If your current kitchen is too small to move around in, increase the work zones in it. Most kitchens come with a basic layout. Although kitchens with basic layouts work fine for some small families, the layouts may be too small or compact for larger families. You can improve the space in your kitchen by adding more work zones to it. Learn more about work zones and how you can remodel your kitchen with them below.

What Are Work Zones?

Almost every building or structure contains work zones within it. Work zones allow you to complete different tasks or jobs within a specific space or area without harming or endangering anyone or anything around you. Your kitchen also contains work zones in it, including a food preparation area, a food storage area, and a dining area.

Most kitchens rely on basic layouts to create their work zones, such as kitchen triangles. Although kitchen triangles allow you to complete the most important tasks in your kitchen, they can be too outdated or too small to store, prepare, and consume food properly. The limited space may also make it difficult to do other important tasks, such as work at home, complete school work, or even entertain family and friends during the holidays. 

If you struggle to complete any of the tasks, jobs, or functions above, contact a kitchen remodeling contractor soon. You may need to increase the work zones in your kitchen.

How Many Kitchen Work Zones Do You Need?

A remodeling contractor will need to look over your kitchen's current layout before they can increase the work zones in it. A contractor may be able to expand your small kitchen by removing a wall or row of cabinets from it. A contractor may also be able to increase the work zones in your kitchen by downsizing your oven, range, or refrigerator.

After a remodeling contractor chooses the best way to increase the space in your kitchen, they'll create different zones in it. If possible, a contractor may create five zones in your kitchen. Kitchens with five zones tend to be more spacious and easier to work in throughout the lifetime of the home. The zones include a larger cooking and food preparation area. You can also add structures to your kitchen to make entertaining, food preparation, and storage easier on you, including a large walk-in pantry or utility room.

A contractor may take time out to plan or create the blueprints for your new kitchen layout. If you choose to do so, you can hire an outside contractor to create the blueprints for you. A kitchen remodeling contractor will use the blueprints to redo your kitchen.

Learn more about work zones and how to add them to your old kitchen by contacting a kitchen remodeling contractor today.