Have you ever felt like you could be cooking a lot more often? Do you ever think that you’re spending way too much money on takeout and restaurant meals? If so, then there are a couple of ways to motivate and encourage you to spend a bit more time in the kitchen. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a kitchen that you feel comfortable in, this can be quite hard to achieve. This is why we recommend redesigning your kitchen or at least considering the possibility of renovation. If done correctly, it could inspire you to spend a bit more time in the kitchen to cook more.
Making practical changes to assist in your cooking
Kitchens need to be fairly open and designed to be used. What this means is that you need plenty of convenient features, you need space to do things and store kitchenware, and it needs to be fairly easy to clean so that you’re not struggling to keep it tidy. You should also put a kitchen runner on the floor, to keep the room feeling warm when the oven is off, and to also stop the tiles from getting covered in grease splashes.
Replacing outdated appliances with something more modern
One of the best ways to encourage you to cook more is to replace some of your outdated appliances with something a little new or modern. For example, an old oven might take a long time to heat up and cook food, or you might find that your taps and sink aren’t getting enough water pressure. Getting new fixtures, appliances and tools might help encourage you to cook more often and try out new recipes.
Creating a beautiful design that makes you feel at home in the kitchen
A beautiful kitchen can make you feel at home and encourage you to spend more time there, even if it’s just to hang around and relax instead of cooking. We suggest looking at brands such as Concrete Collective to get a good idea of what your kitchen could potentially become in the future after a renovation. There are lots of unique designs, patterns and materials that you can use to bring your kitchen to the next level.
Adding more storage space for your things
More storage space is never a bad idea! Whether it’s a larger pantry to keep food or more space for your one-use kitchen appliances, adding more storage can help make things a lot easier for us. Just make sure you don’t overdo it and add too many cupboards that won’t be used or will only be for storing clutter that you should really be getting rid of.
Just remember that a kitchen renovation isn’t cheap
If you want to cook more often then it’s a good idea to look for other forms of motivation as well. Kitchen renovations are expensive, but they can certainly help motivate you to cook more. But to make it work better and to take advantage of all of your new kitchen appliances and features, we suggest trying to find ways to spend more time in the kitchen. Perhaps try new recipes, cook for friends and family members, or explore different culinary techniques to broaden your knowledge.