The majority of the time we spend in the kitchen is spent working in some way or another. You might be cooking, cleaning or storing groceries, either way you are spending time in the kitchen doing tasks. So it should go without saying that we need to make the kitchen easier to work in, turn this room of the house into a friend, not a foe. So here are some suggestions for you to improve your kitchen so that it works for you.


First of all, let’s take a look at the organisation aspect of your kitchen. The way you use a space is going to make a big difference as to how you feel in it. This means ensuring you have adequate storage, but also that you are making the most of it. Depending on what kind of cook you are there will be different methods for you to try here.

For those of you who like to prepare the week’s meals in advance you should at arranging your cupboards to reflect your plan. One suggestion would be to have one section dedicated to everyday household pantry items and then divide the shelves or other cupboards to the individual meals. For example, make sure the ingredients for the first meal in your plan is at the front of your storage so that you can access it quickly and without needing to move everything.

The idea here to give yourself less work to do, and if you have to move all the items in your cupboards, fridge or freezer just to get to the ingredients you need every day then you are adding more to your workload. You should also make sure that you have a place for everything that you need in the kitchen. Try to keep this room as clutter free as possible so that when you are in it you can get to work with as much ease as possible, knowing that what you need is easy to access and not spread over a number of different drawers.



The main purpose of a kitchen is to cook, therefore you should ensure you are set up ready to jump straight into your recipe. There are many ways you can do this, and some have been discussed under storage.

Somethings to bear in mind are the utensils you are going to be using. You will find that your cooking process will be slowed down significantly by poor equipment, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune every few weeks to keep up-to-date. Rather you can make purchases that complement your tools such as a knife sharpener or spiralizer. Both of these serve a purpose that will either improve your utensils or spare them the work.

The idea here is all about making your kitchen a companion to what you need to do rather than an obstructive force. Many kitchens can be a place people dread to go because they know the hard work that awaits them, but cooking can be fun and one way to make it so is to be thoroughly prepared in advance.