We all have to eat, right? No matter who you are, how old you are, or what walk of life you come from, food is a necessity and it’s often better tasting and better for us when we make it at home. This means, you’re always going to need someplace to prepare your food. That said, you might not know what makes a good kitchen. If your parents never taught you to cook or allowed you to spend a lot of time in the kitchen growing up, or if you just don’t have a lot of experience in the kitchen, it might seem more difficult to run your own kitchen.
Here are seven tips to a better kitchen:
1. Lighting is probably the most important thing to get right. Strip or spotlights located under wall units work best to provide good, unobtrusive lighting.
2. Hard wearing flooring that’s easy to clean is another essential. Carpeting on floors surrounding kitchen worktops is a big mistake.
3. Electric sockets in abundance will make life so much easier. But remember to keep them at least a metre from any source of water.
4. Have all your regularly used utensils stored close to the areas where they will be used. This increases efficiency and reduces accidents.
5. Choose the type of kitchen sink that’s best suited for you. They come in all shapes, double or single, and in a variety of materials. Think before you buy.
6. The type of taps on your sink is important too. Get taps with plenty of height. The swivelling type adds flexibility, but you may prefer the look of double taps. Again, think about what you want.
7. Keep small children out of your kitchen. Toddlers have greater ingenuity than you give them credit for. Fit any cupboard or drawer they can reach with childproof catches. Store all sharp objects, knives, etc, high up in a locked drawer if you have small children around.
What are some must-haves for your kitchen?