Commercializing Your Home Kitchen: Pro Appliances for a Pro Chef
Cabinets. Drawers. Wine Rack. Fridge. Teakettle. Stove. Oven. Walk in pantry. Workstation island. Electric can opener. This makes a kitchen. These are the factors that harmoniously work to create one of the most valuable rooms when it comes to resale value and living. Ah, and yet something is missing. I’ve listed everything …
Everything but the kitchen sink. A woman with a large purse, with her nearly overflowing large saddleback purse, will get mocked, lovingly taunted that she carries everything in this bag but the kitchen sink. Slung over our shoulders like an integral extension of our body, a lady can easily feel naked without this day to day luggage. It holds first aid kits, toiletry sets, notebooks, reading material, entertainment, snacks, drinks, mace, flashlights, umbrellas, a world of compact provisions are stored in here. Everything but the kitchen sink. Because rumor has it that this particular kitchen sink is undergoing a commercialized makeover!
Whether you are a home based caterer or have a strong passion for food, the preparation and creative art of serving it, a commercial kitchen is a decision not to be taken lightly. For unlike your standard operational kitchen remodeling, you not only have to replace appliances and alter the floor plan, no, when it comes to commercial kitchens there’s some gutting to be done.
Strengthening Core Muscles
Depending on what appliances are being placed where, you will have to reinforce existing structure bringing in the troops by way of more enduring wall and floor support. A commercial range is definitely not something you can carry around in your purse and so it needs a little extra TLC and weight bearing material under and around it.
Upgrading The Horsepower
Now that you have the brute strength taken care of we can focus on the power sources. For best authenticity and to ensure your kitchen appliances will have the correct hook ups you will need to upgrade your electric wires, exhaust system, plumbing and invest in natural gas for your energy. This step takes considerate planning as you must consult with the manufacturer codes to determine your wattage and other essentials before you can start up the fire with your contractor.
Durability for The Labor of Love of Cooking
A commercial kitchen is a durable kitchen with top quality materials. Tile flooring, recessed lighting spotlighting all workspaces, and there should be many workspaces with surfaces of professional cut and edge. Bigger and more is better when it comes to a commercial kitchen. Cooking in a room like this takes it to an entire new level and standards become double. Double sinks, double ovens, 12 burner ranges, the list goes on.
A Commercial That’s Enjoyable to Watch
As your blueprint for this project formulates in 3D splendor you’ll find that the arrangement of a commercial kitchen is most conductive and appreciated when items correlate in connectivity. Cabinets above workspaces, a fridge whose doors can open widely, and enough counter space around your range for pots to simmer, spices to await their role in a dish and fresh produce ready to be chopped, sautéed and stuffed.
So slip on some comfortable sneakers, tie on an apron and enjoy everything your kitchen has to offer. Everything and the kitchen sink. For the rest of us, don’t forget to kiss the cook!