A kitchen to suit you and your lifestyle. It’s the “you” and “your” that’s important. Good planning saves time and shortens distances. Zone Planning defines the proper allocation of equipment for the five work areas.
ERGONOMIC kitchens reduce effort and increase comfort. If you want everything within easy reach in your kitchen, use Zone Planning. DYNAMIC SPACE is a five-point planning approach.
Use the colour references on the “KITCHEN LAYOUTS” page, to see how the Zones work in your kitchen.
- Sufficient Storage
- Five kitchen zone planning – Consumables, Non-consumables, Cleaning, Preparation and Cooking
- Easy access to contents in base cabinets with Peter Hay ANTARO
- Everything at a glance with the Peter Hay ANTARO full extension feature
- Easy opening
Our second story, functional 300 square metre showroom provides real-life scenarios. Real-life situations which explain the DYNAMIC SPACE planning approach.
These are items that are used for both cooking and baking and are then replenished. They include both chilled and un-chilled foodstuffs. That’s why both the refrigerator and freezer cabinets are a fixed part of this zone. Open packages usually belong in the “Preparation” zone.
- Coffee, tea, cocoa
- Cereal and muesli
- Canned goods
- Noodles, rice and side dishes
- Finished products
- Sugar, flour and semolina
- Chilled foodstuffs (in refrigerator and freezer)
Studies show kitchen buyers wished they had more space for storing provisions. That’s why it is important that you determine your storage space requirements. Take these into consideration when planning. Adjustable inner dividing systems provide organisation and a better overview.
This zone stores non-foodstuffs. It is mainly used for kitchen utensils, cutlery, dishes and glasses. For ergonomics, it makes sense to store often-used dishes in full extension drawers. Drawers are more effective than the top cabinets.
- Coffee dishes
- Glasses, dessert bowls
- Plastic containers
- Odds and ends
- Seldom used small electrical appliances
This kitchen zone holds up to one-third of all the storage items in the kitchen. With the number of items and their frequent use, comfortable access to them is important.
The dishwasher and the sink cabinet are located in the centre of the “wet zone.” This is the correct place for waste storage/separation. It should also hold household cleaners and cleaning utensils.
- Waste cleaning utensils
- Household cleaners
- Detergent and detergent tabs
- Rubbish bags
- Tea towels
- Shopping bags
Full extension drawers make the space under the sink basin better organised. Valuable storage space is gained by using full extension drawers under the sink. And using our ORGA-LINE inner dividing systems will optimise access and overview.
It is important to note the successful use of the ANTARO SINK DRAWER depends on many factors. The size of the sink basin in relation to the cabinet and the complexity of the associated plumbing. Most combinations of sink basin and plumbing are successful, certain combinations are not. Avoid combinations like double basins or basins using large waste master type systems.
This zone stores those kitchen utensils required for food preparation. It contains some open foodstuffs as well as those that are often used when preparing food.
- Kitchen utensils
- Kitchen tools
- Various small electrical appliances
- Cutting boards
- Vinegar, oil, sauces, etc.
- Mixing bowls
- Food processors
- Plastic containers (filled)
The “preparation” zone contains the main work area of the kitchen. The work area between the sink and hob should be a sufficient in size and well lit. Plan a width of 90cm or greater. is recommended. In addition, well organised full-extension drawers make it easier to access the required utensils.
This is the heart of every kitchen. It has items such as the hob, oven, microwave and extractor. Store items required for “cooking” and baking here. Items such as pots, pans and cooking utensils.
- Cooking utensils
- Special oven pans
- Baking trays and racks
- Baking forms and foils
- Baking tools and baking ingredients
- Tea towels
- Operating instructions
Utensils used on a regular basis are best kept near the hob. That way they are always close to hand.