New Kitchen New Energy
Memories are not made by the visual experience alone. Although it may be true that the kitchen is the heart of the home, we must remember that there’s more than one reason for the this popular sentiment. The visual aspect of your kitchen can give a first impression about your personality and your lifestyle when you’re entertaining guests or extended family, however, the functionality of your kitchen is ultimately just as, if not more, important. When I think about home it is often associated with memories of mom’s home cooking. The smell of stew on a cold night does wonders for my soul. When you want to make your home a place of memories for your kids (or for yourself), cooking regular meals can do just that. With that there are some questions you may want to ask before you begin designing your kitchen. Are you going to freeze your foods for future meals? In this case you want to make sure you have the proper space for a large enough refrigerator/freezer. Home cooked meals means you might want your kitchen to have designated areas for your knives and utensils. Pots and pans are often awkward to store because of their shapes and sizes, so you will also need to consider where you’ll want to store them so that their easy to find and easy to put away. Do you want a special space for your cutting boards? How about dried goods and bulk foods? When I have guests over for a special occasion, I’ll sometimes dig out my special wine glasses and serving trays. These are just a few examples of the many things to consider when you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen. When the meal is over and the wine has poured, don’t forget the clean-up! Marble or granite countertops and large stainless-steel sinks might be just the thing to make your job easier.