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Building a Kitchen That Makes You Want to Cook

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Last Updated on August 8, 2021

Some of us love to cook. We’ll do it anytime, anywhere. We’ll make the best of what an environment has to offer, we’ll source ingredients where we can, and we’ll use whatever utensils we can get our hands-on. The surroundings don’t matter. But even these people will admit that it always helps if you have a kitchen that you love, and most people are far more comfortable in their own kitchen when they know where everything is, and that they’ve got whatever they need. 

Some kitchens are perfect for cooks. Everything is where it should be, and it’s well-stocked but more than that. These kitchens are inspiring, mood-boosting, and just a joy to spend time in. They are kitchens that scream out to be cooked in, that give you the freedom to experiment with new recipes, to taste new flavors, and to cook up a storm. If you haven’t got one of these kitchens, here are some of the things that you might need to create one. 

Some of us love to cook. We’ll do it anytime, anywhere. We’ll make the best of what an environment has to offer, we’ll source ingredients where we can, and we’ll use whatever utensils we can get our hands-on. The surroundings don’t matter. But even these people will admit that it always helps if you have a kitchen that you love, and most people are far more comfortable in their own kitchen when they know where everything is, and that they’ve got whatever they need. 

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You’ll Need Space

Galley kitchens have always been popular. They are certainly space savers. But, your kitchen should be more than purely functional if you want to love cooking in it. You should be able to dance around as you cook, flip pancakes, make a mess, and generally use the space that you’ve got without worrying. Sometimes making more space just means adjusting your layout, but knocking through to create an open plan living area and house extensions are other options. 

Be Smart with Your Storage

When you are having fun in the kitchen, the last thing that you want is not to be able to find what you need. Ensure that the things you use most often are easy to find and store things like herbs so they are easy to see. 

Do an Inventory

It’s also a good idea to know what you’ve got. Spend time looking through your cupboards, making a note of any ingredients that you need, but also cooking pots and pans and utensils. Your home kitchen should always be well-stocked and ready to go.

Add Some Color

Whites, blacks, and other plain colors might be trendy, but they’re not fun. Add pops of color with your accessories, vintage handles on your cupboards, wall hangings, and artwork and by bringing in some plants and flowers. Create a small window garden and have fun with colors where you can. 

Make Sure it’s Easy to Clean

Even if you love to cook, you don’t necessarily love to clean up afterward. Make sure counters, tiles, hobs, and floors are all made with easy to clean materials and get into good clean as you go habits to cut down on cleaning times. 

Invest in Good Appliances

A kitchen that makes you want to cook is one that works well. Invest in good appliances that work well, do what you need them to, and will last the test of time. 

Kitchens are often billed as the heart of a family home. But, unfortunately, they don’t all live up to the title. If yours doesn’t, consider some of these changes.