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7 Ways to Promote Wellbeing in the Kitchen

It’s more important than ever to consider our environment and promote wellbeing, especially in areas such as the kitchen. A space that has likely become a busy hub of the home. If not managed well, this multifunctional space can become cluttered and uninviting.

Cultivating a way of living that encourages healthy habits can turn any space into a stress-free oasis. If you’re unsure of where to make changes we’ve put together a few tips that will help make eating healthier and living well a whole lot easier.

Modern Open Plan Kitchen Design

Wake up to Natural Light

If your home is flooded with natural daylight, you instantly feel more alert and uplifted. Even on gloomy days, if natural light is flowing through your kitchen, you don’t have to rely on harsh electric lighting. If you’re planning to renovate your home, consider the size of the windows and where you want to place them to promote wellbeing.

Multiple Zones

If everyone loves to get stuck into the cooking in your home, consider ways to create multiple work zones. When everyone can enjoy time cooking together, it helps the whole family to bond and improves appreciation of good food. Encouraging younger members of the family to prep food helps them to understand its importance, try new flavours and to make healthier choices.

Modern Open Plan Kitchen Design

Considered Styling

Instead of making a room look cluttered, well-organised open shelving can create the illusion of more space in your kitchen and makes the room to feel more inviting. Many modern kitchen design ideas feature open shelving concepts as it makes finding kitchen essentials easier. You can also use the space to display items that contribute to the ambience of your room such as fresh flowers, plants, cookbooks and scented candles.

Avoid Distractions

If your kitchen is full of distractions, it’s harder to pay attention to what you’re cooking and eating. Try to limit mobile phone usage at the dinner table and encourage conversation instead. Switch off the TV during mealtimes to promote family bonding. It’s thought that when you aren’t focusing on what you’re eating, it’s hard for your body to stop when it’s full, so avoiding distractions could prevent overeating too.

Summerville Kitchen Design

Maintain Order

There’s no better time to declutter or organise your kitchen space. Here are our top 3 tips to help get the spring clean underway.

  1. Have a place for everything. Go through your kitchenalia and decide what you use on a regular basis and which items are for occasional use then store them accordingly — high shelves for hardly used items but everyday things at waist height.
  2. Use bespoke dividers, drawers, racks and baskets where possible to maximise storage.
  3. Zone the kitchen into prep, cooking, storage, refrigeration areas where possible and think of how the flow will work. Cutlery and crockery storage near the dishwasher, for example.

Promote Wellbeing with Greenery

This kitchen is no exception when it comes to adding greenery. Not only do houseplants serve as beautiful natural decor, they can also promote wellbeing, purify the air and create a sense of calm, perfect for kitchen living spaces.

Space for Wellbeing Habits

In order to maintain calm and bring a sense of mindfulness to overwhelming days, it’s a good idea to create a separate wellbeing zone. This may be a cosy nook in the corner of a room, a window seat or floor space to roll out a yoga mat. Whether you choose to read a book, have a cup of tea or partake in a little exercise, a designated wellbeing corner will help you to relax and maintain calm.

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