Chef-Approved Tips for Organizing Your Home Kitchen
Guest Blogger: Kevin
No matter how much time you spend in your kitchen, keeping it neat, decluttered, and organized is more important than you imagine. This will encourage you to perfect your dishes, work on them more than before, invite your family to join you, and, in the end, start spending more time in your cooking area. However, organizing your kitchen this way isn’t a quick and easy job, and you can’t do that in just a few minutes. Instead, you have to dedicate some time to this project, as well as listen to recommendations given by people with experience. Chefs know quite a lot about cooking and setting up a kitchen in the most perfect way possible, so here are a few organizing tips they can share with you.
Make It Simple
Even though most people love having as many appliances, storage units, and cabinets in their kitchen as possible, this isn’t the only way to go. Instead of going all in and cramming lots of things in a tiny kitchen, you should make things simple and opt for just a handful of items. It’s all about quality, not quantity, and that means keeping things simple could help you take your kitchen design to a whole new level without you even noticing it at first.
Simplifying your kitchen takes some time and comes in a number of steps, so there are lots of things you can do in order to make it simpler, but still more functional. From removing all the appliances and dishes you don’t really need or use, to limiting the number of spices, sauces, and condiments in your pantry, these things can go a long way and introduce a new dose of enjoyment in your kitchen and your life.
A Bigger Fridge
While this sounds quite the opposite of the idea mentioned above, the fact is that having a proper fridge means quite a lot to any home cook. Instead of scattering all the ingredients you use in your cooking all around the kitchen, you can simply store them in your new massive fridge and make sure they’re all fresh and ready to be used. This will also simplify your cooking process, making it easier for you to prepare tasty meals your family is going to love every day of the week.
Picking a perfect fridge is a lengthy and complicated process, and you need to approach it very carefully and patiently. Organize your cabinets in a new way, and try to make enough room for a new fridge, and try not to make your kitchen seem too cluttered once again. The size of your fridge will depend on the size of your family, but try to take everyone’s wishes into consideration and give each member of your family a shelf of their own.
New and Efficient Appliances
With so many models of appliances around us, picking the ones that are just right has turned into a rather difficult task. You can never be sure what these appliances are really made of and what’s inside them, which means you’re always purchasing them with a dose of skepticism. This is something all chefs know, but they still recommend purchasing models that are new and efficient because these won’t just get the job done, but will also look visually stunning and help you organize the kitchen better than ever.
Some of the appliances that every kitchen needs are the stove, the oven, the freezer, the aforementioned fridge, as well as one of those powerful fire ducts that will keep your kitchen clean and airy, so start with these when equipping your kitchen. Don’t be afraid to place them next to each other too – this will save you even more space, maximize the size of your kitchen, and keep it organized in the future as well.
This is another organizing trick that chefs often insist on, knowing how much empty space every kitchen has and how much of it we never use. That’s why they recommend mounting their upper cabinets in a new and improved way, letting them reach the ceiling, and providing the homeowners with a chance to fit even more things in them.
So, determine the height for your upper cabinets, figure out how much space you actually have, and then contact a reliable contractor who can turn your ideas into reality. Don’t be afraid to start using a stool or a step ladder, though, because these will help you reach even the highest shelves and prevent you from cluttering your kitchen ever again.
You may not be the biggest fan of cooking in the world, but you probably are a fan of keeping things neat and organized, so look into these ideas, take them into consideration, and start incorporating them in your kitchen as soon as possible.
Kevin has gone through an extensive home renovation with his son, which he has both thoroughly enjoyed, and dreaded every morning. He is now the proud owner of half his dream house (the other half has been waiting for spring). You can read more of Kevin's work at PlainHelp.