The kitchen is the hub of household activities – from quick breakfasts during weekdays to special dinners on weekends. So it becomes a common place where all sorts of clutter accumulate. Are you planning to celebrate the coming holidays with your family and friends over sumptuous meals? Get your kitchen neat, beautiful and cozy for such gatherings with these tips and tricks.
Stick to essentials. Instead of adopting the purge habit, look through your kitchen and identify the things you use in your kitchen on a regular basis. To get started, think about your daily meal preparations. Without looking at your kitchen tools, jot down all the pans, pots and cooking utensils you use to prepare your dishes. Keep everything included in your list and make sure that they’re stored in easy-to reach cabinets, drawers and shelves. Consider giving away all the items that weren’t shortlisted.
Tackle the fridge. Most homeowners today are unable to get the most out of their fridges. Why? They don’t know how to store their food supplies properly. Maximize the depth of your fridge with the use food containers which will hold your leftovers, uncooked meat, vegetables, fruits, etc. Group your condiments and other bottled food items in one place inside your fridge to save more space. Finally, rid your kitchen of expired food supplies regularly.
Go for a streamlined kitchen design. An efficient blueprint can help you utilize every inch of your kitchen and avoid clutter accordingly. Have a main work area and decide which appliances and other kitchen tools should be included in it. Use your cabinetry and countertops in a way that they improve the flow of traffic in your kitchen. Also, consider replacing your massive kitchen appliances. For example, trade your standalone fridge and freezer with a space-saving integrated fridge.
Allocate a corner for simple pleasures. As mentioned above, the kitchen can be a place where family and friends gather to bond and relax. Designate an area in your kitchen where you can place a table and chair to sit down and read, listen to some music or have wine with your friend. Add items that can make your kitchen atmosphere a bit cozier – pots of herbs by the windowsill, fresh flowers in a vase, or scented candles on your countertops.
Nowadays, achieving a tidy kitchen has become a lot easier with the rise of open-space floor plans and sleek appliances. You just need to take the time to clean up, organise all the stuff in your kitchen and reconsider changing your current kitchen floor plan.