- Mike Sorkin
Use Counter Space Wisely
Those who cook frequently require more counter space, ideally between the range and sink, than those who cook infrequently or prepare only simple meals. But allocation of space isn't your only consideration—think about height, too. Incorporating two countertop heights (which is doable even in a small space like this one) makes baking easy and allows kids to participate in meal preparation. Staggered countertops can also help separate the cooktop and the dining area if you want to cook and eat at a kitchen island.