Tips for Creating a More Functional Kitchen
July 26, 2018
The kitchen can be considered as the heart of the home as it is where meals are prepared and the place where the whole family gathers to share meals and strengthen their bond. With this, it is unsurprising that many people also consider it as one of the top priorities when renovating a home.
In this article, we will give you some tips on how to make your kitchen not only pleasing to the eye, but functional as well.
1. Appliances under the cabinet.
Full appliances such as the dishwasher can be placed under cabinets, so you can try to designate a spot for these. You can place appliances under the cabinet or use work surfaces on top of cabinets in order to maximize the space you have.
2. U-shaped central island
Your kitchen’s central island can be used for a variety of purposes. By installing a U-shaped central island, you will be able to enjoy more space compared to having a huge rectangular central island. The gap in the U-shape ensures there is no wasted central space. Plus, you can also install drawers on the sides.
3. Strategically-positioned windows
Not only will strategically-placed windows give you a good view to look at while you’re cooking or washing the fruits and vegetables that you will use, but will also allow you to have a better access to natural sunlight.
4. Installing a second sink.
Having a second sink on the central island is very practical because two persons can use a sink at the same time. Also, one can be designated for washing dishes and utensils, while the other one can be used when you’re cooking.
5. Putting up a chalkboard wall
Do you have a recipe or to-do list to take note of, or maybe a message for someone in the house? Rather than using sticky notes on your refrigerator, you can have a chalkboard wall installed instead.
6. Your very own herb garden
Compared to store-bought herbs, fresh ones taste better. You can set up your very own herb garden in your kitchen as long as there is natural light that comes in. If you want to save some space, it is recommended to mount planters on your wall.
7. Spice drawer
By keeping your spices organized in a designated drawer, you wouldn’t have to go through the hassle of looking for the spice you need because they are all in the same place. Additionally, you won’t waste any space on the counter.
8. Cupboard pantry
Storage is highly important especially if you have a lot of things in your kitchen. By having a cupboard pantry, you can easily keep jars, bottles, and small kitchen appliances.
9. Cabinets with glass doors/ open shelves
The good thing about using cabinets with glass doors and open shelves is that you will be able to easily locate the things that you need—ultimately preventing you from wasting time and making you more efficient.
Function should always be the greatest priority in home renovation. Your efforts would be useless if the design doesn’t make the workflow smoother. Hopefully, this article will give you better ideas for you to make a more functional kitchen.