Everyone will always have their favorite rooms in the house. For some, it’s always going to be the living space because it’s where you get to kick back and relax. For others, it will be the backyard because it’s so fun to be out in during the summer. But for many of us, it’s always going to be the kitchen. After all, it is the heart of the home. It’s where you get to spend time preparing delicious meals and catching up with your family. And for that reason, it’s always going to be a firm favorite. But, nevertheless, some people can’t just fall in love with their kitchen.

Whether it’s an issue with the physical aspect of the room, or the idea of it being the place you have to slave over a hot stove, it’s not always seen as the best room of all. And if that’s exactly how you feel, then you’ll be glad to know that you’re definitely not the only one that feels this way about their kitchen. But, you don’t have to feel like this if you actually want to find a way to love it. And this can be the most exciting part of all. The process of starting to fall in love with a particular space in your home is a journey that you’re always going to enjoy. So if you really do want to learn to love your kitchen, here’s how you can do it.

Let Go Of The Hate

First of all, you’re going to want to pick up a tactic that will serve you well in life. And that’s to learn to let go of your anger. It might sound like we’re getting a bit OTT here, and in some ways we are – but it will all make sense when you feel a bit better about the room. Because when you’re holding on to hate, it will eat away and you and get worse. Whereas when you learn to kind of love the room for what it is (or what it will become), you’re bound to feel so much better in general.

Get Excited About Food

Your next step is going to be to start to get excited about the food that you’re going to eat. If you’re a foodie, this should be incentive enough. If you’re not, then it’s time to find yourself a good relationship with food. Because incredible meals, good quality ingredients, and exciting recipes really are something to shout about. So it’s time that you did.

Learn To Cook

A huge reason why a lot of people will hate the kitchen is because they can’t cook. Or, they think they can’t. And when that’s the case, it’s definitely something that’s easy to solve. Because it’s actually much easier than you think to teach yourself to cook. Even if you think you don’t want to learn how to cook, you will when you get started and create some incredible meals that are sure to change your mind.

Work With Fun Ingredients

Another great idea is to work with some ingredients that are new to you. Maybe the reason you hate the kitchen (and being in it), is because you’re bored of making the same old things? When that’s the case, it’s time to mix it up. Find yourself some oriental ingredients, like lemongrass, or some spices, like turmeric, and see what you can create that will make you love to be in your kitchen more.

Spruce Up The Space

But it’s not always going to be about cooking. Because your home is all about fashion as well as function – at least, it should be. So maybe it’s time to give your kitchen a bit of a facelift? It doesn’t have to be anything big, but you might realize that by tidying up, clearing old things out, and maybe setting some flowers on the side, you love the space so much more.

Install A New Design

However, that’s not always going to be enough. So, sometimes, you’re going to want to go with a whole new design. And this is always something to get excited about. With quartz countertop options and stunning cabinets, what’s not to love. And when it’s all yours, it’s likely to become your favorite room in the house.

Extend

Perhaps the issue is space? When that’s the case, you’re going to want to go out and get more. Because extending your kitchen space could be all it takes to transform the room and how you feel about it. With a bigger kitchen, it could become a space that you dine in and enjoy with your family, and not just slave over a hot stove in.

Invest In New Gadgets

Then, there’s the idea of not really having the equipment you want or need to get the jobs done that you need to. So, instead of complaining, take action. Go and pick up some fun and exciting kitchen gadgets that are going to make you love being in your kitchen so much, that you never want to leave.

Make It An Entertaining Space

If you’re someone that tends to get lonely when you’re cooking cooped up in the kitchen alone, you’re not the only one. But, you’re going to want to try and do something about it, rather than complain. And this is going to mean transforming the room into a space that is great for entertaining. With a couch or two, or even by making your living space open plan, you should find that your isolation issue is resolved.

Replace Your Tired Cookware

And as your last move, you’re going to want to upgrade your cookware too. Because when your plates have seen better days and your glasses aren’t anything to write home about, why would you get excited about being in the kitchen? Now that you’ve had that much needed clear out that we mentioned above, it’s time to replace your cooking and serving stuff so that you can actually get excited about being in the kitchen.

 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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