We were recently approached to write an article about what makes an organised kitchen.
We love bringing our customers’ visions to life and making everyday easier and more organised!
To top it off, if you book a kitchen consultation with us you will receive a free Mereworth Wines, wine tour and tasting.
Want to take your space from chaos to calm?
Follow our 5 steps to a more organised kitchen:
Ensure drawer space is maximised
Organised cabinets, drawers, and great storage, will save you an enormous amount of time in the kitchen.
A place for everything and everything in its place is the saying which could not be truer when it comes to easily navigating this space. There are so many odds and ends that accumulate in a kitchen.
Well-thought-out inner dividing systems can help you organise every drawer. Cross dividers keep pots and matching lids nice and tidy. Dishwasher safe stainless-steel trays make organisation child’s play.
Use bespoke solutions
Particularly in old homes nothing is conventionally shaped, whilst this brings great character it makes cabinetry and shelving more difficult to fit. When buying a kitchen, bespoke will be mentioned, but this usually refers to off the shelf carcasses with after production bespoke tailoring.
At Wellingtons each kitchen is made specifically for the customer in our Kent based workshop. You can choose every detail, right down to the type of joint that is used on the drawer boxes.
These aren’t postproduction edits; your fitted kitchen is bespoke to you.
Kitchen appliances are often regarded as the finishing touch to a kitchen.
Integrating appliances into cabinetry, or by using panelling to conceal them not only creates a sleek, streamlined look, but it also helps to maximise space and reduce clutter.
We only sell products from brands we know stand the test of time so can help you choose the best appliances for your space. Top-of-the-line appliances will not only look great but will function flawlessly too.
Everything in easy reaching distance
The “Work Triangle” which is the triangle made by the sink, oven and fridge should be compact enough that it allows convenient and effective circulation for the chef, but generous enough that two people working in the kitchen aren’t bumping into one another.
Cooking and baking pieces should be kept close to where you prepare your food along with utensils. Cutlery, crockery and glassware near the dishwasher and cups, tea and coffee, sugar etc. near a water source.
Quieten the worktops
Keeping your surfaces clear is a great way to maximise the appearance of space whilst making the area feel calmer to be in.
Worktop clutter is so easy to accumulate, but there are tricks to keep it to a minimum. The first thing to do is to remove anything that you don’t use often, or that you don’t find beautiful, and find a spot for it in your cabinets.
And another clean-counter-tip is to use a sink caddy for your dish soap, cleaning spray and hand soap. You could keep it all under the sink if you want to eliminate the clutter altogether, but you may find it more practical to have it out on the counter as it’s something we use many times in the day.
When embarking on a kitchen project it’s always a good idea to understand what you need from the space. That’s why at Wellingtons Kitchens the very first thing we do is get to know you and your project. We ask you to bring plans, mood boards and ideas along.
Once we understand your needs, we can come up with the perfect kitchen design solutions for you.