Cooking for a crowd is a challenge no matter what conditions you’re cooking in. That challenge is amplified if you have appliances that don’t work properly and a layout that’s cramped, poorly laid out, and disorganized. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to cure your cramped kitchen woes.
1. Upgrade Your Appliances
A properly laid out work area allows a cook to work more efficiently in the kitchen. Sometimes you just don’t have a lot of space. You can work around a lack of space by getting the right appliances. Double ovens are a great if you cook for many people. When you need more cabinet space, a stovetop will be an option you may want to consider. Cooking for a big group means cleaning up for a big group. If you have the space, a second dishwasher would be ideal. If that’s not an option, you could go with an energy efficient, large capacity model.
2. Check Your Plumbing
If you could have two sinks, wouldn’t that be great?! A kitchen with an island might be a great place for a prep sink. A pot filler faucet behind your stove could be an alternative if a prep sink isn’t doable. The faucet is a great way to improve your kitchen’s flow without spending an arm and a leg.
Make sure your garbage disposal is functioning properly. If it isn’t sounding too good, call a plumber to take a look before you have a house full.
3. Maximize Your Storage
Upgrade your cabinets to make the most use of the space. Retractable trashcans, lazy Susans, pullout shelving, and drawer and cabinet dividers all make smart additions to your existing cabinets. If you’ve got the budget to install new cabinets, a great way to boost your storage options is to go with base cabinets with drawers rather than doors and to extend your upper cabinets to the ceiling.
4. Remodel Your Space
Imaginations run wild when thinking of a kitchen remodel. If you’re ready to start the process, call Manning Remodeling and Construction at (214) 316-1949. Whether you want to open things up for entertaining or add more room to accommodate multiple cooks in the kitchen, a remodel is the way to go if you want to create the ultimate cooking and entertaining environment.