Yup, it’s that time of year when your kitchen will soon get stuffed like a turducken, with serving plates, giant platters of poultry, side dishes, desserts, amateur sous-chefs, and the occasional tipsy guest offering help with cleanup whether or not you want it. But while you may want to curse your kitchen for being too small, here’s another thought: Maybe the size is fine—and the layout’s the real problem.
That’s right, professional chefs in cramped restaurants everywhere know that the true secret to a streamlined, stress-free cooking experience hinges more on the location of your counters and cupboards than square footage alone. But which kitchen layout is best when guests come a-calling? It turns out different setups all have their pros and cons. Regardless of which you use, we’ll clue you in on some clever hacks to maximize the space.
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