If you’re the member of the family that has been instinctively delegated the task of preparing most of the household’s meals, then you surely are the most familiar with your kitchen’s current layout.
It’s something that you will need to master — or cleverly maneuver — in order to get your cooking done. After all, you will need to have full knowledge of where everything is: the baskets of vegetables; the herbs, spices and canned goods in the pantry; the knives; the pots and pans; the essential tools such as the vegetable peelers, cutting boards, colanders, graters, and measuring cups; and of course, all the other food in the refrigerator. You’ll need to be able to access all of these easily so that you can just quickly pull the things you need for a meal without being delayed by frantic searches. Puttering around the stove can be a therapeutic, even relaxing activity, and you have the added motivation of serving up a delicious meal that your family will love. And for that, you need a kitchen that meets your needs — no matter how big or small your space may be.
If preparing excellent home-cooked meals a la Master Chef is your dream, don’t let limited kitchen space hold you back. There are plenty of modern kitchen design ideas available today that can help you have a beautiful yet functional kitchen where you can prepare gorgeous meals with utmost convenience.
1. Use floating shelves instead of cabinets. A small room will look even more cramped with closed cabinets, so consider putting floating shelves overhead by the counter where you can reach frequently used tools or display related accessories.
2. Use a single large shelf to hold as many essentials as possible. An entire shelf can solve your storage problems because you now have a place for anything — plates, decorative glasses, baskets or trays of utensils, teapots and teacups, flower vases, and your cookbooks. You can line the backs of the shelves with wallpaper for a pretty decorative touch.
3. Observe a neutral color scheme with loud pops of color for affordable design. If you can’t color-coordinate the entire kitchen and its appliances and other features, stick to a neutral shade — like white or beige — and introduce a single colorful element to serve as a design feature, like a multicolored tiled splashback or a bowl of lemons or limes. The clean look won’t distract or create confusion as you work.