Of all the rooms in a house, a kitchen plays a major role. Anyone planning to buy a new home or wants to construct one is always particular about the kitchen structure. Whether it is men or women who cook at home, the design and decor should be motivating. Also, it is more important to have good Kitchen benchtops to work efficiently, like how we create an efficient ergonomic workspace for the home office. This pandemic situation has left everyone with no choice other than to have home-cooked food. So it is also necessary to prepare healthy as well as delicious meals throughout the day. Millennial moms/ladies are doing a wonderful job by balancing work and home using modern kitchen equipment like electric smokers, electrical choppers, and high-speed blenders, which enable them to cook and explore different cuisines. We also have multiple online resources to get wide varieties of recipes. We can learn whatever we desire with just a click of a button.
Breaking the gender bias.
Earlier, the kitchen was meant only for women, but now the scenario is entirely different. Many interesting things are happening in this pandemic situation, and one such thing is men have increasingly started showing interest in cooking. Many of them who even hesitate to boil water have started making a three-course meal. What attracts them in the kitchen are the cool kitchen gadgets used to like different types of knives, the Kitchen ambience with beautiful Kitchen benchtops, Oven, etc. Also, apart from cooking, some of us dine inside the kitchen. There are various types of dining units available to fit inside, even in a small kitchen area.
The other big change is that the kitchen is no longer an isolated corner in a home. Nowadays, open kitchens have become popular, and so those in the kitchen will now be able to be with other family members while in the kitchen. Some of these changes have already happened over the years, and now even kids have developed an interest in cooking because of this change. Due to this open kitchen concept, even the guests can interact with their hosts and help them in the kitchen. When a kitchen is designed in a very practical manner, even a newcomer will be able to cook. A neatly organised pantry with all the required grocery items with labels, a clean countertop and a refrigerator loaded with fresh veggies are the keys to save time.
Self-sustainable and Eco-Friendly Kitchen
Apart from the above-mentioned topics, it is nowadays more important to have an eco-friendly kitchen. We can try to avoid using plastics, and if that is not possible, we can reuse the old plastic bottles to grow in our kitchen garden. Yes, the Kitchen garden is also one of the most trending topics in many Youtube channels. Many vegetables can be grown easily at home, like coriander, zucchini, capsicum, potato, ladies finger, tomatoes, mint, etc. Growing veggies and cooking even simple food gives more joy than having a burger in a cafe. Being self-sustainable is one of the lessons learnt in this pandemic situation.
As more and more people are turning vegan, there is again a need to explore alternative options to replace dairy products and use plant-based food. Kitchen space can also be compared to a science lab as there are always experiments being carried out to bring a better version of a recipe. Cooking is also a vast subject and is ever-evolving and thus making it more interesting.