Essential Kitchen Design Tips For The Wanna-Be Chef!

I stood in my client’s kitchen staring at her incredibly small kitchen area.  She had called me in requesting a change to her layout. She hoped to start entertaining friends and showing off her “fabulous” culinary skills.  Considering the limited space, I felt there was no room for error, and didn’t want to shoot from the hip.  So, I began researching the kitchen rules, and here’s some of things I learned throughout my “kitchen remodel” journey:

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  • The “Work Triangle” will help your kitchen work flow.  The work triangle is an imaginary triangle in the kitchen between your work areas. The Work triangle states that there shouldn’t be any less than 4 feet between the work spaces, and no more than 9 feet.   The concept of this was developed in the early 20th century and is still used to this day. It doesn’t work in all kitchens (like ones with a single wall) but it does in most. Ideally, there should not be much traffic flow through the work triangle area.

If you fail to consider the work triangle in your design, you better work on your throwing and catching skills like in the following video:-)


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Thrifting: What to look for?

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Photo by Infrogmation (talk) of New Orleans

Where does your mind go when you hear “thrift shop”? You may think Macklemore’s song or Goodwill but when I hear that I think those old rundown shops on the sides of the mountain roads. If you’ve ever been in the mountains and saw an antique sign drawn on the side of the road you can assume there will be something good in there. It may be hidden under a pile of junk, but there’s something good in there. Here’s some examples of good thrift shop finds and what you can do with them to benefit your home: Read more