your Kitchen & Kitchen Space
The kitchen is as
much an essential part of the home as any other room. No matter
how big or small it may be it makes sense to spend a little time
in organizing the kitchen space. After all, a well planned and organized
kitchen can save a lot of time and make life simpler while cooking.
If you have a compact
kitchen, it is best to plan out what goes where so that there is
no wastage of space. Whether you are in the process of building
a new kitchen or in the mood to totally reorganize your kitchen
space, these tips will be handy -
Invest in a medium to large
sized cabinet that will provide enough storage space for your
utensils, cutlery, etc. If you prefer tailor-made kitchen
cabinets, drawers, etc. that meet your specific requirements,
bring in professionals who can deliver custom made cabinets
just for you. Cabinets can be set up at the base level or
an elevation by fitting them into walls. Easy access is a
must for each member of the family so pay attention to the
ideal spacing of kitchen cabinets. Remember, the secret
to a functional kitchen is proper planning and using space
& Shelves - While planning your kitchen area,
make sure you keep enough room for spacious drawers and shelves
to store cutlery, extra reserves of cereal, pulses, etc. Invest
in a wall shelf with pegs that can be attached to the wall and
used to hang aprons, tongs, oven gloves, etc.
what goes where - Place your utensils, glassware,
and plastic items separately. Kitchen gadgets like microwave
/ oven, dishwasher, and fridge etc. need enough space. Plan
out their placement keeping in mind ease of use and access.
It is always a good idea to use one of the drawers for storing
table mats, napkins and extra tissues, etc. making it easy to
locate them when in a hurry.
Items – It is good practice to label the containers
of pulses, spices, cereals, etc. in the kitchen so that you
can locate each item easily. Doing so is an excellent idea,
especially when there are a lot of family members. Moreover,
shelves and drawers can also carry labels such as ‘Cutlery’,
‘Reserves’, etc. so that every member of the family knows what
System / Proper Lighting - Pay attention to the exhaust
system in your kitchen. A well-ventilated kitchen is always
a pleasure to work in. The kitchen should be well lighted using
high power bulbs, etc. Make sure cabinets or appliances do not
block the windows. Natural light should be welcomed at all times.
Cleanliness – Good hygiene is a pre-requisite for
healthy cooking, and this is why it is imperative to keep cleanliness
in your kitchen space. After cooking each meal, clean the kitchen
surfaces, the stove and the sink area, etc. with a clean wipe.
The kitchen dusters, mops, and wipers should be washed and dried
properly after use. The fridge and other appliances should be
clean as well.
Your kitchen windows should be void of heavy drapes. Keep away other
fabrics from your kitchen. A little bit of forward thinking and
care can help you to maintain a clean and inviting kitchen. Get
ready to cook in style!
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