Tuesday, 14 April 2009

5 Ways to Ruin Your Kitchen

The kitchen is an important place; it's where the food comes from. That's why it's important that this space be functional, as well as inspiring, in order to ensure that the chef du jour is able to make the most delicious sustenance possible.

The following is a list of 5 ways to completely mess this up, and ruin both the form, and function of your kitchen.

1. Clutter is the worst thing you can have in your kitchen. This can be due to trash, lack of organization, or just plain laziness, but it's a big problem. Not only does it make it much more difficult for a chef to work, but it can also interfere with the chefs thinking process.

2. Some colors, such as black, and many red tones, tend to radiate heat, making a space feel warmer. However the kitchen is already a pretty hot spot. Use these warm tones with caution, or you may end up making the kitchen an oven in its own right.

3. Lighting is important in a kitchen, where you have to be able to see food, instructions, and monitor several locations at once. Make certain that this space has plenty of illumination or you will regret it later on.

4. Floor space is key in a kitchen; you have to be able to move about and you have to be able to be quick about it. Don't put a lot of stumbling blocks in front of yourself like chairs, tables, or buffets. Make sure that free standing floor items are relegated to corners, or if necessary lining walls.

5. Even more important than floor space is counter space. You have to make sure that you have plenty of room to work. Often the job of cooking requires tending several things at once; you don't want to be juggling work room while juggling a variety of pots, bowls, and pans.

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