1. Divide your kitchen into work zones
Many different tasks are performed in a kitchen: preparing and cooking meals, doing the dishes, making coffee or tea… That’s why you should divide your kitchen into zones and group those items that belong together. Keep your herbs and cooking pots near the cooker and washing-up liquids under the sink; find a cosy little corner for coffee, biscuits, filters and cups… Store the items you rarely use in the top or bottom cupboard.
2. Opt for a pantry off the kitchen
There’s no need to store everything in the kitchen. Your supply of kitchen rolls, pasta, cornflakes, canned foods, the deep fryer… these can easily be kept in the pantry. Moreover, this hides them from view. If you’re renovating your home or if it’s still being built and you can make a choice, then you should opt for a practical and lockable pantry and a ‘normal’ sized kitchen instead of that really big one.
3. Trays in kitchen cabinets
Create order and structure in your cabinets and drawers. For instance, don’t just throw all your herbs on a pile but use a herb rack instead. The same principle applies in many other cases as well. It will keep your cupboards from becoming hopelessly cluttered and you’ll be able to find all your kitchen utensils when you need them!