Once a client decides to hire me, I go through a programming stage that helps me determine the best way to organize the layout. When I visit your existing kitchen, I look for clues. I like to think that my job is a little like being your cabinet doctor. Are your drawers over flowing with multiples of cooking utensils that makes it hard to find the one you need at the moment you need it? Are cooking utensils contained in a large round ceramic container on the counter collecting dust? Do you have every conceivable gadget but can never find the carrot peeler? Are your oils in a cabinet above the hood and hard to reach? There was a recent article in Kitchen and Bath News that indicated women buyers, more so than men, place a higher value with internal components that make a kitchen more efficient. Kitchens that are organized to suit your family’s needs will add efficiency and changes the way you work in your kitchen. Any one who is trying to get a meal prepared for a family can testify to this! Here are some of my favorites from Blum, Rev-A-Shelf, Kessebohmer.