Though we may not realize it, the design and "flow" of our living spaces largely determine the very way we live within them. The experts at Lakeville understand that older kitchens, charming as they may be, often have inefficient layouts and outdated fixtures and appliances that make cooking, cleaning and organization more difficult than need be. Here we list several ways that refreshing your kitchen can actually promote a happier, healthier lifestyle!
Improve Your Workflow
If you're working in a kitchen with a poor layout, it can feel like a huge burden to prepare a healthy meal. But by adding modern fixtures and dividing the space into designated work stations, you can improve your kitchen's workflow, making food prep faster, easier and fun. To start living a healthy lifestyle, start by designing a work space that's most ideal for food prep.
Better Cooking with New and Improved Appliances
These days, it seems like kitchen appliances can do nearly everything short of serving your meals. Refrigerators can be set with various climate zones for properly storing different foods, and water heaters automatically prepare your morning coffee. Ovens with temperature probes can automatically alert you when your food is ready. Dishwashers can detect leaks and disable themselves automatically to prevent kitchen damage. When cooking and cleaning becomes this convenient, making something healthy is no longer such a chore.
Declutter and Get Organized
When you remodel your kitchen, your designer can create a layout specifically designed around your preferred lifestyle. That means adding extra storage wherever you need it to clear up counter space and reduce clutter. Built-in utensil and tray dividers, appliances garages and lazy susans provide designated spaces for all of your kitchen essentials, and updated refrigerators provide more space for fresh produce. With better organizational tools, you'll have room to store and prepare healthy meals—plus, a little feng shui also helps declutter your your headspace, as well!
No More Stressing the Clean Up
One of the biggest inhibitors standing in the way of a healthy, home-cooked meal is the much dreaded clean up that comes afterward. But with features like smooth, new surfaces, pull-out waste bins and under-sink caddys, clean up will be exponentially easier, meaning you'll be less likely to order take out or throw a TV dinner in the microwave!
Keep Fresh Herbs and Spices
Indoor spice gardens are an increasingly popular kitchen accessory as of late, and for good reason. Keeping fresh herbs and spices not only brightens up your kitchen and encourages healthy cooking choices, but it can also save you tons at the grocery store. No wonder so many homeowners are including this feature in their kitchen remodels!
Do you have any idea about how to keep your kitchen and home cleaner? What's your favorite kitchen accessory that you couldn't live without? Let us know with a comment below!
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