kitchen organization

January 11, 2012

One of your New Year’s Resolutions might be to get more organized. It seems we all say this at least once a year… “if only I was more organized then…”

Well we’re going to show you an example of a hauthaus kitchen design and organization notes. Below you can see a floor plan of a kitchen; we met withe client and used our imagination to ‘take out’ all of the pieces in her current kitchen and ‘put them away’ into her new kitchen. We wanted to make sure that the new kitchen will be well organized and that it will work for her and how she specifically uses her kitchen.

A few notes about the plan:

  • You can see that we kept a large storage space for her kids’ school stuff; papers, lunch bags, supplies, etc. They are stored away in baskets on adjustable shelves. Each kid has their own basket.
  • The Wolf range is located on the center of the left wall. Since the client is right handed, we put her cooking utensils and spices on the right. The upper cabinets to the left of the range are hinged so that you can access them both from the range without having to maneuver around open doors.
  • We designed a specific spot for the KitchenAid mixer to always sit on the counter. The upper corner cabinet will continue all the way down to the counter top and act as a mixer ‘garage’. Her baking utensils and mixing bowls are located in that corner as well on the lazy susan.
  • There is a designated breakfast prep spot on the right side of the kitchen. This will allow the kids to make their own breakfast while staying out of the kitchen work triangle (the space between the sink, range and fridge).

Here is a drawing of the wall with the range; you can see how we called out where the pieces will be ‘put away’.

Will you be re-designing your kitchen in 2012? If so, hauthaus can help! Give us a ring!

SubZero is going to roll out a new and innovative product in their refrigeration line… a 42″ and 48″ refrigerator with a water/ ice dispenser inside the fridge!

This gets me excited for a couple of reasons:

  1. By moving the dispenser inside the fridge, you can still get great tasting, filtered water AND you can still put wood panels on the outside of the unit so it blends into the cabinets.
  2. It’s going to be cabinet-depth, so you don’t have to worry about it sticking out and into your traffic pattern
  3. The 42″ size is a new size for SubZero, allowing a size in the middle of the 36″ and 48″ – a perfect size for a family with lots of food storage needs!


So stay tuned to SubZero in January 2012, when they introduce their new product!