Women belong in the kitchen, Men belong in the kitchen. Because food is in the kitchen!! Yes! When we think about a Home, the first thing that comes to our mind is homemade healthy food which comes from the Kitchen. Proper Planning of Kitchen is very important while building a house to work comfortably.
Indian cooking needs a lot of frying and washing. The smell of the species often reaches the neighbour’s house. Due to the same reason we always had closed kitchens with well-planned exhausts or chimneys to push the aromas out from the kitchen. The area where the sink and the stove are placed is the main cooking area. We always had a dry corner in the kitchen where we keep the refrigerator and washing machine, store some extra crockeries which doesn’t fit in the dining area. This used to be called as the work area.
The latest trend in urban homes like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune is having a separate dry kitchen in the dining area or attached to the bedroom for light cooking and a wet kitchen for main cooking,. A dry kitchen typically includes a coffee machine, steam oven, a side-by-side four-door refrigerator, wine conditioner, warming drawer, hobs and hood. It is where people make food which doesn’t require much to do with washing and cleaning. This area is dedicated to baking, cutting fruits and making light snacks. A wet kitchen will have a big sink whereas a dry kitchen may not be having a sink at all. Some prefer having a small sink for knife and hand washing in a dry kitchen too. A dry kitchen can have a breakfast counter/bar counter attached to it. A Tv unit to watch and cook food is also seen.
The idea of open kitchens originated from the need of more interactions among the family..Also, it’s really appealing to watch someone make food. Since the dry kitchen is accessible from the dining area. This would be a common space where the family members interact with each other and friends.
We can say two different kitchens for your different moods. Somedays you are really lazy to cook. while waiting for your swiggy Meal delivery you may want to have some light snacks. Your dry kitchen will be most in us that day. An open dry kitchen will help you not miss your favourite TV series while at work. If you have a villa, you can have separate lavish dry and wet kitchens.
If you have a Parallel kitchen, place your electric utensils and oven on one side and Hob and chimney on the opposite side. Cutting and baking can be done on the dry side and main cooking near the Hob and sink. If you can include a seating area near the dry kitchen, your kitchen would be an awesome hang out place in the home.
Not to worry if your kitchen is in a square shape. Add an Island counter in the center. Use this for your dry cooking and chopping. You can often convert an island counter to a dining area by adding some chairs and your kitchen is all set to Invite your friends for Hi-Tea