10 Professional Kitchen Ideas That Work for Home Kitchens

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Professional kitchens are a joy to cook in because they’re designed to be both efficient and safe for people. Using a few of a restaurant kitchen’s key design elements can transform your home kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams. Take a look down below for some kitchen design ideas from commercial kitchens that will surely work great for your own!

Open Shelving

Kitchen Ideas 1

Grab-and-go convenience is the name of the game in commercial kitchens. If your kitchen will often be used for creating mouth-watering gastronomic delights, having open shelving for your most-used supplies would save you from having to frequently clean sticky cupboard doors and drawers.

Steel it All

Kitchen Ideas 2

There’s a lot of good reasons regarding why commercial kitchens use stainless steel. A stainless steel surface can be used for kneading without a board, it can handle hot pots and pans, and is a breeze to clean. If you want no-fuss functionality in your home kitchen, investing in stainless steel appliances and working surface is the way to go.

Silicone for the Win!

Kitchen Ideas 3

If you’re still using kitchen towels, oven mitts, or dish rags to pick up hot pots and pans, you may want to replace all that with some silicone. Not only are silicone pot holders and gloves super easy to clean, they also provide better protection against burns.

Fuss-free Layout

Kitchen Ideas 4

Most commercial kitchens have a very predictable layout. Their layout is designed for a convenient and accident-free traffic especially if there are multiple persons using the kitchen. A kitchen with a long countertop like how it is in restaurants can save you some space and work well in most homes.

Convenient Water Access

Kitchen Ideas 5

A high-pressure faucet that comes with a long flexible hose is heaven-sent for all cooks, no matter if you’re just cooking at home or at a restaurant. It can easily be maneuvered to rinse dishes, fill big pots and pans, and wash the entire sink.

Plenty of Board Access

Kitchen Ideas 6

Having a few chopping boards for different types of food not only prevents cross-contamination but also ensures that your fruit parfait will not end up tasting like fresh garlic. To start with, have one for herbs and veggies, one for meat, another for poultry, and one for sweets.

Raised Stoves

Kitchen Ideas 7

Commercial ranges often stand on short legs to make it easy to clean beneath them, why not use the same for your home kitchen? Spills won’t transform into accumulated grime anymore when you can easily clean under your stove!

Invest in Your Tools

Kitchen Ideas 8

A bargain set of cookware can look like a great deal until it starts falling apart after just a few months of use. Invest in high-quality pots and pans and you may never have to repurchase any again, that’s why commercial-grade cooking tools and equipment are expensive.

Have a First Aid Kit

Kitchen Ideas 9

Kitchen accidents can happen in any kitchen. Burns, cuts, and slips being the most frequent ones. Make sure that you have a first aid kit and keep a cool pack in the freezer at all times. There’s nothing wrong with being ready!

Make it Non-Skid

Kitchen Ideas 10

Restaurant kitchens have non-slip mats on their floors to prevent accidents and have a better surface to walk in. Falling over when you’re holding a knife or carrying a freshly decorated cake isn’t fun. Why not prevent that from happening, to begin with?

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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Brad Miller - You've done a great job of compiling terrific photos and offering suggestions/thoughts for those considering a kitchen renovation/or new build.  Thank you...

Jan 18, 2017 08:23 AM #1
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Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Great blog with some great ideas.

Jan 18, 2017 09:29 AM #2
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