Your kitchen, regardless of its size, serves as the primary hub for family and social gatherings. It’s important for your kitchen to be attractive, but it should also be functional. With the right renovations, you can convert your kitchen into an efficient and engaging environment for your family and friends.

Get More out of Your Kitchen

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Here are ideas for helping your kitchen run like a tight ship:

  • Kitchen island – The kitchen island is a freestanding workspace. It can provide a useful countertop, more seating, and storage. If you have a lot of clutter in your kitchen, consider installing an island with built-in drawers. You can also save space by incorporating kitchen appliances into the island, such as a pull-out microwave.
  • Food preparation sink – A second sink can help you work quicker in the kitchen. You can devote one sink to washing dishes and the second one to cooking. Having two sinks will allow two people to work simultaneously without bumping elbows. You can put the second sink in the kitchen island, especially if you are using the island as your primary cooking station. Just be mindful that it will require extra plumbing.
  • Spice drawer – Having a spice drawer next to your stove will make cooking a lot easier. You don’t have to walk far to get the spices that you need. All you have to do is reach down and pull out the drawer that is located next to the stove, under your cooktop. Also, you won’t have to rummage through dozens of spice containers for the one you need. The spice drawer can help you find what you are looking for with ease.
  • Cupboard pantry – If you cannot afford to have a room-sized pantry to store all of your food, you can settle for a cupboard pantry. It can house your small appliances, bottles, and jars that tend to clutter your kitchen surfaces.

You’ll be surprised at how much a well-organized kitchen can improve your efficiency. Less time cooking and cleaning up means more time for other pursuits such as enjoying time with family and friends.