How to organize your kitchen into zones

Designer Samantha Pynn shares her tips on organizing your kitchen in different zones.

Designer Samantha Pynn shares tips for organizing your kitchen into zones to keep things tidy and save time.

Kitchen zones

1. Coffee/tea/beverage zone: Keep often-used items within reach. Create a mini station so you’re keeping all the things you need in one spot and don’t have to move around as much.

2. Food prep area: Cutting board, dishes, spices, oils, etc. Keep them close to the stove so you can plate dinners quickly and easily.

3. Cleanup area: Keep pretty things on display (containers, tea towels) and hide everyday items like gloves, sponges and cleaning supplies under the sink and out of sight.

4. Food containers: The key to keeping food containers organized is to make sure they’re all the same. Keep all the lids together and stack the glass containers. Buy at least a half-dozen at a time.

5. Flatware and utensils: Organize according to use; the more dividers the better. If a space is too big to suit your purpose, make it smaller by inserting a box.

Product list

Art Interiors
A Pretty Snack, by Erin Vincent

West Elm
Fish Eddy pink plates with gilded edges
Wire basket
White lacquer soap dispenser

My Pot of Tea teapot,
Cafe au lait bowls,
English Breakfast Classic tea
Creamer, milk and sugar set
Heart teacups
Artisanal pinch bowls
Oven mitts

All linens by Samantha Pynn for Simons

Ekby shelves
Liatorp sideboard
Forhoja kitchen cart
Ingolf chairs
Variera utensil and flatware drawer organizers
Blanda serving bowl – bamboo
Gripande salad server set
Graddad jug
Kryddig spice mill
Gemak colander
Burken jars
Risatorp baskets
Korken bottle with stopper
Korken jars
Adelsten pestle and mortar
Vardera dinnerware set
Blanda blank serving bowls – stainless steel
Fortrolig food storage jars
Ikea 365+ dry food jars
Droppar spice jars
Skogsta box with handle
Ungdom mugs
Sekin serving bow
Nödvändig bowls
Hederlig wine glass
Irvig glasses
Rattvik glasses
Sockerart vases
Dryck syrups
Fargrik plates
Byholma baskets
Rundlig serving bowl
Aptitlig chopping board