5 essential kitchen zones to help you organise your home

No matter what your budget is, you can have a kitchen that is both beautiful and practical. A layout that optimises functional workflow is about planning, not price, and great design creates a great lifestyle. Here are five dynamic space zones to help with your kitchen project


1. Consumables

This space will include your pantry as well as your fridge and freezer. Consider how often your household shops, whether you store bulk items such as baking goods and ensure that all items are easy to reach. If you are planning a walk-in pantry, this zone will be duplicated.

2. Non-consumables 

Cutlery, crockery, glasses, plastic containers and more. As many of your non-consumables are dishwasher safe, your non-consumables and cleaning zone should be close together.

3. Cleaning 

This zone features a sink and dishwasher as well as storage for cleaning products and washing-up items. A hygienic rubbish solution is important – a Servo-Drive uno allows the bin drawer to be opened with your hip or knee when your hands are full. If you’re planning a butler’s pantry or scullery you may want a duplicate cleaning zone.


4. Preparation 

Everything should be at hand as this is the main work area for your kitchen. From whisks to knives, chopping boards to oils, this zone needs bench and storage space that is fit-for-purpose. With a minimum of 900mm in width, consider a large preparation zone for a multi-chef household.

5. Cooking

Think pots, pans, dishes, cooking and baking implements. Is your cooking zone safe and ergonomic?


Testing time

Empty the dishwasher, make breakfast, lunch, dinner and a cup of coffee. Imagine each task as part of your kitchen plans, are the positioning and size of the five zones right for your personal kitchen needs?

A physical Kitchen Test Drive can set up in 1:1 scale at the Blum Auckland Showroom with our movable modules. If you have your plans already, book an appointment!

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