5 WAYS TO BORROW IDEAS FROM PROFESSIONAL KITCHENS

Restaurant kitchen designs feature both efficiency and safety, so why not take some of their tricks home to your own kitchen?  Here are a few ways to infuse your space with some industrial convenience, without creating a sterile and industrial feel.

1- WORK ZONES

Commercial kitchens are intentionally planned for accident-free traffic, and creating a kitchen with work zones, surrounded by space for easy movement will allow you and your family to enjoy cooking together safely.

2- OPEN SHELVING

Open shelves make it easy to grab and go, and are great for families.  Cupboard doors and drawers attract sticky messes, so an open shelving system is easier to clean.

3- STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel surfaces are popular in commercial kitchens for good reason.  Not only can they take boiling hot pots and pans straight from the cook-top or oven, but they are also incredibly hygienic and almost indestructible.

4- DISPOSAL HOLES

Most restaurant kitchens have disposal holes with trash receptacles beneath so that food scraps can be easily swept straight into the trash.  This prevents bacteria from accumulating on the top of a trash can lid, and is highly convenient if you can spare the counter space.

5- COMMERCIAL FLOORING

It’s important for commercial kitchens to invest in nonslip, easy to clean flooring, and domestic kitchens have begun to follow suit.  Popular flooring choices like cork and linoleum not only provide a nonslip, easy to clean surface, but they also are easier on your feet than tile or hardwood.

With kitchen inspiration abounding on spaces used on the Food Network and popular cooking shows, you're certain to find something perfect for your kitchen and family.