As the heart of your home, it’s easy for your kitchen to become a little chaotic every now and then. But from the bedlam of Monday morning breakfast to the strain of cooking that perfect Sunday roast, a cluttered and hectic kitchen space can create an unnecessarily stressful environment that has no place within the confines of your home.
So today, we’ll offer you our top tips and tricks to achieve a calm and contemporary culinary space that allows you to utilise your kitchen to its full potential.
Keep worktops clear
Let’s start with the most important, shall we? Clutter will naturally begin to accumulate on all open spaces, so stop this from happening by keeping your kitchen worktops crystal clear of just about anything. A stripped back, minimalist approach will not only look stunning, but will radiate a sense of calming cleanliness you won’t want to mess up!
Incorporating stylish granite worktops into your kitchen space will really complement this clutter-free approach. Not only will their slick design stand out when kept clear, but their durable and stain-resistant qualities means they offer a quick and easy cleaning solution.
When it comes to kitchen utensils and accessories, try to only leave out the real day-to-day necessities. The kettle and toaster are likely to make the cut, just ensure they match the kitchen interior as an added way of improving overall aesthetics. As for chopping boards, knife blocks and other culinary aids, keep them stored away in drawers or cupboards to keep the room looking spacious and open.
Utilise vertical space
Utilising vertical space in your kitchen is the perfect way to optimise each area of a room. Cupboards and cabinets provide a great form of extra storage, looking great both mounted upon the walls or as stand alone taller units. Within these, you can hide away everything from your dry storage foods to those kitchen utensils that no longer call your worktop home.
In addition to your standard kitchen units, try thinking outside the box on how to further utilise vertical space. Store fruit in hanging baskets as opposed to a fruit bowl as a cute and unique way to keep those kitchen worktops clear, while adding an extra layer of character to your home.
Further that character by trying your hand at a little DIY, making a homemade key holder that can be mounted on the wall. Not only will this look great, but it will also help to keep worktops clutter-free.
Allow yourself a messy drawer
Let’s be honest, none of us are perfect. Over time, odd bits and bobs will begin to accumulate and, without a specified place for them to be kept, these will naturally begin to clutter shelves, windowsills and surfaces.
So just like all diets should have a cheat day, allow your stress-free kitchen that one messy drawer. From half powered AAA batteries to the microwave user manual, fill this drawer with all the things that could always come in useful, but don’t have their own place to call home.
A stress-free kitchen can make all the difference. Following these three top tips will help you optimise your kitchen space, allowing you to utilise it to its full capabilities whatever the occasion.
By: Sophie Armstrong
Sophie Armstrong is a content creator for granite and quartz worktop specialists Burlington Granite, who provide a full bespoke worktop solution by offering templating, cutting, polishing and fitting, all driven by 25 years of industry experience.