14 Oct Design Tips for a Gourmet Kitchen
With the rise of gourmet cooking shows, many aspiring chefs and professionals want to design a practical and luxury cooking environment for their gourmet kitchen. Find some inspiration on how to design a luxury gourmet kitchen that’s right for you with these helpful tips below.
Functional Kitchen Layout
The layout of a kitchen is the most important part as it can determine how easy it is to cook, clean and eat. Kitchen islands act as stations created for specific tasks and make the cooking process easier. Design your gourmet kitchen layout for convenience by installing a preparation space near the cooktop, garbage disposal near the sink, large storage areas and specific draws designed for each cooking utensils.
Investing in superior appliances will see a huge difference in your gourmet kitchen cooking experience. A double oven will allow cooking of multiple dishes at once, however, ensure at least one of the ovens is a convection-style which will distribute heat evenly to cook food efficiently. Convection microwaves are useful as a reheating unit and double dishwasher drawers are flexible and save energy and water. A professional-grade range hood will ensure plenty of air flow and minimise the amount of clean up from cooking. A practical sink with an added pull-out spray rinser will easily remove food from your cooking utensils and will make cleaning your gourmet kitchen a lot easier.
A great idea is to invest in a hanging pot rack for your gourmet kitchen to store your pots and pans for easy access when cooking and a great kitchen display. Investing in proper knife storage is essential to avoid damaging blades. Knife blocks are great for maintaining access to most used items while keeping the preparation area clear and organised. Open storage allows you to display and organise your most essential cooking items for easy access.
Extra Preparation Areas
An extra pull out preparation area is extremely handy and can be created by installing a custom roll out cabinet with a cutting board and built-in storage. Roll your additional food preparation zone back under your bench top to save space in your gourmet kitchen when not in use.
Sturdy Bench tops and Surfaces
Bench tops are the most used surface in the kitchen and should be made of durable and easy to clean materials. Engineered stone such as caesarstone or quartz are low maintenance materials which do not require resealing and are available in a range of designs, perfect for bench tops in a gourmet kitchen.
The main goal in creating a gourmet kitchen is to carefully use your space and select appliances that are specific to your cooking needs. If you need help designing your gourmet kitchen, our experienced staff at Harrington Kitchens can help with the design and installation of a broad range of kitchen styles.
Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:
- French Provincial Kitchens
- Modern Kitchens
- Classic Kitchens
- Laminate Kitchens
- Timber Kitchens
- Polyurethane Kitchens
- Country Kitchens
- Outdoor Kitchens
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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