Some kitchen design tips include organizing items in a more efficient way, using wide walkways, keeping the often-used parts of the kitchen out of direct traffic and keeping appliances and doors from abutting or opening onto corners. Homeowners also need to allow for plenty of countertop space and make sure plenty of outlets are installed along the backsplash for appliance needs.
A homeowner needs to start designing the desired kitchen by organizing the space in an efficient way by placing breakfast bowls by the breakfast table, coffee mugs by the coffeemaker, and pots and pans by the stove. This eliminates extra steps to get to the needed items. In designing for efficient space, design wide walkways for kitchen traffic, and place the most used areas of the kitchen, such as the sink or stove, out of way of direct traffic. This not only keeps people from getting in the way, but it also keeps children out of the reach of ovens and other hot surfaces.
Those with kids need to consider adding a mini-refrigerator to the kitchen island or edge of the kitchen to store snack items for kids so that they aren't getting in the cook's way. Homeowners can also place the knives against a magnetic strip by the backsplash to keep them out of the reach of children, while still allowing for easy access for adults.