Your kitchen is one of the most essential and most used areas in your house, and you should make it as practical as you can to make cooking, cleaning, and eating easier and fun for you.
Of course, not everyone can or has the resources to design and build the kitchen of their dreams. This article will tell you about how you can improve the practicality of your already built kitchen!
Let’s look at some ways you can make your kitchen more practical.
When turning your kitchen into a more functional space, the first thing you should consider is your refrigerator’s placement. It makes the most sense to have your fridge open right in front of a countertop or an island. It makes it easier to put in and pull out groceries. Of course, the counter or island will double as a food preparation center, and having the fridge close by just makes everything quicker.
Drawers Instead of Cabinets
Cabinets and cupboards are great, but they can store as much as multiple drawers or pull-outs can. With cupboards, there is a lot of space wasted in the spaces above already placed items. Drawers are easier to access, all the drawer contents are easily visible, and you won’t have to be rummaging for objects anymore. Also, in the place of a single cupboard, you could easily fit 3 to 4 drawers to have more organized storage space.
Organize your Pantry
Your pantry should be in a cool area, close to your fridge and breakfast area. Pantry shelves have a lot of space, but they aren’t practical unless they are organized. Take everything out of your pantry and reorganize it. Maybe sort all the pantry items in different categories or in alphabetical order. Organize in a way that makes the most sense for you. Maybe place your most used items in the front or in the door to the pantry. Personalize it in a way that is most functional for yourself.
Make the Most of Every Corner
Corners in kitchens are some of the most wasted spaces in most kitchens. You can make use of them by adding corner modules, like baskets, swivel shafts, or additional drawers. There is a lot of practical kitchenware you can find online to make the corners of your space more usable for storage or other appliances.
Placement of Other Appliances
Your appliances should be placed in a functional manner to make them more usable and practical. Consider the dishwasher; it should be placed under or right beside your sink. This way, there is minimal water drippage when transferring dishes into and out of the dishwasher.
Also, the placement of your garbage can make a huge difference. It should be close to the workstation you use the most. There is a lot of stuff you need to toss out when preparing your dishes, and having your garbage can close by makes it easier to throw away the scraps and minimizes dirtiness. Just make sure to throw away the trash bags!
Fresh herbs can make almost any dish taste better. Having fresh herbs growing right in your kitchen is one of the best things a kitchen can have. You won’t have to go to the store or market every time you need herbs in a dish. And herbs grown right in your own kitchen will taste fresher and better than anything you would get from a store. You could make use of wall-hanging planters, so they take up very little space in your kitchen.