The layout of your kitchen—where you place your appliances, your countertops, and your storage—will determine how cook-friendly your kitchen is.
Ask yourself: • Will I have to walk far to get water to top off a pot on the stove? • Will I have enough space to slice, dice, chop, and otherwise prepare meals? • Will I have room to store the olive oil near the stove or will I have to go across the room to get it? • Will two or more cooks be able to work comfortably in the space without constantly bumping into each other? • Will I be able to easily rinse dishes and load them into the dishwasher? • Do I prefer a range or a separate cook top and oven? • Do I need a prep sink and a cleanup sink? • Do I need an eating area in the kitchen? • Do I need to add square footage?