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The Kitchen Makes the Cook: 5 Reasons to Upgrade to a Big Kitchen

I used to feel like it didn’t matter how much space you had, or how many tools you had in your kitchen. I used to think that if you were passionate about cooking, you could do your craft no matter what type of area you were cooking in. However, after recently moving from my tiny kitchen in my tiny studio Las Vegas apartment into a home with a beautiful — and large — kitchen, I have realized it’s simply not true. There is so much more you can do when you have more space to work with. If you are thinking about doing a kitchen renovation for your next household project, I strongly recommend getting to work. In the meantime, throw your current kitchen utensils and appliances in storage and relax a bit until you have the kitchen of your dreams. The following are five great reasons to upgrade to a big kitchen.

1. Save Money (Eventually)

While you might spend more in the immediate future on your new kitchen, you will save money in the long run. When you have the space to cook gourmet meals right in your own home, there is no need to go out and waste money on food at a restaurant. Throughout the long term, providing yourself with a useful and efficient kitchen will save you money for the rest of your life.

2. Eat Healthier

A big kitchen that enables you to cook more also empowers you to lead a healthier life. Even if you are grabbing a salad at a restaurant, it is still loaded with mystery ingredients, fats and processed foods. Control your ingredients and cook healthy foods in your beautiful upgraded kitchen.

3. Get Comfortable

A large kitchen will make this room the place in the house that everyone wants to be. It becomes a point of social interaction for you and your friends and family. Cooking will become a process that is not a chore, but it is a fun time where the entire family comes together to enjoy an activity before sitting down for a delicious home cooked meal.

4. Enjoy Your Tools

This upgraded kitchen will be better storage for all of the appliances you need to cook the variety of meals you enjoy. Whether you love your slow cooker, or you always have a reason to use your stand mixer, a large kitchen enables you to have all your favorite gadgets in one clean, neat and organized room. It also allows you to clear up precious counter space as well.

5. Be Creative

While living in my apartment, I cooked out of necessity. I did enjoy the process of cooking, but now in my big beautiful kitchen I truly feel I have found my passion. An upgraded kitchen with all of the supplies you need right at your disposal will allow you to explore the art of cooking and perhaps discover a passion you never even knew you had.

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home, and you will want to treat it accordingly. For me, moving from a tiny apartment with a makeshift kitchen into a home with a state-of-the-art kitchen allowed me to find a passion I never knew I had. Now, I hope to make many memories with my friends and family, show off my cooking skills and sit back and relax as my guests enjoy some of my most creative and inspiring culinary creations.

About the Author: Originally from Georgia, Robin Harrington is the epitome of a Southern Bell, cooking included. Her deep love for authentic Southern Cuisine led her to where she is today – sharing it with the world!

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