Make your kitchen sparkle and shine!

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If you have a flair for cooking or even if you are just a novice, a well designed kitchen can actually make you look like a professional chef and even feel like one. This is, in fact, just the first step towards cooking up delicious meals for yourself and your loved ones. And who knows, you may one day find yourself to be a great chef inspired by your own kitchen. A kitchen that is well planned and setup is sure to bring out the best in you when it comes to your culinary skills. Read on for some useful tips for your kitchen and begin your journey towards being nearly as good as a professional chef!

1. Create a lovely seating area

modern Kitchen by ORTerfinder
ORTerfinder

Dachgeschosswohnung

ORTerfinder

Whether you prefer the idea of having a traditional dining table or the more modern open plan kitchen with islands to dine on, what is important is that you have a seating area that is inviting and comfortable. There are a lot of options to choose from nowadays. You can take your pick based on what would best suit your kitchen decor and your needs. A comfortable seating area that is well lit will only enhance your dining experience making meal times some thing to look forward to. You can cook and serve restaurant style food and create a restaurant like experience right in your very own kitchen! Look up this space for some interesting and rustic seating ideas for your kitchen.

2. Shelves for wine bottles

Wine is a drink with a class of its own. Imagine the class and appeal it can add to your kitchen if you have shelves for wine bottles in it. You can display your collection of wines attractively, along with adding that sophisticated charm to your kitchen. Several gourmet recipes call for usage of different types of wine. Imagine having a shelf full of wine bottles right over your shoulder for you to choose from, pick and pour. And if you have some more bottles of wine to spare, you can look up these interesting ideas on wine bottle displays at home.

3. Full optional coffee machine

Just as wine is a drink with class, coffee is a drink that can elevate your senses and instantly take you from being bored to bright! A state of the art coffee machine in your kitchen can be a boon on dull and boring days when cooking becomes more of a chore than fun. With numerous options available today, you can choose to install a coffee machine that allows you to create numerous variants of coffee—right from frothy milky coffee to creamy latte to the classic black coffee. With a machine like this, you can serve up coffee-shop style coffee along with your meals and snacks. And in case you have space to spare in the kitchen you may even want to take a look at some interesting coffee table ideas to sit down and enjoy your cuppa of freshly whipped up coffee.

4. Bookshelf full of cookbooks

modern Kitchen by Krantz Designs
Krantz Designs

Old-Meets-New

Krantz Designs

Cookbooks come in handy on those days when you are just not able to make up your mind about what you want to cook. They are also every chef's must have when it comes to traditional recipes that taste best when you simply go by the book. It will help to have a designated area in your kitchen where you can stack up all your cook books and kitchen notes. A bookshelf full of cookbooks neatly stacked up enhances the overall appeal of your kitchen. You can choose to have a shelf that is functional yet attractive. With your cookbooks available within arms reach now, you can bravely experiment new and complex recipes. They will be a hit on the dining table for sure.

5. Get the basic furniture

A kitchen is not meant to be a small and dingy space where you only stand, cook, wash and leave. Make the most of whatever space you have in your kitchen to reflect your personality and taste. If you are lucky to have a spacious kitchen it will be a good idea to bring in some basic furniture like a sofa set or easy chairs. You may not really use them every day, but it would definitely come handy for those short breaks in between elaborate meals that you cook up. You can sit back, relax and look up your cookbooks for interesting ideas, while you wait for the oven or gas timer to beep. And if you have friends or family chatting up with you as you cook, every extra seat will count.

6. Don't keep it super clean

industrial Kitchen by Laquercia21
Laquercia21

Cucina Open

Laquercia21

A spotless kitchen with everything in place is nice to see in picture magazines. What is important is that your kitchen is clean and hygienic. You can always get away with a bit of clutter and chaos in the kitchen. What matters is to know what is where, so that you are not left hunting for your ingredients, vessels or kitchen tools in between your cooking. Organised chaos in the kitchen is stylish in its own way and is more likely to bring out the best of your cooking. Too much order could possibly make you a very conscious cook. So let there be chaos and good food will only naturally follow.

You can do wonders as a home chef in a kitchen that is well thought out and designed. Kitchens have evolved to become a place for the family to spend time together and relish good food over friendly conversations. Your chef quality food will only add sugar and spice to such moments. So go ahead and get your kitchen to get out the best in you!

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