Using Space Wisely: Secrets From Professional Chefs

Learn tips about kitchen design from people who make their living cooking (a lot) for others.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThis kitchen was once closed off from the rest of house. Removing a wall created an open floor plan and the opportunity for family and guests to spend time with the cook. (Design by Lori Gilder.)

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Tip #5
"I think it's important to have enough room at the work stations but keep the stations close so that the chef does not have to go far to get anything," says Chef Little. Getting exercise is great but not necessarily while you're trying to prepare a meal, wash the dishes and set the table.

Tip #6
If there are certain ingredients you use regularly, keep them close at hand. "I try to keep my flour, sugar and corn starch out in glass jars to make them accessible," says Chef Little. Choose pretty containers and you'll be adding a decorative element as well as a functional one.

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