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Creating a space that is fun and right for the person or family that loves to cook is part of designing a gourmet kitchen. The right kitchen will come at a price that is affordable for your budget, as well as cooking desires.
The layout, as well as appliances and pots and pans, should enhance cooking and meal-making. Before you create the kitchen of your dreams, you should think about these factors. Things to think about include:
- Do you entertain?
- How many people cook in your home?
- Do you use the same utensils over and over?
- Storage and access
- Create a space that is guest friendly
Maybe adding an island and bar stools to allow your guests to mingle while you prepare the food might be something that appeals to you.
- Add a special space for food preparation
Food preparation should be separate from the cleanup and sink area. Having cutting boards and knives in a separate space also makes for safer cutting, dicing, and chopping.
Create a space for food prep supplies
Have a special cabinet for food preparation supplies, such as graters, strainers, pastry brushes, colanders and other utensils that you use often. Knowing where they are and having them available as you prep a meal is a time-saver and stress-reliever.
Hang those pots and pans
A hanging rack is an invaluable tool for having those favorite pots and pans available and ready when it comes time to cook. Just reaching up for a saucepan makes it easy to access, rather than having to go through a pile of pots in a cabinet to find the right size for your favorite sauce.
Add open shelving to show off containers
Ingredients, such as flour and sugar, can be put in nice containers and displayed on open shelving. This shelf can also hold an assortment of ingredients that are used often. Containers can be decorative or plain; the idea is to have those ingredients all in a convenient and easy-to-get-to place.
Having a gourmet kitchen without breaking the bank may be easier with some supplies that are on sale. You might be able to stock your kitchen with accessories, such as strainers, stainless steel bowls, baking supplies and more at a cost that is within your budget. Being smart and savvy when it comes to creating a gourmet and cooking-friendly kitchen is the best way to do it without breaking the bank.