The kitchen can be one of the most enjoyable or frustrating home spaces. Depending on the design, you can either love this space, as it guides you in your journey to becoming a home masterchef, or you can despise, cursing its every nook and cranny as you fumble around for pots, pans, utensils etc.
Given that eating well is such an important part of our happiness, the kitchen really should be a space where we are happy to cook and where we know we are going to create some outrageous deliciousness. A place where we can create quick and healthy midweek meals and luxurious weekend feasts – that’s the dream and that’s what we are looking to achieve!
But what do our kitchens need to produce this feeling of invigorated culinary creativity? How can we make them a place where we can truly explore our gastronomical expertise?
Let’s find out below:
- You must allow for plenty of space
First thing’s first: space is essential in the kitchen. This includes everything from creating plenty of bench space to installing ample cabinetry with stunning drawer knobs. After all, frustration is the antithesis of creating amazing cooking – no one wants to cook when they’re cranky and using your bench space as storage space is the number one cause of kitchen crankiness!
So, be sure to create space through the combination of a wide benchtop and plenty of cabinet/cupboard/pantry goodness – it will go a long way to freeing up the room and allowing you to focus on the delectable delights you are about to cook.
- Install top grade appliances
If you have been using that same old, weak as anything over the past five years then you will know just how important it is to have fully functioning, high grade appliances. High quality appliances are imperative to ensuring our cooking goes the way we plan, as low quality appliances often fail to reach the right temperatures, perform the specific cooking function, or simply fail when you go to use them!
So, if you are in the process of a full kitchen remodel, another thing you simply cannot overlook is installing new appliances. From the stove to the fridge, through to your pots and pans, it’s time to revamp your outdated appliance game and step up to a new level of cooking efficiency.
- Give it some aesthetic charm
Kitchens can either be really beautiful or really quite dull. Truthfully, the modern kitchen design is one that seeks bright, inviting warmth, and there is nothing wrong with that! Therefore, you shouldn’t have a hard time finding a designer that will be able to do this for your kitchen.
If, of course, you want to custom design your space, be sure to take the time to consider how each element and appliance will stack up next to each other. Will they look the part? Will the overall design make you happy to come home and cook in this space? The kitchen is one of the home’s rooms that should make you want to be there, as anything otherwise might result in poor quality culinary outputs.
- Ensure everything is in its place
Having the right drawers and holders for your crockery, cups, utensils etc. is essential to maintaining a calming, welcoming space, and one that makes cooking a breeze even if you have just come home from an exhausting day at work.
It’s these elements that make the kitchen remodel the most outstanding renovation you can imagine – be sure to incorporate them into your design!