For many, cooking is an activity used to express creativity and innovation. However, it could be a hassle when your kitchen is haphazardly arranged. Creativity flows best when your environment allows for you to be creative. We have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts to ensure your kitchen works for you!
Your waste bin is one of the most used objects in your kitchen. For this reason, it is crucial to make sure your waste bin is in an optimal, easy-access space. The best location for your waste bin is next to your sink. We recommend dedicating a cabinet either under or next to your sink for your waste bins. Wherever you put your waste bin, make sure to include a recycling bin right next to it! Sustainability is critical, and there are many ways to incorporate eco-friendly options in your kitchen.
There’s nothing more uplifting than a kitchen with a lot of natural lighting! But this doesn’t take away from the importance of artificial lighting. The key is to be strategic with your lighting placement. We suggest adding extra lights for your most used places, like around your stovetop and adjacent countertops, and for the areas natural lighting does not illuminate. Not only do lighting fixtures have practical value, but they increase aesthetics as well. When it comes to your kitchen, the more light, the better!
Walking into your kitchen should not be a maze! There needs to be a perfect place for everything to ensure your space is organized and works for you instead of against you. First, you want to make sure that you have enough room to move freely. Walkways should be spacious, your island should fit comfortably if you have one, and appliances should not be close to each other or near walls (consider the kitchen work triangle). The kitchen work triangle ensures that you move from your prep station to your cooking area with ease.
Kitchen backsplashes often go unnoticed when they should be the focal point. Play with color, textures, and design elements to really elevate the look of your backsplash and ensure it never goes unnoticed in your space. Your backsplash should tie together the overall look of your kitchen, and it’s a fabulous way to let your creativity run wild!
The best part of your kitchen is that everything has an assigned space. This means storage is crucial for efficiency. Your cabinets and pantry should be organized to maximize surface area and ensure you find everything with ease. While storage is important for an organized kitchen, it’s essential not to over-utilize space. Over-utilizing space can make your area look cramped and will decrease the flow. So, you’ll have to imagine you’re goldilocks for a moment and play around with your storage until it’s just right!
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