The organization of your kitchen will not just affect how you use your kitchen but also how you feel about using it. Having a kitchen that is maintenance-friendly, will make you dread food preparation and dishwashing a lot less than you used to before.
Moreover, it may help you spend more satisfying time in your kitchen or even discover a master-chef side that you didn’t even know you had. Nonetheless, in order for any of this to happen, you need to learn how to organize your kitchen like a pro. Here are five tips to help you out.
1. Install a Range Hood
The first thing you need to keep in mind is the fact that a great kitchen is the one that you aren’t afraid to use. Just think about the unpleasantness of avoiding a meal that you really want to try out of the fear that the place will smell of the ingredients for hours and days in the aftermath. Other than this, you need to consider the fact that during the warmer part of the year, using the indoor kitchen will be an unpleasant thought. Needless to say, installing a range hood is much cheaper than making an entire outdoor kitchen.
2. A Kitchen Island with a Sink
While a kitchen island with a sink may reduce the amount of space in your kitchen, there’s another way to interpret this scenario. Instead of empty walk-through space, you get more work surface. Due to the fact that a sink on the island is oriented towards the living space, you don’t have to fret doing your dishes while you have the guests. You can also do so while watching the living room TV, thus making the experience less boring and easier to bear.
3. Going for Durability and Maintenance
When picking kitchen appliances, there are three things that you need to bear in mind. The first one is durability, which is something that you’ll be able to deduce from the reputation of the manufacturer. The second one is the cost of maintenance. Nowadays, it’s fairly easy to find specialized domestic appliance repair service, which makes this task so much easier. The last one is energy-efficiency which will determine your power bill. By focusing on these three factors, you’ll make the optimal inventory for your kitchen.
4. Flooring and Walls
One issue that you have to address as soon as possible is one of the kitchen’s largest surfaces, the floor and the walls. Here, going for tiles is, by far, the most popular option. Why? Well, because, in the kitchen, things get spilled, splattered and scattered every single day and the question of maintenance becomes the issue of top priority. Tiles are resistant to moisture (unlike rugs and hardwood floors) and they’re quite easy to clean up. Overall, there are also some wallpaper options that are specifically designed for the kitchen.
5. Smart Appliances
Finally, in order to help your kitchen, reach the peak of its pragmatism, you need to start investing in smart appliances. This will allow you to remotely control your kitchen, as well as get a much greater insight into what you’re eating and how you’re using your kitchen area, in general. By getting a smart fridge, you can even raise the level of safety within your home, seeing as how you’ll get a notification when an expiration date of a product draws near.
At the end of the day, when it comes to visual elements, you have full freedom to pick your own style and opt for elements that are to your liking. While it is true that some elements affect your impression of the kitchen (even your appetite), it’s also true that there are so many nuances and accessories that you can use to mitigate all of these effects. In other words, functionality always comes to the forefront, when the organization is concerned.
Bio: Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar. More than anything, he loves to spend his time in his garage, repairing appliances and creating stuff from wood.