If you are like the vast majority of the people out there, you will like the idea of coming back to a home that looks elegant and cozy. And if you are passionate about cooking as well, you will surely want your kitchen to look stunning – just as beautiful and practical as those you see on TV in cooking shows.
So, how do you do this? How can you remodel your kitchen to look as if it was torn from a glossy magazine? We have put together 4 amazing tips to help you with this, so make sure to read on and find out more.
Add More Storage Space
You don’t see chefs on cooking shows displaying every type of pot they have (and trust us, they most likely have a lot of them) – all their cooking tools are well-hidden in proper storage space. The reason this works better is because it creates a more “open” feeling by freeing the countertops. The fewer things you have on your countertops, the better your kitchen will look. Therefore, invest in storage space that is adequate for all of your cooking tools and utensils. There are a lot of space-friendly ways to do this as well, so don’t worry too much if you have a smaller kitchen.
Once you know for sure that there will be enough storage space in your kitchen, remember to properly organize everything. Place your cooking oil and spices near the range so that they can come in handy when cooking. Also, remember to “save” a drawer for the cutting tools only (this will make it easier for you to find the right tool when you need it). And if you have a larger family, or if you know that you will have a lot of guests frequently coming over, add a second refrigerator and microwave out of your cooking “zone” so that they can grab whatever they want without disturbing you.
Find an Island that Is Suitable for You
There are many types of kitchen islands out there – so make sure you find the one that is suitable for you and your needs. For example, if you will want to dine on the island, choose one that is large enough to accommodate as many people as possible around it. Also, keep in mind that there should be enough space between your island and the other kitchen furniture items as well (ideally, the pathways should be approximately 36 inches wide).
Make Sure Everything Is Easy to Maintain
We know terra-cotta and brick surfaces look great in the kitchens – but the truth is that they are incredibly difficult to maintain. Thus, you should stay clear from every kind of material that requires almost excessive maintenance (terra-cotta, slate, tumbled marble, brick and so on). Of course, if you know that you will have enough time to maintain everything in perfect, impeccable state, do go for whatever you want. But also take into consideration the long-term costs of using such materials and of maintaining them.