The kitchen is the beating heart of most homes. Most of us spend a fair amount of time eating and socializing in the kitchen, which is why it is so very important that we are able to make our kitchens work for us just like the rest of our homes should work well for us, no matter how we use them. Here are some amazing tips for doing just that:
A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place
If you don’t want to spend half your time in the kitchen tracking down your can opener, veggie peeler or that one pan that lets you make really good sticky rice, you need to get organized and choose a home for each and every appliance, pan, and piece of crockery in your kitchen. Assign all of your items a place, storing like with like and ensuring you always return them to their storage space when you are done with them., This one tip alone will make life in the kitchen so much simpler.
If you have about 500 forks, at least three dozen straws, now’s the time to declutter. By getting rid of the stuff you have too many of or those kitchen gadgets you thought would revolutionize your life, but now never use, you can make it easier to find the things you actually need and, perhaps more importantly, you can make more space in your kitchen for cooking and entertaining.
Upgrade Your Kitchen Taps
Your kitchen sink taps might sound like an innocuous part of your kitchen, but switching them out for a better model can make a surprising difference. For instance, if you drink a lot of tea and coffee, or you always have something on the boil, switching your normal taps for one that dispenses instant hot water would make your life that much better. Similarly, installing a pull-out tap will make it easier for you to rinse and wash the dishes in less time than usual. Taps matter!
Add a Touch of Comfort
If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, it makes sense to transform it into the most comfortable space possible. Don’t be afraid to bring in cushions, comfy chairs, TV’s and anything else that will help you to enjoy your time in the kitchen more.
Make the Layout More Convenient
Do you have to walk halfway across the kitchen to get to the fridge from your chopping board? Are your coffee cups stored well away from the coffee machine? You could save a huge amount of time and effort by looking at the layout of your kitchen and moving appliances like fridges, kettles and washing machines so that they can be used more effectively and intuitively than previously.
If you do a lot of entertaining in your kitchen, you should think about installing a wireless sound system, mood lighting and a foldout table, which will enable you to instantly transform the space from family dinner mode to crazy party space!
What tips and tricks do you have for making your kitchen space work better for you?