Go in for a snazzy kitchen
It is no secret that a well-planned kitchen makes cooking a far more pleasant activity. So why despair looking at your drab kitchen? Call up specialists who will give it a new life and sparkle, writes
Housewife’s dream... a fully loaded kitchen with plenty of storage space.
Deepanjali Sahai got
married and moved into the new apartment with her husband in
Mumbai's Lokhandwala area, she felt something was lacking in the
otherwise well-planned place. That something was a place she was
going to spend a lot of her time in. She knew that the kitchen
had to be very special with lots of storage space. She contacted
professional kitchen designer Anjali Rao for her dream kitchen.
The designer carefully studied the area, understood the needs of
the household and then began working on the design.
designing a kitchen is not only about selling a concept to the
housewife but it is about meeting all possible needs of a family—from
food to storage. I take into consideration the shape of the
kitchen and then give a layout plan that incorporates work
surfaces and storage spaces. The idea is to have proper places
for cabinets, sinks, ovens and other kitchen material, making
life simple for the family."
It is little
wonder then that an increasing number of upwardly mobile
housewives are fast realising that in the modern world a
comfortable house means a fully loaded kitchen with plenty of
storage space. In case storage is a problem, suggest designers,
it is best to hang as many things as aesthetically possible
without making a clutter. One can put up racks on the wall for
hanging stuff on. Remember, the back of the cabinet door can
also function as a place to hang things. If you like a little
greenery, then pots can be hung from the ceiling, though you
have to make sure they do not act as obstructions and are not
low enough for people to bang their heads.
Storage of spices
needs special attention as these are required whenever you are
cooking. You should not be hunting around for your favourite
oregano and dried basil when making a pasta; neither should you
be foraging for the dhania powder or heeng when
doing a daal tadka. Clearly marked out racks should hold
your spices, and they should be at eye level so that they are
visible all the time. A better idea would be to put spices on
revolving racks that are easily available in the market.
You must plan to
have enough space in your pantry to store raw foodstuff and
items that don’t require refrigeration. You must also have
extra space so that you can store stuff that you can use
sometime later. In fact keeping things organised with plenty of
storage space will help you to be more efficient, save time and
above all keep your kitchen and pantry looking snazzy and smart.
It is no secret
that a well-planned kitchen makes cooking a far more pleasant
activity. So why sigh and despair looking at your drab kitchen?
If you have the will, call up specialists who will give it a new
life and sparkle. Or better still, use your own imagination and
creativity to design your dream kitchen. — NF