Guest Blog Posts by Molly Erin McCabe

The kitchen is the room in a home where functionality is king. As far as kitchen design goes, right up there with the Work Triangle is the Landing Area. Well-planned landing areas streamline the prepping, cooking and cleaning for a cook, and can make you love or hate your kitchen. Here we will look more closely at the recommended guidelines for best practices in planning for landing areas surrounding cooktops, refrigerators, sinks, ovens, microwaves, and how to combine landing areas when two appliances are adjacent. It is important to note that we will not be addressing ‘clearances’ here, which come with more stringent rules and could encompass an entirely different blog. Let’s start with prep work, which begins with pulling food out of the refrigerator.