Some tips on “How to Plan a Kitchen Workflow That Works” from http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/5650992/:
- Aim to have at least 18 inches of counter space on either side before putting in other appliances — with the exception of an undercounter dishwasher, of course, which works perfectly right next to the sink.
- put counters around the refrigerator too, so there’s room to set down items when raiding the fridge.
- While Alper likes putting a cooktop on an island, so the cooking is integrated into socializing, others like that space to be completely clear.
and ideas to “Stash Small Kitchen Appliances” from http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/5656156/:
- Don’t let these clutter up the surfaces.