We would all love to live in an ideal world, right? Especially in our own home, where we spend more time than anywhere else. The home is a place that should perfectly fit your requirements, making your life as convenient as possible. This also applies to the kitchen, which is often an environment where you are always on the go. Having a well-functioning kitchen flow is something that can instantly change your experience in the room. You will quickly stop wasting time traipsing across the room when you may only need to reach down to get what you need.
Let us tell you more…
What is a kitchen flow?
A kitchen flow is something that has grown into the thinking of more and more people over the years. Gone are the days where people just deal with the inconveniences without giving them a second thought. Nowadays, homeowners are taking a step back and evaluating the layout of their kitchen more than ever before.
This term is quite self-explanatory, as it is how well you room flows (crazy, right?). This can be attributed to a number of factors, but mostly down to the positioning of items inside the room. If something doesn’t make sense in your head then guess what, it probably doesn’t make sense to anyone else either!
So if you feel like a rearrangement would make your overall experience in the kitchen more convenient, then the chances are that you’re improving the flow of your kitchen too.
Requires logical thinking
When evaluating your kitchen flow, you really should be thinking about where your essentials are placed, and if they can be moved so you avoid going back and forth for your items when you need them. With this in mind, here are two things to think about:
Are your plates and cutlery placed near the dinner table?
Are pots and pans near your hob and cooking station?
If you address these questions and rearrange accordingly, you can quickly reach your required items. Therefore you can easily go about your business in the kitchen without any unnecessary hold ups whilst you scramble around looking for where your pans might be on a given day. Or you know where they are but have to walk the length of the room to retrieve them!
Prep your favourites in no time
Do you live by that cup of coffee before work? Perhaps you need a slice of toast to kick start your day? If you have a go to food or drink that you know you consume daily, then it may be worth grouping all the apparatus needed together, so you can make your favourite kitchen treat in double quick time. Let’s face it – when you’re half asleep in the morning, the last thing you want to do is wander to the other side of the room!
By placing sugar, mugs, tea bags, coffee beans etc. all in one place, you are able to quickly start (or end) your day right, with a seamless process that may have previously been a chore.
We know that the invention of the dishwasher is something that has revolutionised the kitchen and made our jobs of cleaning up a lot easier as a result! But if you think about it, there are ways we can make it even more simple for ourselves once the dishwasher has done its job.
Where are your dishes, glasses, cutlery and mugs placed currently? Could they be closer to the dishwasher? This allows you to dry and place back in their relevant kitchen cabinet with ease. Emptying the dishwasher can be something we put off, we’ve all been there. But when it is as simple as this, you will want to make sure your dishwasher is empty at every available opportunity.
Get in touch with Kitchen Warehouse
So now you know more about a kitchen flow, why not think about some brand new kitchen units or replacement kitchen doors for your home so you can get to work rearranging your kitchen with ease?
Be sure to browse our range of cheap kitchens on site today, and we’re sure you will find a design you are happy with. To get in touch with one of our experts with any enquiries you may have, simply give us a call on 01765 640 000 or email us at [email protected] and we will happily lend our expertise!