Even with the most updated, beautiful kitchen—staying inspired can be hard. This challenge is exacerbated in those not-so-perfect spaces. Thankfully, we’ve compiled some fresh tips that will ensure you get the most out of your kitchen.
Keep Fresh Ingredients (and Snacks) Readily Available
Walking into your space and seeing a perfectly ripened snack, or assembly of fresh ingredients, inspires healthy decisions. Not just in the moment, but for the rest of the day. It’s certainly okay to keep some fun, sweet treats out as well. Just try to find a good balance.
Waking up and walking into this space (pictured above) almost begs you to make an omelette while you wait for your coffee to brew. Beautiful, and convenient; the ingredients you love to incorporate in your meals, can just as easily become part of your decor. Get the most out of your kitchen by setting it up to work for you, and function for the lifestyle you want to live.
If you’re interested in ways to maximize healthy eating efforts, this article about organizing your kitchen to promote better habits offers great ideas!
Incorporate Easily Updatable & Customizable Pieces
A space feels a lot lighter—less constraining—when you are able to change it up frequently. And, this doesn’t require a full remodel every couple years. Intentional design plans for change, and accommodates it easily. This is why, when planning any remodel, it is important to think about how your needs and use of the space may change over time.
However, a lot of this can be done post-project. It could be as simple as hanging a chalkboard, like the one above. Inspiring members of the home to share messages and jokes; menus and itineraries. It’s functional, fun, and fits almost any aesthetic. Framed photography and other wall hangings are also easy to change out when it feels right. Plus, these will help your space feel even more personalized.
Keep Your Space Clean & Organized
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Keeping your space clean and organized has a lot of impact on how you view it. Even if you don’t have a wall of glass cabinets, things work best when everything has a place. Keeping counters clear of clutter, sinks empty, and surfaces wiped will heighten the value you place on your own space. If you take care of your kitchen, it will take care of you in return.
Of course, life happens and messes get made. Dealing with them in a timely manor ensures you have more time to enjoy your space in its fullest glory. Develop plans of attack that become second nature. They can be quite enjoyable processes when you realize the transformation they make to your space.
Get the Most Out of Your Kitchen by Trying New Things
Don’t get stuck in a rut. Let your kitchen be your next frontier; what will you explore? What new things will you find? Even if it’s just take out from a cuisine you haven’t really ever tried. Or googling ‘recipes,’ and committing to making whatever it is that pops up first. Your home is a safe space, it’s okay to make mistakes. To try things you end up not loving.
It doesn’t even have to revolve around food. A properly designed kitchen has adaptable spaces, with multiple purposes. Try to discover a new one, today. Then, every couple months.
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
— Maya Angelou
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