in easily accessible locations can be a good idea. You could also consider using dividers, racks, and other storage solutions to maximise space and improve accessibility.
  • Effective appliance positioning- the positioning of the kitchen appliances is an important factor to consider when planning the flow of your kitchen space. Keeping the oven close to the preparation area or zone allows for a seamless transition of ingredients and helps make cooking easier. 

Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen experts, and we offer kitchens that can complement any home and interior design scheme, from the most contemporary to rustic or traditional. For more information, get in touch with the experts today!