People are often heard saying that food is life. But where does food come from? Of course, it is from the kitchen (unless, of course, you ordered a pizza).
Since food is one of the basic necessities for humans to survive, it is logical that homeowners give more importance to their kitchen at home. Not only is it the place where great meals are prepared, but it is also where special bonds are created among family, friends and everyone close to the heart. After all, eating together brings everyone closer.
As one of the busiest parts of the house, it is to be expected that unwanted echoes will be found every day in the kitchen, especially if you find yourself cooking every day. If you’re the type of person who absolutely hates the mess and wants your kitchen to always look spotless, it’s time for you to think about redesigning your favorite cooking area.
With that in mind, here are three ways to liven up your kitchen interior to ensure it’s always the best place to gather and eat.
1. Go minimalist
The aim of the minimalist kitchen design is to maximize your space so that you can do your cooking freely according to your heart’s desire, without any interruption.
When you practice minimalism in your kitchen, you will free up more space and it will be much easier to clean. There are many smart storage ideas that you can choose for to maximize the space in your kitchen. If you live in a condo unit, smart storage works best as it allows you to have everything you need for cooking without using up too much space.
Many people focus on their kitchen appliances first which has made them neglect the importance of the work area and storage space. You have to consider that when you are planning to be the head master of your home, so you absolutely have to have room for your favorite large cutting board.
Despite the simplistic goal of minimalist design, getting it wrong can be costly. The best interior contracting companies will know what to do for your kitchen and give you a minimalist kitchen style that is right for your budget.
2. Clean and declutter
To stay consistent with your minimalist kitchen style, you need to declutter to get rid of things you no longer need. Sure, you don’t want pests feasting on your rotten food do you? Those expired canned goods, and rotten fruits and vegetables in your refrigerator should be thrown away. Once you have decluttered your kitchen, being a minimalist will then be easy.
3. Have a mini garden inside
Plants have a way of enlivening any dull or boring space. And since we are talking about the kitchen, you can start by having a small indoor garden of your favorite herbs. You can grow your own basil and parsley in small containers right next to your fireplace or in hanging pots. You can also choose peppermint if you want to have a natural minty fragrance in your kitchen.
If you have many big plans for your kitchen that go beyond what you can do on your own, it is wise to get some advice from an expert on kitchen interior design. Seeking professional help will save you from unwanted redesign costs. They have a working knowledge of the perfect storage ideas for your kitchen space.
Remodeling your kitchen is a difficult task but the right kitchen design consultant will relieve a lot of stress. You may have ideas for appliances, countertops, or layouts, but you could use some help putting it all together.
Always focus on function before form. Go back to the main purpose of your kitchen which is to provide healthy meals. Start there and remember that any kitchen design is impractical if you can’t cook comfortably. Having the right design for your kitchen is the key to happy cooking and hearty meals.
Rachel Hennessey heads the Pools and Landscaping Division of Hennessey LLC. She also works on Tender and Pre-Qualification and brings new business to the company’s Construction, Interior and Civil Division.