Friday, 14 February 2020

How to Bring Your Personality Into Your Kitchen

Cooking can be quite a personal ritual. From the dishes we make to the composition of our spice racks, we all cook in our own ways, and these ways have been largely shaped by our loved ones and most definitely by our cultural backgrounds as well. If you enjoy expressing yourself through food and want your kitchen space to be functional and expressive, here are a few handy tips for kitchen coordination!

Update your kitchenware
With kitchenware becoming smarter and more efficient with every passing year, keeping your kitchen supplies up-to-date is essential for every budding chef. Sourcing quality kitchen supplies in Melbourne and other large cities is all about thoroughly researching the options available to you online prior to making any purchases. Use all the reviews and videos that are at your disposal to ensure that the food processor or pressure cooker or any other big-ticket appliance that you may be looking at, is perfectly suited to your needs - both functionality and overall design.

Modernise your space
Modernising your space also means freshening it up to give it a more contemporary kitchen feel and look, a feat which can be achieved with just a bit of design thinking. A well-curated space considers both functionality as well as aesthetics. If you’ve chosen to update your kitchen’s fixtures to a more premium material like chrome or brass, then it may also be time to revisit other aspects of your space, like your kitchen’s colour scheme or the organisation of your benchtops, and any decor that occupies the space, functional or otherwise. It’s all about paying attention to detail and ensuring that all the distinct design elements of your kitchen space fall into a sense of harmony.

Organise your pantry
When it comes to designing your dream kitchen, your storage options is an area that often requires a lot of trial and error. There is a myriad of storage solutions out there and each one has its fair share of testimonials, but you usually don’t know what truly works for you and your space until you try it. And kitchen design has never been about following trends alone. It’s about taking the time to find what works for you. It’s recommended that before you take on the reorganisation of your pantry, you take stock of the ingredients that are most likely to occupy that space and plan around these key occupants. Without a plan, this task is going to be longer and messier than you had anticipated. For instance, you could use dedicated Tupperware containers to store your front-and-centre dry ingredients like cereals, rice, and other grains, and then use containers of different shapes and sizes for all your other secondary ingredients, like lentils, beans, and seeds. If you want to make the most of your pantry space, it may also be a good idea to invest in some hanging shelves for your pantry door.

Space for herbs and veggies
Finally, it must be said that your kitchen’s design can also greatly influence your cooking habits as well. For instance, if your kitchen has allocated space for fresh fruits and vegetables, then you’re more likely to eat these foods. For this reason, a lot of families are incorporating small herb and veggie gardens in their kitchen space to ensure that food scraps can be reused, and that leafy greens never go forgotten at any meal!

No matter what changes you decide to make during this process, it’s worth remembering that at the end of the day, your kitchen is always going to be a highly functional space, so feel free to prioritise usability above all else. 

Till next time... bring your personality into your kitchen!

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