Turn Your Kitchen Frustrations into Joy
Your kitchen should be your happy place. A place you go to cook a meal or unwind with a drink. Cooking a big meal for your family can be a huge task, especially with a cluttered kitchen. Having a kitchen that implements smooth flow workspaces can make your process faster and more enjoyable.
Clutter equals stress, but you can cut out these common kitchen frustrations with a fully customized kitchen system. Gone will be the days of searching frantically for that one utensil. Soon, you’ll know where everything is, and you won’t need to open sixteen cabinets to find it.
According to a survey by ReportLinker, 98% of Americans prefer to prepare a meal in their own home. That means that their kitchens should reflect that through an easy access kitchen layout.
What are Smooth Flow Workspaces?
A smooth flow workspace allows you to work with a goal in mind and organization that reflects and helps you reach that goal. There are three elements of smooth flow workspaces, each in place to help make crafting your meals easier and faster. This functions much like a work triangle that allows for easy access in a kitchen layout.
Space is a love-hate relationship in most kitchens. You want to have enough space for all your needs, but not too much space where most of your cabinets are half empty or empty—not serving a purpose. On the flip side, not having enough space can make your kitchen feel cramped.
If you don’t have enough space, you would likely benefit from a customized drawer system. Drawers and other customized storage solutions will allow you to build out your kitchen, giving you organization and space to do what you need to do.
For example, adding pull-out drawers into your pantry could give you more space to store your dry goods. You won’t have to spend time sorting through a pile of unorganized foods, giving you more time to spend cooking, eating, and cleaning up.
Motion is often overlooked in kitchens, but it’s important to keep in mind. It would help if you thought about what you do most often in your kitchen, where you stand, and where you like to do your food prep.
When designing your kitchen, it’s important to keep in mind your height. You should also allow for enough space to ensure comfortable movement around the kitchen. Do you like to leave wall cabinets open while you’re cooking or close them as you go? Do you move around and work in different places? Or do you tend to stay at one counter to do all your meal preparation?
These are all things that we will take into consideration when designing your perfect kitchen system for you.
Everyone has a different kitchen workflow, and how your kitchen is set up can either help or hinder yours. The best kitchen workflow is smooth and all about how things are placed near your work surface. When you’re working on meal prep, you want to have all the ingredients and utensils you need at easy reach. Easy access makes food preparation much smoother and more enjoyable.
This is why most people keep their spices in the cabinet next to their stove because it allows them to access the spices while cooking easily. If you had to go all the way across your kitchen for spices, it wouldn’t be very convenient.
Full extension drawer slides are a great way to help improve the workflow in your kitchen. They’ll allow you to access the full contents of your drawers. This gives you back time you’d previously have spent trying to get to contents in the back of the drawer.
Workflow is all about thinking about these little fixes that can help improve your routine. To be able to implement these fixes, you need to have a well-organized kitchen. A designed drawer system is made with workflow in mind and will help you better optimize the time you spend in your kitchen.
How can a smooth flow workspace benefit your daily kitchen activities?
Working in a kitchen that is fully optimized and organized to meet your standards can making meal preparation smoother, easier, and more fulfilling. Not only will your ingredients, utensils, and cookware be organized, but so will your cleaning supplies, making cooking and cleanup much easier.
A smooth flow workplace benefits your kitchen activities by allowing you to move more freely around your kitchen. You’ll knowing where everything is and move with easy access to your work triangle. When you need to change zones, it will also turn your kitchen frustrations into joy.
Having an organized home eases the brain and takes away stress. Not only that but having an organizational system will make it much easier to keep things organized in the long run.
Art of Drawers is a Leader in Custom Pull-Out Drawers in Atlanta
Art of Drawers specializes in creating custom pull-out drawers for wall and ground level cabinets to help you get the smooth flow workspaces of your dreams. We’ll work with you to determine exactly what you’re looking for from your kitchen.
When we’re done, you’ll feel ready and excited to cook, clean, and enjoy meals in your new kitchen. For more information or a free design session, please contact us online or call us at 770-800-8410 to help you create your dream kitchen.