If cooking is an art form, then your kitchen is the studio. When artists talk about their studios, they often use phrasing that evokes a sacred space. Within the confines of four walls, by devoting their time, energy, and attention to process, artists create beauty. In the kitchen, that same focus, passion, and creativity combines to result in delicious food. It’s a beautiful thing.
When you’re planning your new kitchen – whether you’re upgrading your existing kitchen or having a new kitchen addition built – try thinking about it in terms of an art studio. If you’re planning your kitchen as a space to create wonderful food, what will you need to make that happen?
One thing you’ll need is workspace. Your Milton kitchen contractor will help you determine the number, size and location of countertops and task areas. Ideally, your kitchen will have enough space to allow for multiple people to work together – great news for the family that loves to cook – or to give you plenty of room for prep and clean up.
Another important aspect of the creative kitchen is lighting. Any artist will tell you of the immense value of natural lighting. This is true in kitchens too. Your Milton kitchen contractor can help you place windows to their best effect. They’re also your top resource for task lighting and general room lighting options.
Finally, just as an artist needs space to store their brushes, paints, and canvases, your creative kitchen design needs storage areas for dishes, cooking gear, and food. Food storage includes appliances like refrigerators and freezers as well as cabinetry and pantries. The type and location of your storage is best determined working in conjunction with an experienced Milton kitchen contractor – they’ll help you find the best option for your family and budget. Don’t be afraid of custom storage solutions – they can be more cost-effective than trying to make off-the-shelf storage solutions fit your needs.