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Different people have different levels of cooking ability; some have managed to reach masterchef level, while others still struggle not to burn toast. Nothing is wrong with either level, but it doesn’t take great culinary skill to have the right utensils and decorations in your kitchen. In fact, it’s easier for amateurs to learn how to cook if they have the right tools at their disposal. No matter your cooking ability, here are a few things everyone needs to properly decorate their kitchen.
Have the right tools
You might have gone off to college and survived with only a few plates, some cutlery, a wok, and a spatula for all your cooking. However, there are some things that require the proper basic tools. It’s never too early to stock up on some basic kitchen essentials to take your cooking to the next level. Pasta pots with built-in strainers might seem luxurious, but as it’s such a simple dish to cook it might be worth adding one to your cabinet. Skillets and slow cookers are both quite versatile, so you might not need to buy anything else for a while if you have these in your arsenal. Remember, you don’t have to break the bank buying everything at once; just buy one or two things and work your way up.
Let there be light
You can’t work like a five-star chef if you can’t see your kitchen properly. Even if your kitchen is well-lit, there are some blind spots that not even your light fixtures can reach. The solution is simple; stick a couple of LED strips under your bottom shelf so you can see what you have stored in that space. LED light is energy efficient and they can light up your kitchen for years. They’re also very flexible so you could stick them anywhere in your kitchen to create a different look and function. You could even maximize the light’s impact by putting mirrors in the backdrop. These will reflect the light and make your kitchen look bigger.
If most of the free space in the kitchen is on your wall, then wall-to-wall kitchen storage is your ideal solution. Build shelves from the floor (or the counter) to the ceiling and use these to store your cookbooks, potted herbs, utensils, or anything else you might need. Alternatively, if your walls are already taken up by cupboards, then put up some rails and use them to hang your pots and pans. A magnetic strip on the wall is perfect for storing chef’s knives – as long as you hang it out of reach of tiny hands. Similarly, a small spice rack won’t take up too much wall space. You can also maximize your existing space by clearing the countertops after you’ve finished cooking.
Add a touch of sparkle
Nothing decorates a kitchen better than a sparkle of cleanliness. Even when you’ve cleaned your dishes and wiped down the countertops, taking the time to keep your kitchen clean will keep you safe from bacteria.