When it comes to decorating the kitchen, any choice that’s made has to be considered for its practical merit, not just it’s aesthetic. A kitchen is more than just a space to eat. It’s also a place to cook, to prepare your family’s sustenance, and as such often becomes a room for planning. As such, its ability to easily organise your efforts should be a focus when you’re restyling it. Here are a few ways to make sure that‘s the case.
Storage is number one
The kitchen typically comes with enough storage to meet a range of needs, through their drawers, cupboards, and the like. However, investing in additional storage, whether it be choices as simple as knife magnets high on the wall or cup-holding rings that can go on the inside of the cupboard doors, can help you save even more space. This, in turn, makes the kitchen much easier to clean, since you can make sure there’s nothing at all left lying on the countertops, so less dust to gather and clean up.
Declutter the storage spaces
You might have plenty of things that you keep in the various drawers and cupboards of the kitchen, but how often do you find yourself rummaging in frustration to find the things that you need? If the answer is “often” then you might need to do a little extra to organise inside those spaces, as well. The most obvious answer is to use a cutlery tray that helps you separate the various items inside into different categories so you can more easily find what you need when you need it.
Give yourself somewhere to keep notes
The kitchen is where we do a lot of planning for the family. It’s where we think about what we’re going to eat, what kinds of foods we need, and what nutritional requirements we might need to satisfy. As such, it can be the perfect place to keep wall planners that let us jot down whatever comes to mind. Since the kitchen is widely used by the whole family, it’s also a great place to write down reminders that apply to more than just one person. Just make sure to keep it visible if you do install one.
Keep it more visible
One way to make sure that you’re more organised is to ensure you can see everything you need at a glance. We’re all aware of the concept of the spice rack and how it makes it easier to grab spices when you’re cooking since you can quickly see what you need. Open shelving can do that for your entire kitchen. There are also things like can racks that can be used to grab ingredients beyond spices to use when you’re cooking more freely, as well. Plus, if everything is visible, you might feel a little more pressure to keep it all presentable, which isn’t a bad thing.
An organised kitchen, and one that helps you organise, is going to add undeniable value to the room. Follow the tips above and make sure you’re using that room to its full potential.