Whether you’re an aspiring master chef or just someone who wants to make meal prep quicker and easier, a custom kitchen optimizes your space to make cooking a breeze.
Here are more than a few ideas to help improve the cooking process in your new kitchen – keep reading to learn more!
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, install a center-island counter to boost space for cooking-related activities. With more counter space, you can keep foods better separated while giving you more room for slicing and dicing. To really boost space, you can consider installing a second sink, built-in cooking range or cutting block directly into the island’s countertop.
Second or Expanded Sink
A second sink can help tremendously in speeding up the cooking process. For example, you can strain food in one sink and wash dirty dishes in the other so you don’t have to worry about anything contaminating your delicious dish. At the very least, update your sink to a full-size sink to improve space for dishes.
Best Faucet Types
Another sink hack that may improve the cooking process includes single-handle lever faucets. These are easy to use with your elbows when your hands are covered in something messy. Gooseneck spouts can also come in handy, making filling, washing and rinsing large pots, pans and dishes a breeze. Additionally, pullout sprayers are a must-have, letting you easily control where water sprays.
Instant Boiler Faucets
Instant boiler faucets deliver near-boiling water on demand – instead of waiting around for a pot of water to boil on the stove, install one of these faucets in your kitchen and cut your cooking time in half.
New or Updated Dishwasher
If only cleaning up was as fun as cooking! With a new dishwasher, you don’t have to put as much effort into washing dishes – a welcome relief for many aspiring chefs. Many modern dishwasher models have become so advanced that it’s even better than washing by hand.
Whether you install a pot hanger over your oven range or directly to your wall, pot hangers can save critical cabinet and countertop space. Plus, they add a healthy dose of chic style to any kitchen.
New Pantry System
Redesigning your kitchen gives you the perfect opportunity to optimize your pantry for more organized layout and convenient access to food items.
Install a Pot Filler
For a time saving upgrade, place a water source at the stove, if possible. Extending a cold-water supply line and having a pot filler installed on the wall behind or adjacent to the range will add a couple hundred dollars to a full kitchen remodel but be worth so much more in efficiency savings. The most convenient by far are foot-pedal versions that free your hands, although they run a bit more cost wise, they are sure to make your dinner prep even more stress free.
Whether you like to entertain, have a big family or just really love to eat, installing a double oven in your kitchen can help speed up the cooking process. When you can cook two separate items at individual temperatures, you can accomplish double the amount of work!
Installing custom cabinets can help optimize your kitchen space, giving you quick and easy access to whatever pan, bowl or utensil you may need. Every cook needs an ample amount of storage space for their tools – cabinets can be designed to your exact specifications so you can have a fully customized layout.
Best of Luck with Your New Kitchen!
Now that you know more about custom kitchen elements, you can work them into your kitchen remodel design to improve the cooking process. No matter what skill-level of chef you are, an optimized kitchen space can really make a difference when it comes to making meal preparation easier.