How To Create The Perfect Kitchen
There are some who would say that your kitchen is the most important room in your home. It’s true that your bedroom is where you’ll sleep, your living room is where you’ll hang out and spend free time, and your bathroom is of course also necessary. However, your kitchen is where you’ll cook all your meals, and – depending on how much space you have – where you’ll eat, too. With that in mind, it’s very important to maximise the potential of your kitchen.
So, how can you do this? How can you make sure your kitchen is as effective and cosy a space as you can make it? Well, there are several ways you can achieve this. From layout to activities to creating centrepieces, you can be as creative and innovative with your kitchen design as your imagination will allow you to be. Here are just some of the ways we think you can create the perfect kitchen, ideal for anyone from hands-off types to DIY enthusiasts.
Install a custom kitchen
What better way to create the perfect kitchen than to get a trusted company to install a custom kitchen for you? If you’ve never thought about it before, custom kitchens are the perfect way to realise your dreams and get the exact layout you want. You can talk to the company you’ve gone with and make sure the kitchen is to your exact specifications, then watch it unfold before your very eyes. This option tends to be a bit more pricey, but we think it’s worth it for the piece of mind and satisfaction.
Use The Triangle Layout
If you’ve decided to build up your kitchen yourself, you need to think very carefully about the layout of your appliances. Perhaps the most successful and proven way to design a kitchen is to use the triangle method. You’ll place your fridge, your sink, and your stove in a triangle configuration. This makes it easy to get to each appliance, which you’ll be using in tandem in order to make food. Keep your workflow up and your kitchen will feel effortlessly intuitive.
Don’t Scrimp On kitchenware
Your knives, cutlery, and cooking utensils are just as important as your kitchen itself. If you’re a chef, you need to make sure you’ve got the perfect kitchen knife. Lightweight and balanced without feeling too flimsy, the perfect chef’s knife will slice through anything as if it were butter. You should also make sure your saucepans, serving utensils, and cutlery are on point. Preparing and eating a meal with top-notch equipment makes it feel that much more special.
Make Sure The Floor is Easy to Clean
This might sound like a minor point, but until you’ve grappled with a kitchen floor covered in food detritus, you don’t know how important it is to have an easy-to-clean kitchen floor. Most kitchens will come with tiling, which is fine; tiles are easy to maintain, they show debris and dirt easily, and they look nice when they’re shimmering, too. You’ll need to be careful about dropping things, as they’ll break instantly, but tiles are definitely your best option.
Consider a Boiling Water Tap
Have you ever boiled way more water than you need for your cup of tea or coffee in the morning? If so, you should consider a boiling water tap. These handy appliances always deliver as much water as you need, and while they’re sometimes not technically capable of dishing out actual boiling water, it’s so close that most of your cooking and hot drink needs will be served by the tap nonetheless. With more useful appliances, your kitchen will feel better.
Install Tasteful (no pun intended) Art
If there’s room in your kitchen for art, it can be an excellent way to motivate you to cook (and those around you to eat). Adding art to your kitchen adds a dash of personality to a room that’s often neglected in this area. All too often, we’ve seen kitchens that simply don’t communicate the resident’s unique personality or skills. From art depicting beautifully-prepared food to more abstract propositions, don’t be afraid to display some gorgeous artwork in your kitchen.
Install a Peninsula
Peninsula kitchens are wonderful places to prepare food. The addition of that central workspace area is a godsend for people who find themselves sometimes at a loss when attempting to multitask. Consider installing a peninsula to make preparing your food that much easier and more intuitive. If you’re watching something or listening to something while you prepare food, the peninsula can also be a brilliant place to set up your device.
Decide if Your kitchen will Also Be An Eating Space
There are some of us here who, when growing up, would eat food in our various rooms or around a table in the main room. You need to decide whether your kitchen is also going to be the place where your family does the majority of their eating. If so, you need to allocate space accordingly and decide where to position the dining area. Having an eating space right next to the kitchen is a good idea – it makes people feel hungrier and more grateful when food arrives. Just be sure it’s well-implemented.