If you are looking to organize your kitchen, you might be overwhelmed at the task. This is why it is a great idea to work at slowly, taking your time to get the items where you want them and not where you think they should go, this often ends up to be completely different places.
Work out what you like to do in your kitchen and where items fit comfortably. If you gravitate towards a certain area for cooking then you should consider to place items that you would use, in this area.
Many people, years ago, suggested a triangle method for making your kitchen layout work.
I have adapted my method which places items that I use near to the area within which I go to perform a task.
If I am making a hot drink, I want the cups and the supplies to be within this area so I am not moving from one area to another area just to make a drink.
This is the same with cooking, I make the dough for the bread machine in a different area than I make cakes, but I don’t have all the ingredients for cooking in one area, they are split between the two different areas and this works great. It doesn’t take up extra room in the kitchen, but it does allow me to use the space that I have available in a way that works for me.
There are many people who would consider it a sin to split groups, cooking items together and pans together. I don’t like this theory; if you use things for different activities then it is fine to split the groupings. You don’t have to have items together if you use them in a different way, even if they fall into the same category. Making a kitchen work is going to be personal to the owner of the kitchen and not a design team.
This is why, before changing a kitchen, you need to see how it is going to work for you. If you are going to move items around consider the impact that it will have on your ability to get access to the items that you will need. It is possible that a move can help create a sense of organization, a space flowing in the right direction. On the other hand, if the item is placed in a poor location it can have the opposite effect, making the room difficult to manoeuvre and to get to the items that you want and need.
Meeting the needs
Organization needs to fit with the practical uses of the room, it can sometimes feel that you are pulling away from your natural instincts but harmony is only created when a system works effortlessly. If it is unnatural and awkward it is not organized to the needs of the individual who is using the space, they need to be able to find the items required. If a layout is wrong it will quickly become cluttered and out of shape, this is a great time to re-look at the space and the issues to see if there are better alternatives to create harmony.