Image A - This is where you should measure
Image B - This is where you should measure
Have you made a note of where these are?
- Plug points
- Power outlets
- Water and gas supplies
The Working Zones
Plan your kitchen around the idea of a working triangle of three zones, which we describe below. This is about having what you use the most in easy relationship to each other. Each zone should ideally be equal in distance from each other, and the things you use least can go furthest out of the triangle.
Food Storage Zone
Includes the fridge, freezer and dry storage
Consider the amount of storage you’ll need, including the size of the fridge and freezer. A worktop near the fridge is really handy for unpacking the shopping, and for cooking.
Includes the oven, hob, microwave and where you cook
It’s handy to have the cooking zone close to the sink so you’re not carrying hot things far. Allow worktop space for food preparation and utensils.
Includes the sink and dishwasher
Plan everything that needs plumbing next to each other and/or along the same wall. Keep the fridge close to the sink for washing fruit and veg. Also, keeping the worktop above the dishwasher free of appliances leaves space for stacking and unloading dishes.