1. Plan your kitchen spaces carefully
Consider demarcating important zones in the kitchen for eating, storage, prep, washing and cooking.
After plotting out your kitchen zones, you will then need to figure out appliance placements for each area – such as a table top or kitchen island for eating and prep work, a refrigerator for storage, a sink for washing and a stove for cooking – and plan around these.
While you may not be able to choose specific placements for your sink and refrigerator, you can still decide where you’d like to place your table tops or kitchen islands. As a general rule of thumb, table surfaces should ideally be wide enough to place appliances when needed, with enough leftover space for you to prepare meals, eat, or even do work whenever you need a change of scenery while working from home.