Creative kitchen setup: Inspiriting ideas for a functional culinary space
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A well-designed kitchen begins with a practical layout. Begin to evaluate the available space and what can be done with it. Prioritise the "kitchen work triangle" concept, which arranges the stove, sink and refrigerator in a triangular formation, optimising efficiency during preparation and cooking. Maximise storage by integrating ample cabinets and drawers, strategically placing them for easy access to utensils, cookware and ingredients. Utilise counter space wisely, ensuring sufficient room for food prep, cooking and even casual dining. Incorporate proper lighting to illuminate work areas and enhance the ambiance. The overall aesthetic should reflect your personal style while maintaining harmony with the rest of the home.
Another cornerstone for enjoyable cooking experiences is setting up a kitchen which is fully equipped with everything you may need. Here are some of our recommendations for essential tools and equipment:
- Cookware basics
- Frying pan
- Saucepan / pot
- Baking tray
- Utensils for every task
- Wooden spoon
- Silicone / metal spatula
- Food prep essentials
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cup
- Baking must-haves
- Rolling pin
- Baking dish
- Oven gloves
Streamlined storage: Helpful tips for organising and easy meal prep
- Organising counter tops
- Keep frequently used items (like cutting boards, knife blocks, and mixing bowls) within easy reach.
- Use decorative baskets or containers to collect items like fresh fruits, vegetables or snacks.
- Minimise clutter by only keeping essential appliances on the counter.
- Organising the fridge
- Use clear storage containers to group similar items (dairy, condiments, snacks) and keep them organised.
- Label leftovers with dates to help reduce food waste.
- Create a designated spot for items that need to be used soon to avoid forgetting about them.
- Utilising wall and door space
- Install hooks or pegboards to hang kitchen tools, pots and pans.
- Use a wall-mounted magnetic strip for storing knives and other metal utentils.
- Clear containers
- Spice jars
- Egg holder
- Zip-lock bags
- Bread box
- Ice cube trays