This particular blogpost is dedicated to those amongst us who are avid bakers – and of course the rest of us who enjoy baking a cake or two on occasion. We must admit, one of the delights of the winter season is the smell of a cinnamon apple pie baking in the oven or a midnight encounter with a chocolate cake cooling on the kitchen counter…mmmmm….
Now, to make your kitchen more conducive to baking and to keep your baker happy… we’ve put together some essentials for the ideal Kitchen fit for a Baker!
1. Pans in Place
Keep your pans within reach and out of your hair by having a dedicated storage area that takes up minimum space.
2. Big Bowl Storage
The fact is that big bowls take up space. Have your cabinetry designed with deep drawers to accommodate your large mixing bowls, baking utensils and even appliances.
3. Ingredient Storage
For the avid baker, ingredients must be well-organised and within reach. Choose cabinetry that will allow storage of airtight containers for your most-used ingredients.
4. Spice Specifics
Arrange your wide array of spice bottles in alphabetical order in a well-laid out drawer for ultimate organisation.
Find what you’re looking for and put it away just as easily during clean up with open-shelving that looks good as well as improves work flow in your kitchen.
6. Pastry Table
If you are serious about your pastry-making, install a marble countertop separate from your island or counterspace just for rolling out your doughs.
7. Rolling Cart
Have a mobile workstation by getting a rolling cart when your counters get cluttered and use it for additional storage as well.
8. Hanging Utensils
Hang up your spoons, mixing utensils and breadboards on your wall for additional storage, for “the look” and let’s face it, for convenience!
9. Double Ovens
Install double ovens as a feature in your Baker’s Kitchen to keep things efficient while whipping up both dinner and dessert at the same time! For the best results ensure that you get the Convection Oven because it distributes heat evenly.
10 . Dedicated Workspace
If you’re not working with too much space, dedicate a particular spot on your kitchen counter where you will do most of your baking prep with everything you need right there.
11. Cookbook Storage
Store your fave cookbooks and family recipes in a manner where it isn’t just thrown in a corner but displayed nicely.
12. Tech Savvy Baker
Keep your handy iPad around you with nifty stands and built-in holders for your iPad around your kitchen wherever you do your most work.
If you’d like to consider ways in how to make your kitchen more baker-friendly, it’s probably time for a kitchen makeover!
At InDesign Kitchens + Bathrooms we would love to sit down with you and hear out your ideas. Give us a call and set up an appointment with our creative team to see how we can make this a reality for you!