Do you love cooking? If so, you may have considered turning your simple kitchen into a gourmet kitchen. Renovating the kitchen is very important, it is the heart of the home, and every home owner wants a kitchen they can be proud of. Here are some tips on creating a gourmet kitchen that you will enjoy cooking in, and love showing off to your friends and family!

Start off with choosing professional-grade appliances. Things such as a 6 burner cooktop, larger oven and fridge, and sturdier blenders and food processors are all things to look at when selecting appliances for a gourmet kitchen. You could even consider a double oven and have it built into the cabinetry, higher up so you’re not bending down all the time to check on your food. Professional-grade appliances are not only bigger, but they usually have surfaces that are more durable and more resistant to food spillages and are easier to clean. This is great for someone who cooks often!

Storage is another thing you will need in your gourmet kitchen. Storage is a necessity in any kitchen, but in a gourmet kitchen the storage areas need to be functional and should be efficiently placed throughout the kitchen. To optimize your storage you can include things such as slide-out draws in cabinets, tiered ingredient storage, and special storage for pots and pans. At Harringtons we use products of the highest quality and have a great range of gadgets and fixtures to help optimize your storage space and make your life easier.

A meal planning and recipe area is nice to have in a kitchen. This can either be a small area that contains a bench space, stool, cookbooks and a computer. Or it can simply be an area of extra bench space where you have a tablet such as an iPad or Galaxy, and your cookbooks handy. A tablet in the kitchen is great because you can write your shopping lists on the tablet and then take it to the shops with you.

The last thing you need to include in gourmet kitchen is luxury finishes. A specialty counter top is a must. Counter tops made from granite or reconstructed stone such as Caesarstone are not only beautiful but are sturdy and durable. Another great idea is to have a tap fitted over the stove so you don’t have to transfer pots full of water from the sink to the cook top. Lighting and flooring are other areas where choosing luxury finishes will add beauty and functionality to your kitchen.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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