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5 Tips to Create a Kitchen You’ll Love and Want to Cook In All the Time

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As many of us have been spending more time in our kitchens over the last year, the space can start to feel tired and uninspiring. Now is a good time to give your kitchen a boost and make it feel like a somewhere you enjoy spending time in. So how do you bring happiness into your kitchen?

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We talked to Swedish-born interior designer and Electrolux ambassador, Anna-Carin McNamara for her top tips on how to make your kitchen one of your favorite spaces in your home!

Never Go to Bed With a Dirty Kitchen

Clean the sink every night clean (and even polish it), so the next morning things are tidy for the start of the day. There’s nothing worse than waking up and seeing last night’s dinner mess. Electrolux offers dishwasher models larger than most brands, meaning you can fit everything in and don’t need to worry about hand-washing or leaving dirty items for the morning.

Add Sentimental Items

Bring your personality into the kitchen by using open shelving to display artwork and treasured items that bring you joy when you see them. It will make being in the kitchen feel like less of a chore to have touches of items you love.

Make Each Meal an Occasion

Always set the table when you eat, don’t just save the tablecloth, place mats, candles, and flowers for when you have guests over. It brings a sense of occasion to every meal, including breakfast, and can help build connections with loved ones while you’re home.

Integrate Appliances

Where possible, integrate appliances to create a seamless look in your kitchen design. If they’re on display, make sure you coordinate with the furniture — it makes a big difference and since the kitchen is an area you’re likely to be in every day, you will notice the little things.

Organization is Key

Organize and plan your kitchen so the tools you use all the time are easily accessible, so that using them becomes second nature and you’re not spending time looking for specific utensils such as bowls, graters, or crushers. Purchase good quality utensils so you’re not having to replace them often.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Homes to Love.

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