Inside the garage are a shelf and an outlet in the granite. An appliance can be plugged in and used on the spot. In fact, it's important to place outlets and switches at each workstation. Even with two cooks, no one is inconvenienced. By being positioned at counter level, this storage unit prevents unnecessary bending or reaching up for heavy appliances.
Installing cabinet drawers ensures easy access. It's wise to store items needed on a daily basis on the top drawers to minimize bending down. Stooping for cookware causes a sore back, especially if the pots and pans are heavy. They, too, belong in a top drawer. In this kitchen, drawers make up most of the cabinets. Although many conventional drawers pull out three-quarters, these are full extension so that every inch of space is reachable.
Locating utensils in a drawer as close as possible to the work space where they will be used cuts down on extra movement. For example, mixing bowls can nest in a drawer immediately below the countertop where the whisk, spoons, and other tools are clustered. The brushed-nickel pulls have a slim, traditional line. They're easy to grab and pull.
More Convenient Features
When planning a desk area near a kitchen, consider how you will use the space. Provide enough surface area for a printer, computer and writing space for homework, if necessary. Desk-area cabinets can be fitted with inserts suitable for books, files, computer hardware, and other specific storage functions Under-cabinet lighting in this area provides task lighting to illuminate desk work.