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Helpful Tips For Re-Designing Your Kitchen

Helpful Tips For Re-Designing Your Kitchen

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As an adult, you’ll have to spend a fair amount of time in the kitchen. If you’re a stay at home parent, then this room can sometimes feel like your office! It may not be the most exciting area of the house to work on, true. However, a re-designed kitchen can be an extremely helpful modification to your home. If you’re thinking of taking this step, here are a few helpful tips.

My first big tip is to keep functionality in mind. You might all sit down in the kitchen during mealtimes, but it’s a primarily a space used for cooking. Kitchen remodelling doesn’t happen very often. Since you last had to consider it, I’m sure there’s been a lot of great innovations. Once you’ve checked out all the different choices out there, look at your current kitchen and think of what would be the most useful. Perhaps you cook a lot of dishes which require the use of several utensils? In that case, make sure to leave space for a wall-mounted magnetic knife rack. If your family likes to help out with the cooking, then perhaps you’d like a central island counter.

To make your kitchen more practical, you could take some inspiration from professional kitchens. No, that’s not stealing ideas! Restaurant kitchens have to deal with massive quantities of food nightly. So, taking a few practical features from them will certainly help you cook for a household! One big feature you might like is laminate worktops. The aesthetic beauty of these is usually pretty limited. However, they’re very resistant to burn and knife marks, and easier to clean than some other options. It’s probably not practical for you to walk around an active restaurant kitchen. Still, you can easily talk to a chef who knows about the different features. If your budget is looking thin, then there are many catering supply shops which offer pretty good deals.

Having enough practical features is obviously important for a kitchen. However, if your budget and needs allow it, don’t get too focussed on the functionality of your new kitchen. By throwing in more decorative features which appeal to you, you’ll make using your kitchen so much more enjoyable. You might want to mount a few speakers in various places, so you can listen to your favourite tunes while you’re cooking. Maybe you’ve always wanted a nice, stylish wine rack ready for you to use. Whatever it is, don’t forget to make your kitchen reflect your tastes. As I said, kitchen remodelling doesn’t happen very often! After it’s all set up, you might want to start some new routines to make your kitchen feel totally refreshed. Maybe you could buy more fresh fruit or brighten the place up with flowers.

These pointers should start you off towards the kitchen of your dreams. As a final tip, don’t feel too restricted by a low budget. Simply re-painting a couple of walls can totally change the character of your kitchen. Be imaginative with every decision, and you’ll get the perfect cooking space for you.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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