7 Tips For Designing a Chef’s Kitchen
The kitchen is the core of a home in many ways. When entertaining, we all know that most often everyone congregates in the kitchen. When investing money into your home for a renovation, remodeling the kitchen is one of the top rooms to focus on as so much value comes from it. So even if you aren’t necessarily cooking regular gourmet meals yourself, consider these tips for creating the perfect kitchen that will help pay off when it comes time to sell.
The Triangle – When you plan out your kitchen, consider the work triangle of the cooking area, sink and fridge as the three points. Not every kitchen has or can have this layout, but it is a good concept to keep in mind when you consider the flow.
Two Sinks – Having a double sink function can really come in handy. Wash dishes in one sink and let them dry in the other. Or let pots and pans dry while you use the other for food prep.
Durable work surfaces – When you want to maximize your space and efficiency, picking counters that are durable will expand your space to work. Counters like quartz or solid surfaces are great for durability and their anti-staining properties.
Built-in Appliances – Free up space and have a clean look by having integrated appliances. Dishwashers, coffee machine and microwaves will free up counter space and make your kitchen look more streamlined, tidy and inviting.
Lighting – Having good lighting in your kitchen has many benefits. It is better for your eyes, it allows you to see better for meal prep and it can put you in a better mood. Of course try to take advantage of as much natural light as possible, but also choose light fixtures that offer ambient light, task lighting and accent lighting.
Storage – Having storage that is easily accessible can really make a difference when preparing larger meals. Some storage options exist that hold all of your kitchen basics in an armoire like cabinet that is both neat and aesthetically pleasing.
Wine storage – Along with good food comes good wine. Consider making additional bottle storage part of your design. Some wine coolers come with LED lighting to keep your best wine in optimal condition.