Time in the kitchen is a chore to some, and a fulfilling moment for others. Why is that? The difference lies in a kitchen organized to keep everything you need in safe distance which makes food preparation, cooking and clean-up as effortless as possible, leaving you with more time to enjoy with the family.
It’s nice to be in a clean, clutter-free, well-designed kitchen with modern equipments and it’s always best to have all your kitchen needs considered during the kitchen construction or renovation. Perhaps you brushed up on your cooking skills and now want to try baking dishes, breads and pastries for your family – you’ll definitely need to rearrange your kitchen space to accommodate an oven, extra cabinets for your baking pans and new baking gadgets.
The kitchen can be compared to a workshop and hence it must be able to accommodate tools necessary to make that gourmet food right of your kitchen. Though it costs to create storage space, you’ll realize that investing in open shelves, pull out storage and cabinets may improve your efficiency in the kitchen. Racks are a must to keep your pots and pans dry and readily accessible. Consider the right height for the racks so reaching the pots and pans can be done with ease, especially if the family member likely to cook or use the pots and pans is not too tall.
The modern kitchen must have a dual work zones that can easily accommodate multiple cooks. For these purpose, the kitchen must have more than two sinks, a niche for chopping and a space for pastry making. The work space for every person who will be working in that kitchen need not be too large but must have sufficient elbow room.
The refrigerator should be placed on the outer edge of the room to make it accessible to family members, even to children. The materials for your kitchen construction or renovation should be chosen wisely. Always consider the durability of the material especially if you do not intend to do another round of renovation in the next five or ten years. Wood grain cabinets are generally the better choice compared with lacquer because it does not show fingerprints easily.
The layout should be customized to meet your unique needs. If you are likely to entertain people in the kitchen, you should have a table and some chairs where you can serve food and drinks. The items in the kitchen need not be expensive as long as it’s functional and efficient. The kitchen should also incorporate a coffee station and a wine cooler if possible.
You should not forget about kitchen backsplashes to keep cooking and sink area dry and attractive. The kitchen backsplash not only adds a touch of creativity and focal point in your kitchen, it also allows you use the color elements to in your kitchen for a unified look. Beyond the beauty of a kitchen backsplash, it allows you to clean up spills without having to worry about stains and damage to the wall near your cooking and sink area.