Kitchen Checklist

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We store significantly more in a modern-day kitchen than we used to. Try to imagine everything you would ideally like to incorporate and prioritize what is most important to make your space as functional as possible for your specific needs:

• Recycling
• Coffee or cappuccino maker & related accessories
• Baking station
• Pet dishes and food
• Small appliances – frequently used or not
• Telephone, laptop hookup
• Range vs. cooktop & wall oven
• Range size
• Hood style (under-cabinet, chimney style, built-in)
• refrigerator size and style (side by side, bottom freezer, top freezer, counter or regular depth), include ice & water?
• microwave location
• Garburator
• Pull out faucet or side spray
• Hot water tap
• Pot filler
• Prep sink
• Spice, knife, cutlery, utensil inserts or racks
• Compost
• Lower cabinet blind corners – magic corner, lazy suzan, piano hinge
• Linens
• Wine glasses
• Tall vases, oversize items
• Trays, cutting boards, cookie sheets
• Under-cabinet lighting
• Vacuum in kick at base of cabinet if using central vac
• Junk drwr
• Kids’ stuff
• Wine rack
• Display space

posted 13 Jun 09 in: Articles, Tip Sheets