Functionality of a Kitchen

I’ve always loved spending time in a kitchen that speaks to me both in design and functionality. As much as I love a small sweet spot in a kitchen for my morning quiet time that is comfortable and beautifully designed with colors and textures that are a treat to the eye; I always pay attention to the functionality of a kitchen as well – which is, unfortunately, generally ignored when a kitchen is being designed in the first place. In fact, that’s the first thing that should be taken care of before going in for the designing and decorating part because on a basic level, its the functionality that serves the purpose of it.

Functionality of a kitchen

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Every cook in the world would love to have a kitchen that super easy to work in – because that just doubles up the joy of cooking. So, that made me thinking of practical ways of improving a kitchen in terms of functionality that are easy and budget friendly too. And by that I do not mean the old classic tip of having sink, cooking range and refrigerator placed in kind of a triangle for easy reaching. That’s something almost every home owner has been aware of; I intend to gather up a few more ideas for that here which can serve the needs of a cook in a kitchen of almost any size and design.

Functionality of a kitchen

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Take a moment to think what your requirements are – better if you take a piece of paper to write that down. Think about the general routine that you carry out everyday (its always good to have one). How do you start a day in kitchen? What things are used firstly? Do you get ready everything first before staring off with the recipe or do you go along while cooking? Do you bake regularly or occasionally? Answering these kind of things would help increasing functionality in your own personal way.

Functionality of a kitchen

Better Homes and Gardens

Everything doesn’t need to go in the closet – there are things that are used several times a day like oil, cooking spoons and coffee mugs; they can stay on the countertops for easy reach. The thing to consider is that they should be assigned a specific place and shouldn’t come in the way while cooking.

Functionality of a kitchen

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Add removable extra storage space in corners – Adding extra trolley tables and hanging storage solutions to add customization in a kitchen to cater your particular needs is a favorite tip with me. They can be removed or updated anytime without a major fuss.

There could be so much more to make a kitchen more of a functional place, its a matter of personal style and requirement; but there is always a way to make things better, and that’s what matters most.

On a side note – bring in some greens! They wouldn’t serve in functionality but would definitely make you smile while cooking…

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Color Crush: White, Peach and Brown

It happens so often that something you’ve already seen many a times still catches your eye when you see it next time – and makes you smile. Its called admiration. This oh-so-gorgeous color combination of white, peach and brown does that whenever I come across and certainly when I saw this image here, it just made me smile – for two obvious reasons; firstly the colors of course, and second I happen to be a cat loving person for as long as I can remember. Yes, I’ve grown up in a house full of cats and kittens and though I don’t have a cat now in my home, my love for meows is still on the same level.

Color crush -- white, peach and brown

The colors – white, peach and brown; have been my favorites for quite some time and I love to play with them together. They have a classic glamorous vibe that can never seize to make me fall for it…

Image: Emily Henderson

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Lovely Garlands and Wreaths

Garlands and wreaths have always been a huge part of celebrations and decorations and wow, how creative people get with them that they just make you forget to blink! Its holiday season in half of the world and Christmas is just around the corner – people have started to prepare for it already and the magazines and blogs are flooded with creative ideas and recipes, just like they do every year.

Inspiring ideas for holidays and christmas decorating

Better Homes and Gardens

Its so overwhelming to see people celebrate and be merry coming up with all the beautiful ideas that they wholeheartedly share with the world where thousands of people draw inspiration and motivation from them; filling their homes and lives with beautiful things and exchange gifts and presents. Its such an amazing connection between those who share and those who benefit from all of it. Its like a beautiful love and gratitude relationship…

Inspiring ideas for holidays and christmas decorating

Martha Stewart

I always love to see these things from a non-cultural and non-religious eye because even if there is no occasion, they still inspire us in so many ways to spark our own creative instincts that brings about even more ideas.

Here are a few ideas that caught my eye lately, making an appearance here…

Inspiring ideas for holidays and christmas decorating

Martha Stewart

Inspiring ideas for holidays and christmas decorating

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Inspiring ideas for holidays and christmas decorating

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