Do you love cooking up a storm for the family or showing off your culinary skills to friends during dinner parties? Having the perfect kitchen is a must for any master chef in waiting. So, if you think your cooking space has seen better days, now could be the time for a revamp. Here are four kitchen improvements you can make in a bid to perfect your cooking.
- A spacious new cooker
Have you had problems in the past with trying to cram things into your cooker? Are you sick of having to second guess timings because the temperature never seems to be quite right? Trying to create sumptuous dishes with a substandard cooker can be virtually impossible. Arguably the most important piece of kit in your entire kitchen, it’s worth investing in a high-quality design that meets all of your needs. Luckily, there are lots to choose from.
If you have the room, it’s well worth considering freestanding range cookers. These sizeable designs give you all the space you need to make even the most complicated dishes. You can choose from models in different dimensions and with a variety of features. For example, Belling freestanding range cookers are available with the largest tall ovens on the market. These compartments have an impressive useable capacity of 86 litres. The cookers also have sizeable left oven compartments and grills.
By opting for a large range cooker with various different sections, removable shelves and multiple hob burners or elements, you can ensure you never run out of room for your dishes and pans.
- Extra surface space
No functional kitchen is complete without plenty of workspace. After all, you need room to spread out when you’re doing all that chopping, mixing, rolling and kneading. If your cooking area can accommodate one, you might want to add an island unit. This is one of the best ways to increase surface space. If your kitchen is too cramped to have lots of worktops, why not include a fold-down extension instead? These extra sections of surface space can be collapsed when you don’t need them, giving you extra room to manoeuvre in your kitchen.
- Additional storage for all those cooking essentials
If your worktops tend to get cluttered with ingredients and equipment, you might benefit from incorporating extra storage into this room. Full-height cabinets, wall hooks and cleverly designed corner units are all effective ways to maximise the storage available in your kitchen. Having a home for all of your food and gadgets will make it easier for you to keep a clear workstation when you’re rustling up your culinary creations.
- Improved task lighting
Do you find yourself squinting into your stews at the stove or does your shadow stop you from seeing what you’re chopping clearly? If so, a few simple changes to your lights could make a big difference to your cooking. Ceiling lights do have their use when it comes to providing general ambient light, but it’s important to have under-cabinet spotlights too. These handy illuminations will help you to see exactly what you’re doing.
You don’t have to make changes like these in one go, so if you’re on a tight budget, why not prioritise one or two now and then think about the rest at a later date?