If you love to cook and you use your kitchen a lot, one of your first priorities when undergoing kitchen remodeling should be improving your kitchen’s efficiency. This includes everything from the appliances and fixtures to the layout of your kitchen. If your current kitchen is anything but efficient, then you might want to take note of the following tips to improve your kitchen’s efficiency and make cooking meals an even more enjoyable activity for you and your entire family:
Establish a Kitchen Work Triangle
A kitchen triangle will certainly make it easier for you to prep and cook meals in your kitchen. The triangle is composed of the stove, the refrigerator, and the sink or dishwasher. Installing each appliance in close proximity to each other in a triangle will make it easier for you to cook and cleanup after. It’s also recommended if you use your kitchen for dining and other activities like working or doing homework. That way, every area has a designated purpose and you’ll avoid making a mess out of the entire kitchen every time you cook. Most professional kitchens have a kitchen work triangle.
Install Swinging Doors
Swinging doors are another feature of restaurant kitchens that you might want to incorporate in your home kitchen to make it more efficient. This is especially useful for homes that don’t have an open floor plan. Swinging doors don’t necessarily have to be drab and boring, you can paint them in any way you like or even use different materials to make it blend in with your interior. Consult a kitchen remodeling professional about your options. Adding a swinging door in your kitchen will make it easy for you to transport cooked meals from the kitchen to the dining area and will make it easier for you to go in and out even when you have your hands full with food trays or grocery bags.
Opt for Stainless Steel Countertops
Stainless steel countertops have so many advantages that it has gained wide popularity in many homes and not just professional kitchens. It is easy-to-clean, it’s stain-free, and it’s scratch proof. Since the material is non-porous you don’t have to worry about spillage seeping in and damaging the countertop and you certainly won’t have to worry about the accumulation of bacteria and germs as long as you make it a habit to wipe it clean and disinfect it after every use. Ask your kitchen remodeling contractor for cost of materials and installation so you have an idea of how much to spend.