It seems cooking is the UK’s new national hobby. Fuelled by TV shows such as Masterchef and The Great British Bake Off, people across the land are testing their skills at the hob and creating their very own culinary masterpieces.
If you love nothing more than cooking up a storm in the kitchen, it may be worthwhile investing in a revamp of this part of your home. It’s amazing how much of a difference a well planned and finished kitchen can make.
A dedicated food preparation space
To help make whipping up tasty dishes that bit easier, it’s a good idea to create a dedicated zone within your kitchen for preparing food and cooking it. If possible, this should include storage for pots and pans, as well as for frequently used seasonings.
It should also feature plenty of workspace. For practicality, durability and sheer beauty, it’s hard to beat wooden worktops and it’s now easy to buy such products from firms including deTerra
Your very own bake off
If you can’t get enough of baking, and if your kitchen has room for it, it’s handy to have a special baking section complete with all the relevant supplies. For example, you can fill a tall cabinet with items such as mixing bowls, measuring equipment, whisks and more. Next to this, there should be plenty of counter space where you can mix and roll until your heart’s content.
A home for your appliances
Let’s face it, there’s no shortage of appliances on offer these days. The only trouble is finding somewhere to put them. Smaller items are best placed in cupboards near to where they are typically used. However, for larger items it’s a good idea to have a designated area.
Some kitchens now feature so-called ‘appliance garages’. These are situated on countertops and they have lift or roll-up doors. For added convenience, they can also house electrical sockets. This design feature is a great way to minimise clutter.
Make washing up that bit easier
Even if you love cooking, you might not particularly enjoy the bit that comes afterwards. Particularly after big or elaborate meals, there can be lots of pots, pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware to wash up.
If you do lots of entertaining, it might be worth investing in a second dishwasher. This can really take the hassle out of post-party cleanups. Meanwhile, always try to position your dishwasher near to your sink so that there’s minimal dripping as you move dirty dishes from your sink to the appliance.
OK, so making changes to your kitchen does require a little time, effort and money. However, it could transform your experiences at the stove. Having access to a practical and attractive working area could serve as a real inspiration, helping you to create fabulous dishes that will really wow your friends and family.
There are plenty of design tips to be found over the web, and you can also use the internet to search for products such as kitchen units, worktops, appliances and more.