There's nothing as welcoming as the smell of cookies in the oven or a perfectly-baked apple pie cooling on a rack in your kitchen. If you're an avid baker, you need a kitchen design incorporating elements that make your baking days even more enjoyable. These four baker's kitchen essentials will get you started:
- Layout and organization. Baking is much easier and a lot more fun when everything you need is at your fingertips. Include plenty of counter space for mixing and rolling out dough, cooling your goodies and keeping things organized as you work. An island is ideal for working in pairs, as well as a comfortable place for a guest to enjoy watching the baking action.
- Oven capacity. A double oven means double the goods you can bake at one time. An extra-wide oven will accommodate two cookie sheets instead of one, as well as make big meals such as Thanksgiving dinner much easier.
- Storage. Ample storage space to organize your baking pans and supplies is a must. Include plenty of cupboard space to keep your baking staples easily accessible. Shallow pull-out storage drawers make spices and tools easy to find, while a large pantry is perfect for storing items in bulk, along with essential tools you don't use very often, such as a pasta machine or food processor.
- Work surfaces. Every baker knows that marble countertops are ideal for rolling out pie crusts. Beautiful and durable, marble is beloved by bakers because it keeps the dough cool, is nonporous, resistant to bacteria, and it’s easy to clean and maintain.
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Photo by Houzz, by Tracey Stephens Interior Design Inc