There’s no better way to inspire a kitchen makeover than the queen herself – Martha Stewart. Start brainstorming your dream kitchen now with Martha’s best kitchen tips.
Is it time for you to spice things up in the kitchen? Whether you’re just looking for a change or if your patience has reached the boiling point with your current setup, there are plenty of ways you can switch things up.
And who on earth is better suited for giving us advice for our kitchens than Martha Stewart? The queen of the kitchen herself, Martha has spent years of her life finding the best methods to keep things running smoothly in the kitchen.
We’ve compiled our top ten favorite Martha Stewart kitchen tips here for you. Give them a read before you get started on your kitchen remodel!
1. Pots and Pans
All you have to do is log onto Pinterest to see a million different clever ways to store pots and pans. The ones Martha Stewart tried and tested are pretty classic.
Instead of storing your pots and pans in a cabinet where they’ll get cluttered and take up room, consider hanging them from a rack above the stove or an island? They’ll be in easy reach and you’ll be able to select the one you want quickly.
If a hanging rack isn’t you’re style, all you need is a handrail and some S-hooks to organize your space a little bit better.
2. Customized Storage
There is no place in your home that customized storage is going to serve you better than in your kitchen. Think about the places you want to keep your most used items and set to work measuring them out. Then, when it’s time to talk about new kitchen counters you can give your chosen company your specific storage needs.
Here’s some more info for you about trendy kitchen cabinets.
For your drawers, all you need are some cute but inexpensive dividers and bins for you to create some easily customizable spaces for your storage needs.
Martha tells us to group like things together and keep your bins rectangular shaped, so they all fit together nicely.
3. The Kitchen Sink
When you’re designing your new kitchen if at all possible, place a window to the outside right in front of your sink.
This is going to change the way you feel about doing dishes. No matter what your view outside is, when you have something to focus on other than your everyday task, you’re going to feel a whole lot better about it.
Also, if you only have one basin, use a plastic one to save water while your dishes soak and get soapy. This will also create a softer surface should you accidentally drop a dish.
4. All the Shelves
Martha Stewart believes that “unused wall space is wasted space.” And we think that’s exactly right.
Big cabinets can feel imposing and look heavy. Instead, opt for shelving without a barrier around it. This will make it easier for you to see what you have and it will force you to keep your stuff neat and tidy.
Anywhere you can put shelving, do it.
5. Trash Bins
Instead of using the trendy hide-away trash bins, opt for large metal bins for your garbage and recyclables. They’re easier to use and keep clean.
Also, consider keeping a pile of your food scraps in a separate bin for composting. This is great for the environment and for your garden, so it’s a win-win.
6. Keep it Stoveside
The part of your kitchen you’re going to spend the most time near is probably the stove. So, keep all of the things you use the most within an arms reach of there.
Store your things together or separate them into individual crocks. Whatever you do, just make sure it’s neat and tidy so you can find what you need in a pinch.
Putting these things on a rolling cart is a great way to make this storage solution portable.
7. First Aid
We hope that most of your household accidents don’t happen in the kitchen, but the kitchen is still the command center for much of your house’s activity. It’s a good meeting place for when things happen.
Keep a drawer full of first aid supplies that are easy to find and reach in case of an emergency.
It’s also a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher near an exit, just in case.
8. Outlet Placement
If you live in an older house, you probably have outlets in your kitchen at the most inconvenient places. Your remodel is a perfect time to change that.
If you have an island counter, wire it for electricity and put an outlet under the lip of the counter. This ensures that you won’t have to worry about the cord when you’re using smaller appliances.
9. Cutting Boards
It’s a trendy idea to keep a butcher’s block on your counter at all times. Some custom counters even have butcher’s blocks as their surface.
However, those can be difficult to clean. Martha suggests keeping a large commercial cutting board on one of your countertops so you always have an easy to clean place to prepare your food or place something hot.
Put a non-skid pad underneath it so it doesn’t slide around.
If you have a coffee or espresso machine, store the things you need to operate it successfully in the areas around it. Keep the cups and coffee nearby to make the experience easier.
The same goes for tea or a bar area. Just make sure that you keep everything you will need close at hand. This will save you time and energy so you’re not scrambling around the kitchen to find the right mugs while the coffee brews.
The perfect kitchen isn’t out of reach. All you have to do is follow our kitchen tips to get a space that functions well for you and your family. Then you can get back to cooking!
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