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Establishing the Kitchen Cooking Zone

In a previous blog, we discussed the importance of the kitchen work triangle with special emphasis on the prep zone. By carefully addressing the prep zone, homeowners are able to establish modern kitchens that are both appealing and functional. This week, we’re taking a deeper look into another aspect of the work triangle: the cooking zone. Discover how to establish a kitchen cooking zone in your Vienna home.


Establish a great kitchen cooking zone with help from Signature Kitchens, Additions, and Baths.

What is the Cook Zone?

Whereas the prep zone is designated for chopping onions and peeling potatoes, the cooking zone is the primary area where food is prepared. This kitchen zone includes major appliances such as a cooktop, steam oven, warming drawer, and more.

Addressing Counter Space

When establishing a cooking zone, the first item to address is counter space. Ample counter space is crucial for safe and efficient access to areas directly surrounding the stovetop or oven. Rather than walking across your kitchen to set hot pots and pans down, planning for ample counter space allows Vienna homeowners to set down cooked items with ease. For homeowners planning to install their cooktop on the center island, it’s important to ensure that there is enough space between the cooking zone and seating.

Including Smart Storage

Smart storage is essential for all aspects of a modern kitchen, but especially in the cooking zone. Homeowners need quick access to ingredients, spices, oven mitts, and cooking utensils. Consider discreet pull-out cabinetry to hold your many spices, and deep drawers to contain larger cookware for easy access. Cabinetry is an organized homeowner’s secret weapon. Products by Dura Supreme Cabinetry are perfect for homeowners in Vienna, Virginia and beyond!

Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths

If you’re ready to remodel your Vienna home, call Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths. As a premier kitchen remodeling contractor, we are proud to serve Washington, D.C., Rockville, Arlington, Alexandria and beyond. Nothing rejuvenates a house like a stunning kitchen design. Visit our website to view a long list of positive client reviews, and scroll through pictures of our favorite projects! Schedule a consultation on our website, or give us a call at 301-251-1880. Visit our showroom and follow us on Facebook, G+, and Pinterest. We are looking forward to working with you!
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