How to Become Friends With the Kitchen

Okay, I’ll finally say itSummer really is fading away. The days are getting shorter, the flowers are nodding off and the children return to school. Daily routines are becoming, well, regular, and salty foods will become more common with the time winding down.

But getting back in the kitchen may feel as quite a stretch and is sure to be in full stride with procrastination. Peanut butter and jelly will only work for so long, cereal should probably be kept for the morning and fast food is, and always will be, a money suck and a calorie donator.

If you’re feeling uninspired to pull out your pots and pans, it could be time for you to get the kitchen back into a distance you enjoy. Ahead are a couple of suggestions to help you get back in the swing of things.

Bring the tunes. First things first, and that is the need for music. There is not any better way to spend half an hour slicing and dicing than to have a flood of music filling the air. Radios and docking stations have come quite a ways in terms of visual appearance and are now a product of style rather than only a black plastic box. (Click on the picture for the item label on this one.) Unless, of course, you are like me and you drag your notebook into the kitchen when you cook. Then it is still only a black (or white) plastic box.

Echelon Custom Homes

Insert a rug. Kitchen rugs are easy on the feet and offer a wonderful variation of color or pattern on the floor. Long, narrow runners are fantastic for this, but make sure you get one that may be thrown to the wash.

Molly Frey Design

Enjoy a glass of wine. Shuffling through a cookbook with a glass of wine can inspire a lengthy record making and possibly even an whole meal. And if you are not up for cooking, just bribe yourself with a glass that awaits once prep is done. Tada, magical.

Tal Goldstein

Change your cabinet pulls. If you prefer the color of your walls and haven’t quite made it into a super glossy kitchen remodel, you could discover that trimming your current cabinet pulls will brighten your mood a little.

Nic Darling

Bring your spices right into perspective. Not only are you spices and herbs the most interesting shades of color, but they’re used in only about every single meal. There is no use in hiding themand having a long magnetic stand won’t ever let up on the continuous reminder to attempting something new.

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Du Bois Design Ltd

Insert color where it is least expected. Seeing a block of color from a swatch you have never attempted before is most likely the easiest way to create a space feel new and fresh. Though this particular area is composed of small tiles, it shows that color in an unexpected place could be just exactly what you need to get the groceries through the doorway and to the pan.

Sutton Suzuki Architects

Illuminate your own cabinets. While adding lighting to every single cabinet may be from the question, it is still something you can add to one corner cabinet that has been switched out with one made from glass. It provides a warm, ambient glow that mild both your mood and your lovely dishes.

Claudia Martin, ASID

Maintain out your lunches. Cookbooks certainly aren’t what they used to be, but I’m not complaining. What’s been coined as”food porn” has sailed poor photography to the side and is presently often paired with amazing text.

Buckminster Green LLC

Insert houseplants. The kitchen appears to be an ideal space for crops; there is normally a natural light source, water is close at hand and compost could be kept under the sink. Studies show that plants may boost a mood, and even in the event that you don’t have a green thumb, you are likely to keep a jade plant going for a while.

Mark English Architects, AIA

Grow veggies. There is nothing like using fresh herbs. They are fragrant, easy to grow and pack a punch when it comes to adding taste to your favorite dish. They will add charm to a window sill and will allow for fast access. Snipping a few leaves or sprigs is always enjoyable, and if nothing else, at least try your hand at basil.


5-Piece Bamboo Utensil Set in Cooking Utensils – $19.95

If you have kitchen gear that you love, you will be more inclined to use them. These bamboo utensils are more durable than wood, and won’t harm cookware, and they look good on the counter when not in use.


Place of 3 Flexible Grip Mats in Cutting Boards – $12.95

Having a slipless backing and manages to hang, this set of mats is sure to bring a smile with every usage. The non-porous polypropylene cutting surface is durable and also easy to wash. Color coding prevents cross contamination.

Erin Lang Norris

LEDBERG Light Strip – $14.99

LED lighting is ideal to use within your cabinets. Since they emit a minimal quantity of heat, they could safely be utilised in tiny spaces and are also easy to install.


Hedgehog Dish Towel – $12

This sweet dish towel was created and screen printed by hand in Japan. It’s an enjoyable way to add both routine and function into your kitchen and makes a great gift too.

What are you doing to get back into the swing of cooking? Inform us in the Comments section below!

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