2. The Sink Zone
Potentially your sink will be the most used zone on any given day, so you need to really think through how you want to organise the storage within that zone.
It might seem like a given but you’d be surprised how many kitchens don’t have a storage space for cutlery close to the sink/dishwasher.
When planning your new kitchen storage, think through all of your glassware, silverware and flatware and create enough storage in the sink zone to contain those things. You’ll be grateful for it later when transferring those items from dishwasher or sink to the cupboard is an easy chore.
You’ll want to place knives and cutting boards midway between the refrigerator and the sink to keep things easy access.
Think about how you store items that are related to each other eg: coffee cups and coffee maker or water glasses and drinking water access. Most often drinking glasses will be in a spot near the sink but if you have a water dispenser in the refrigerator it may make more sense for your family to store glasses in the refrigerator zone.
And don’t forget all of those supplies we use to help clean up. Dish towels, wash cloths, sponges and anything else your household might use for cleaning belong in this zone. Having them close to hand keeps clean up time simple and easy.
You may have some dangerous chemicals floating around in this zone. Please be sure to store poisons in child proof containers or up high away from little ones.