Kitchen Design Tips for the Untidy Cook

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 5, 2016 3:00:00 PM

While many people will say clean as you go, some homeowners who love to cook just don’t work that way. For many homeowners when they are done cooking in the kitchen there is one huge mess. No matter your cooking style there are some kitchen design tips that can help keep your kitchen looking clean and organized.

Kitchen Design Tips

  • brakur_two-tiered_islan.jpgTwo-tiered Island or Peninsula - Sometimes it just isn’t possible to avoid making a mess. Including a two-tiered island or peninsula will hide the mess from the view of others who may come into your home. You can get high bar stools that will add additional seating for the higher countertop.




  • brakur_trash_pull_out.jpgPullout Trash Can - Have your trash can in a base cabinet that pulls out. It will save you from walking across the kitchen and you don’t have to worry about it being in the way or getting knocked over.






  • Farmhouse Sink - Get a larger farmhouse sink that makes it easier to wash multiple pots and pans. They are deeper and also look great!


  • Prep Sink - Having an additional prep sink to wash fruits and vegetables will allow you to soak pots and pans immediately in you main kitchen sink. They are usually a lot smaller and are perfect for the prep work zone in your kitchen.


  • brakur_baskets.jpgPullout Baskets - Take advantage of custom built-in baskets. They are great for open storage and you have access to common used items.


  • Two Dishwashers - When cooking a large meal or more than one thing there never seems to be enough room in the dishwasher. Adding an additional dishwasher won’t leave extra dishes sitting on the counter and in the sink. You can actually finish cleaning right away instead of having to wait until the first load is done.



  • brakur_utensil_divider.jpgStorage Solutions – Take advantage of built in spice racks, utensil dividers, or cookie sheet dividers. There are a variety of unique storage options that will help ensure you know where to put things away so they don’t just get shoved in a cabinet or drawer. These will save you time and a lot of frustration looking for things.



When building a custom kitchen with Brakur Custom Cabinetry our kitchen design experts can help you identify different kitchen work zones so they will know where to include these different options in your kitchen design. They can help you design both a beautiful and functional kitchen that makes it easier to keep clean and mess free. If you would like to schedule a free consultation about your upcoming Chicago area custom kitchen remodelyou can contact us here.

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Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Storage, Kitchen Design Tips, Kitchen Layout

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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