How to set up the kitchen in your home

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a house. When considering property, a good functional kitchen can greatly improve the value of a house. And as a homeowner, could you ever imagine what I would be like living in a home without a kitchen? I doubt it. And most people have this basic knowledge of how important a kitchen is. The problem arises when people have no idea how to set up the kitchen space they have.

If you’re buying a house, or moving into an apartment, a good part of the kitchen arrangement would have been done already. But what should you do when you move in? What are the tips should you remember? Let’s look at a few of them.

How to set up your Kitchen Space for the best results

Check all fittings in your kitchen

Obviously, you want to confirm all the plumbing and wiring is completely functional before you even buy the house! But even after you move in, you should go over the fittings in your kitchen and confirm that they fit your needs. One very good example of this is your kitchen tap. It’s a relatively easy fixture to change, and it could get worn or dated, or it may just not fit your style.

You may decide to switch to better mixer taps and pick one that suits your style. Other fittings you could consider are the sockets, switches, and extractor. Changing these won’t cost you a fortune, and can really elevate the look of your kitchen. Now that that’s out of the way, you should start arranging your stuff.

 Organize Silverware, dishes and glassware to set up your kitchen space

If you have a dishwasher, your cutlery should be placed in a drawer fairly close to that. If you don’t have a dishwasher, you should give preference to the sink (more on that in a bit). The idea is to make putting those items away as easy as possible. You don’t want to have to cross the entire length of the kitchen to put away plates after you’ve washed them.

Have then in cabinet that close to the dishwasher but doesn’t obstruct it. When you have assigned a cabinet to each of these items; your cutlery for example, make use of silverware organizers to keep the cabinets looking tidy. The more time you use to set up the kitchen space, the less time you spend searching for what you need.

Pots, pans, knives

The simple rule here is if you use it frequently, you want to get to it quickly. Knives are constantly in use, so they should be placed outside your cabinets, possibly on the counter top using a knife block or on a rack attached to a wall. If you absolutely want them inside your cabinets, use a knife organiser. Pots and pans that you use less frequently can go in the larger bottom cabinets.

Appliances

Appliances you use every day like your toaster, should go on the countertop. If you bake often, your mixer could find its home there too. If your appliances are kept clean they’ll add beauty to your kitchen when set out on the countertop.

Foodstuff and spices

Once again, if you use them often, they should be easily accessible. Spices you use regularly could be organised in a spice drawer. For the taller spices and oils, a cabinet overhead, close to the stovetop is perfect. The rest of your food items should definitely be in the pantry if you have one.

Final thoughts

If you wish to set up the kitchen space, then these tips will prove to be vital. We’re confident that your kitchen space will be looking dashing after the adjustments have been made.

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