Setting Up Your First Kitchen
Have you just finished purchasing a new house? Or have you just finished constructing your new home? In either case, that means that it is now time to invest in setting up your house and its various rooms so that you can finally live in it. The main priority areas in this endeavour are basically the kitchen, the bathroom and the bedrooms – which together account for your most basic survival needs. Other areas such as the dining room, the living room, the garden, the balcony, etc. can be put at second priority – whilst necessary, their not being ready does not exactly detract from your life in the beginning. Accordingly, let us focus on one of the main priority areas – the kitchen. What do you need to look into when setting up your kitchen? Read on below!
Start with the basic accessories – remember, a kitchen is a major investment to anyone, and the home appliances you will be purchasing will most likely stay with you for a lifetime. It is therefore important to look carefully into what you need to purchase. The very basics any kitchen needs are simple: a sink, a stove, a fridge, and counters on which you can prep your meals. Home appliances like a stove and a fridge will naturally cost you quite a bit (and you will have, hopefully, saved part of your budget for these expenses). Other items, such as your sink and the counters, can be less expensive depending on whether you opt for bare basics or go for more all-inclusive sets (i.e. a full kitchen cabinet set with counters, built-in sinks and stove, etc.). A good idea to remember about sinks is to make sure they are made with great standard steel (such as 304 stainless steel or 316 stainless steel).
Get your utensils – Once you have the basic frame of your kitchen set up, it’s time to look into the step: buying silverware and cutlery, pots and pans, dishes, etc. Most of the time, it’s likely that you already possess most of these things from your previous home; however, in case you’ve begun living alone after living with someone else or family, you might need to invest in these essentials once again. In this case. It is important that you pay attention to what you buy: always make sure that you have two or three spares (i.e. forks, plates, etc.) so that you have enough cutlery in case guests visit you.
Arrange everything – once you’ve bought everything, it is now high time to organize everything you bought. For storing the utensils, you can either rely on your counter’s drawers and cabinets, or have stainless steel shelvings with a custom stainless items. Remember to always store in an orderly fashion: similar items, like cutlery, go in one space, whilst pots and pans go in another. Make use of all the space available, including vertical space. What is important here is that you know where everything is, and you don’t end up with a disorderly kitchen.
Once you’re done with everything above, you probably already have a decent kitchen set up in your house. If you have extra funds to spend, you might want to consider buying other necessities such as a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave; if not, you can start saving up for them from now onwards. Remember, always start from the bare basics – don’t indulge in buying things which you can do without right at the start!
Setting Up Your First Kitchen