5 Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Nice and Functional!

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5 Tips To Keep Your Kitchen Nice And Functional

 - for Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia Properties

Your kitchen can be the busiest place in your home with lots of messy activity taking place in it. It can be a real problem for some busy homeowners who do not have the time to keep the space clean after use; especially for wives whom can be already tired of work during the office hour and without an assistant at home, it can be a real challenge!

Here we want to help homeowners who face challenges in maintaining their kitchens; not to just look nice but also avoid common kitchen problems; like water damage, worktop stains, insufficient storage and etc.


Classic Industrial Kitchen by Meridian Interior Design
Classic Industrial Kitchen by Meridian Interior Design. Click here to contact us 

1.
 Get a Kitchen That Fits Your Lifestyle

Like every other people, we all have different ways of living and ways of using the kitchen. A best functional kitchen is a kitchen that is designed according to the homeowner lifestyle.

Some homeowner has a high frequency of using the kitchen like heavy cooking 3 times a day meal and some may rarely use the kitchen and only use it for light cooking and fast serve foods.

Always get a Designer advice on this! Whether you are a small family or large family who enjoy cooking at home, a Designer can best advice on what materials and design that suits your lifestyle. For instance, Quartz Stone (Imported material) is one of the best material for kitchen worktop because they are heat resistant, anti-bacterial, acid resistant and durable.


Lifestyle Category 1: Kitchen for Entertainment

Modern Kitchen Design by Meridian Interior Design
Island unit with 3 seaters for a few people to sit around while the cook is preparing food

Modern Kitchen Design by Meridian Interior Design
Peninsula unit with 3 seaters for a few people to sit around while the cook is preparing food


Modern Luxury Kitchen Design by Meridian Interior Design
Island unit with 5 seaters for a few people to sit around while the cook is preparing food

Lifestyle Category 2: Kitchen for Small Family


Modern English Kitchen Design by Meridian Interior Design
This layout has small seater area enough for small family
Modern Kitchen Design by Meridian Interior Design
Smaller seater area enough for the kids to play while watching the mom cook

Modern Kitchen Design by Meridian Interior Design
Kitchen for small family 
Modern Kitchen Design by Meridian Interior Design
Two seaters at the Peninsula for small family

Lifestyle Category 3: Integrated Kitchen


Modern Industrial Kitchen Design by Meridian Interior Design


Lifestyle Category 4: Kitchen To Accommodate Extra Helpers

Modern Kitchen Design by Meridian Interior Design
Modern Kitchen with medium space for family or friends to gather and help with the food preparation 

Industrial Country Kitchen Design by Meridian Interior Design
Medium size kitchen with enough space for kitchen activities with friends and family during gathering


2. Keep Only The Important Things!

Yes, you do not need all those extra pots and pans! Keep only the ones you frequently use for your daily cooking activity. 

Too much of unnecessary items in your kitchen can only make your kitchen look messy and not practical to use, as most of the spaces are used to keep all those unnecessary items!

Keep stuff in its proper place. Don't leave on table top. A messy kitchen is not a fun place to be in.


"But all of these items are useful during occasions and holidays when family and friends came together to our house." Yes! there is no denial about this, that is why our next tips are important!


3. Organize Your Storage

Identify your need for storage capacity. Both modern and traditional lifestyle will need a different kind of design to cater to their needs.

Most Modern families do not really need much of storage capacity comparing to Traditional families who make use of their kitchen more than the Modern families do. 

This is where the Designer skill takes place; to measure your kitchen size and plan the space wisely to get the proper storage capacity that suits your needs.

As Traditional families will need a bigger storage, a full height kitchen cabinet and full kitchen fittings will be very helpful to keep all the kitchen items properly inside the cabinet and keep the kitchen look clean.

High Gloss Kitchen Cabinets by Meridian Interior Design
Full-height High Gloss Kitchen Cabinets using Signature Kitchen brand

If your kitchen storage is still not enough, you might want to consider other space in your home, like storage room to keep your items or you can splurge some of your money on these smart kitchen storage solution:

Kessebohmer Lemans - Kitchen fittings
Cabinet corner storage : Kessebohmer Lemans allows extra pot and pans to be kept in corners. Its trays swing right out in front of the cabinet and each one is always within easy reach!

Kessebohmer Magic Corner - Kitchen fittings
Cabinet corner storage : Kessebohmer MagicCorner is capable of housing two complete cabinet units next to each other in only one corner cabinet. (Image credit to Google)

Kessebohmer Cooking Agent - Kitchen fittings
Cabinet Storage : Kessebohmer CookingAgent offers space-saving, clip-on elements store things like knives, condiments and chopping boards. (Image credit to Google)

Kessebohmer iMove - Kitchen fittings
Cabinet Storage : Kessebohmer iMove is the intelligent pull-down system for wall units

Smeg built-in food warmer - appliances
Kitchen Appliance : Smeg Built-in Food Warmer

Kessebohmer Tandem Larder - Kitchen fittings
Larder storage : Kessebohmer Tandem Larder is like having two cabinets behind one door. It offers abundant storage space with intelligent pull-out technology, the rear shelves are automatically drawn towards the user for easily accessible supplies.


Kessebohmer Base Pullout - Kitchen fittings
Kitchen pull out system : Kessebohmer base pull out is the full extension for base units; Entire contents slide out in front of the cabinet with diverse shelves. (Image credit to Google)

BLUM drawers
Drawer system : BLUM drawers with soft close door system. Quality drawers can carry heavier loads. Blum can carry from 30kg to 50kg weight load depending on model 
BLUM inner drawers
Drawer System: BLUM Inner Drawer allows multi-gallery drawers for separate storage inside one door
BLUM inner drawers
Drawer System: BLUM Inner Drawer allows multi-gallery drawers for separate storage inside one door
BLUM inner drawers
Drawer System: BLUM Inner Drawer allows multi-gallery drawers for separate storage inside one door



BLUM Aventos Lift-ups system & Magic Glass by Signature Kitchen
Cabinet Hinges System : BLUM Aventos lift-ups is the ideal lift up system for mid and high wall units and for niche cabinets with cabinets positioned above them.
4. Keep Your Kitchen Dry and Clean

We received many feedbacks from homeowners who faced problem with their kitchen. The most common issues that we get is "How do we avoid water damage at our sink area?" or "How do we remove hard stains on our worktop?" 

Just like other spaces in your home; (bedroom, study room, living room), your kitchen should be as dry and clean too!

Modern Undermount Sink - Modern Scandinavian Kitchen
Modern Undermount Sink and Tap  
Many homeowners are not aware that the Sink Area is the most Cancerous Area inside the kitchen! Why ? The Sink Area is where all the heavy duty cleaning takes place; the water splash during washing will make the area wet and cause a leakage problem. Water spill left in the sink area will slowly sip through the edges of the sink and creates a leakage problem that will cost you a lot of money! 

Prevention is always better than curing! Let's practice a good habit; always wipe dry the wet area inside your kitchen, especially the sink area and do not leave the wet towel on your worktop!

Image credit to Google
Secondly, to address issue for "How do we remove hard stains on our worktop?" you can find the answers in our previous post "KITCHEN CARE TIPS: CLEAN & MAINTAIN KITCHEN WORKTOP"


5. Check Your Kitchen Regularly

If you have made it follow all the tips above, it is easier now to take care of your kitchen. 

Try to practice on checking your kitchen condition once in every week, you can simply do this during the weekend while you are free from work.

This way it will help to avoid any small problems to develop before you know it!

A simple checkup on your kitchen storage; like moving those soon to expired foods and beverages to an easy to reach place is better because it is visible to the eyes and you won't miss it when it has expired, its time to throw it out!


We hope the tips above will help you to get a nice and functional kitchen. Feel free to drop us comments and any related inquiry inside the comment box below.


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