The Baker's Kitchen: Design Ideas & Products

With the holidays right around the corner we thought it would be fun to feature some of our favorite design ideas and products to incorporate into the kitchen when working with our clients who love to bake.

1.      Cookbook Storage

Why not show off your love for baking by displaying your favorite cookbooks?  Not only does it add some personality to your kitchen, but it’s important to have those favorite recipes handy when baking during the holidays. 

Check out this Houzz article highlighting “mini kitchen libraries” – what a fun concept!

2.      Solutions for Recipe Discovery

For the homeowner who likes to keep their kitchen sleek and simple, there are a variety of products available to help better utilize a tablet in the kitchen for recipe searching.  Check out some of our favorite websites, apps, and products below:

Yummly

This is our favorite websites/apps for collecting and sharing favorite recipes.  Yummly is a multifaceted service that suggests recipes, allows you to save recipes from the web, and even provides a grocery list feature for easy shopping.  Based on your personal taste and dietary preferences, Yummly generates different recipe suggestions for you.   Then you can create different categories, or “collections”, to save your recipes for later.

 Example of Rebecca's Profile on Yummly

Example of Rebecca's Profile on Yummly

William Sonoma Smart Tools Kitchen Stand for Tablet

This tablet stand is the perfect tool for many different reasons.  Not only can you support your tablet horizontally or vertically, but it’s also angled perfectly for viewing.  The non-slip silicone is an added bonus during the times when things get a little heated in the kitchen!

Prepara iPrep

This tablet holder is great for those lacking countertop space.  This compact kitchen tool easily folds flat to store away when not in use.

John Boos. & Co. Edge Grain Wood Cutting Board with Tablet Stand

While this may not be as high tech as some of the other options, this cutting board/tablet stand is multi-functional and beautiful. 

3.      Storage Solutions

With Houzz and Pinterest so prevalent in the kitchen design world, it’s so easy to discover ways to efficiently store ingredients and tools for cooking and baking.  Below are some of our favorite ideas:

  • Spices

Pullout Spice cabinets are easily one of the most commonly requested accessories.  The pullout feature allows for quick and easy access while keeping clutter off the countertops.  Spice Drawers are also a great solution.

 Kitchen by Robinwood Kitchens (Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry)

Kitchen by Robinwood Kitchens (Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry)

  • Cutting Boards/Sheet Trays

Especially during the holiday season we can become inundated with cookie sheets and cutting boards continually piling up by the sink.  The best way to store these types of items is vertically in a base cabinet or deep wall cabinet (ex. Above a Wall Oven or Refrigerator).

  • Appliance Lift

While the kitchen aid mixer has become a focal point in many kitchens, this solution keeps the mixer accessible without taking up valuable countertop space.  Technically this could work for other appliances as well.  The most important feature to include in the cabinet is an outlet!

4.      Baking Station

Below are some fantastic ideas for baking stations incorporated into the kitchen space.  While some of these spaces could only be accomplished in our wildest dreams, some ideas could definitely be designed into our own spaces no matter what the size!

Popular Baking Station Features Include:

  •  Open Shelving for Easily Accessible Ingredients
  •  Lower Countertop Surface for Functionality (Rolling Dough, Making Pasta, etc.)
  •  Stand Mixer Storage
  •  Different Countertop Materials (Marble, Wood, etc.)