The kitchen is the room of the house in which you need the space to glide between one surface and the next. If you feel like you are boxed-in, you may think that it is time for a redesign. But before you go down this expensive and disruptive tasks, there are are few easiers things that you can do. Make your current kitchen work hard with these tips and tricks.
Think About the Triangle
The triangle of the stovetop, sink and refrigerator is where most of the action takes place in the kitchen. Instead of going for a complete redesign, you may decide to replace just one of the items of the triangle so take a look at a huge selection of kitchen sinks. Try to keep all your pots, pans and utensils around this area for easy access. If you are having to go across to the other side of the room to get your hands on an everyday item, it may be time to rethink what you are keeping in each of your cupboards.
Essentials within Arms Reach
If you use certain herbs and spices on a regular basis, keep these in glass jars on open shelving nearby to the stove. A spice rack is the ideal solutions, as this means that you are not having to root around at the back of the cupboard to find the herb that you need. On the countertop or a shelf above, always keep a pepper mill, a salt, and vinegar.
Following on from the last point, it is a nice idea to keep some of your essentials in open storage containers and jars. Pasta, flour, grains and coffee are just a few of the things that you can keep some stylish and well-labelled storage devices. As well as looking great, these also help you to save on precious cabinet space.
Simplify Dinnerware and Utensils
A single white set of dinnerware is all you need really, so if you find yourself with a mismatch of plates and dishes, now is the time to simplify. As for a chopping board, you only really need one which is both functional and stylish – one side for cutting and the other for serving. You may find that you have accumulated a lot of trendy utensils when all you really need is a good-quality chef’s knife, so cut back on all your non-essentials.
Store Similar Items Together
Delegate your drawers and cupboards to different categories of items. So, you could have one draw that is dedicated to baking tools, another for cutting and chopping, and a third for stove cooking essentials. If you make certain dishes on a regular basis, you could group all of these things together.
Try putting these ideas into action in your kitchen to see what a difference they could make to your kitchen. Hopefully, things will start to run smoother than they ever have done before and you will notice an instant improvement!