Spend time rustling up delicious meals or baking tasty treats? You may dream of a kitchen that’s worthy of your talents. Is your kitchen is a little more drab than fab? You don’t have to spend a fortune to bring it to life. It’s easy to create a space that inspires you and provides a suitable setting for your culinary exploits. Here are some simple tips to design a kitchen fit for a master chef.
Layout and space
When you’re cooking, it’s useful to be able to move around the kitchen easily and to have plenty of space available. You want to be able to weigh, prepare, and mix ingredients. It’s important to have a place to store bowls and pans, and plate up without stacking dishes on top of each other. You need this space without covering every single centimeter of the counter. Do you hace a small kitchen? Try and maximize the space you have by keeping counters clear, Use wall-mounted shelves to store spices and herbs. Unsure about the layout of your kitchen? You could consider opening up the space by altering the position of a breakfast bar. Perhaps you want to take on a larger project. If you have a separate dining room, knock out a wall to create one large room. Though this will cost extra money it will add extra value to your home.
Is your kitchen decor is dated or the room is looking a little tired? It’s very easy to breathe new life into the space without spending a lot of money. Painting the walls is a great place to start. Stick to light, neutral shades and hang a mirror on the wall if you have a small kitchen. This will reflect light.
Replacing kitchen tiles can also create a more modern look. You can make the living and seating areas more cozy and homely by scattering cushions and throws around a kitchen-diner. Try and avoid an approach that is too uniform if you want that laid-back look. If you’re thinking of doing some DIY and you’re an expert with a circular saw, there are some incredible projects and ideas online. You could make and hang your own shelves for plants or herbs, create a bespoke breakfast bar or even make your own rustic dining room table.
Gadgets and gizmos
As a nation, we’re more reliant on technology than ever before. Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Embrace modern techniques and invest in some gadgets and gizmos to take your masterpieces to the next level. If you cook on a regular basis, it’s important to make sure you’ve got the equipment you need. From blenders and processors to electric peelers, novelty timers and precision digital scales, there’s an endless array of products that may take your fancy.
Do you love cooking? Do you spend every spare moment in the kitchen? If so, take these simple tips on board to create a kitchen that’s fit for a culinary maestro!