How NOT To Heat Your Kitchen
In my former home, we had a large "country kitchen" and baseboard heating. For those not familiar with baseboard heating, hot water is passed through a pipe and at various locations these pipes go through elements like the one shown. Eventually the water goes back to the furnace and round and round it goes. There's always some loss of energy for the parts of the pipes that don't go through elements, so the shorter the loop the more efficient. In most floor plans, this means a single loop around the outside walls of the house.