It’s common knowledge that cooking from scratch tends to yield healthier results than preparing processed foods and ready meals. You are in control of the ingredients going into your food, whereas processed meals tend to be packed with unhealthy amounts of sugar and salt. So, if you’re serious about eating healthier food, then it’s good to cook!
Unfortunately, cooking can sometimes seem like a chore, especially in kitchens that are small, grubby and have poor equipment. Many have trouble finding the inspiration to cook great food when their kitchen is drab or there’s a pile of pans waiting to be washed.
So, if you’re determined to get in the kitchen to make some great healthy home-cooked meals, but you don’t feel your kitchen is up to the task, follow our tips for a revamp that will make you want to spend time in your kitchen!
Get on top of that washing up. Nothing will put you off cooking more than a load of dirty plates and pans, so wash up and continue to do so after every meal.
Also, have an audit of your utensils and pans. Many of us keep cutlery drawers that are absolutely bursting at the seams with items that have never seen the light of day. Do you really need that avocado slicer? Clear some space by donating your unwanted utensils to charity. You may also want to consider upgrading your existing utensils or pots and pans; nothing will make you want to cook more than some brand new kitchen accessories like a fancy new knife block from Lakeland!
Time for a Lick of Paint?
Décor in the kitchen is subjected to the stresses of heat, splashes of grease and steam. It’s not surprising that the paint job or wallpaper in the kitchen may not hold up as well as the décor in the rest of the house, so kitchens can often end up looking tired and grubby pretty quickly.
A new paint job may be all it takes to give your kitchen a new lease of life if it’s looking worn and uninspiring. Breathing some life into the kitchen will make it a fresh and exciting place to be; consequently you’ll get more pleasure out of cooking. Have a look at this article for some great kitchen décor inspiration.
Invest in New Appliances
Noisy old fridge on its last legs? Cooker not up to scratch? Worn out and aging appliances that aren’t working as well as they should will contribute to keeping you out of the kitchen. Appliances are a big investment, but they’re important and compromising on the quality and functionality of your major appliances limits what you can do in the kitchen!
Fortunately, companies like Sparkworld who furnish kitchens in Plymouth with appliances often have better deals than the big high street electronics retailers.
Love Your Kitchen!
The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house, so it’s important to keep it well maintained and ship-shape. A clean and tidy kitchen with good quality equipment will encourage you to get in there and produce some excellent home-cooked meals, so don’t be afraid to show your kitchen a little love.