Creating or upgrading the kitchen for your commercial venue is a game of balancing the books. You may find that as budgets change, investing in a new kitchen may seem impossible. However, there is a kitchen for everyone, and depending on your space or needs, you can create the best kitchen to make the most of it.
If your kitchen is on the smaller size, you can still ensure you make the most out of it with your budget. Need more cabinets? Then use the available wall space to put up wall cabinets. Worktop space will be precious, so try to keep them as clear as possible by putting small appliances away or when they are not being used, or have them on wall brackets.
Small kitchens need to have easy-to-clean surfaces to ensure they stay hygienic. A kitchen needs to be designed in a way where there is segregation of spaces in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive design principle advice of a food triangle. Stainless steel worktops are ideal as they won’t harbor or have space to encourage bacteria to grow and spread.
What about the opposite? Larger kitchens are just as susceptible to poor points of hygiene, but you can section them off easily by designating different areas for cooking and prep. A stainless steel semi-commercial kitchen is an ideal option for a large kitchen too as their domestic style is familiar to users, so they will feel comfortable using it. It also allows you to follow best practices in kitchen design for hygiene.
Taking advantage of the space is also key. If storage is a requirement, then have you considered an island? Able to have many cupboards and drawers, it is the perfect addition to a kitchen that needs to house many small appliances or crockery for a cafe.
Hiring it out
If you have the budget to create a kitchen that is suitable for hiring out, then you need to not only think about what you’re looking for but the possible needs of those who use your kitchen too.
If you have the space for an island, then you may want to consider a mobile option. It creates the perfect additional space to prepare food, as well as extra storage that can move items across the kitchen, or between rooms. This unlocks many serving options for your guests, who will be happy with the added flexibility.
With the number of parties coming and going from your kitchen, it needs to be durable enough to withstand heavy usage. The brushed stainless steel carcass of a semi-commercial kitchen is able to stand the test of time. Crack and chip-proof, it is less impervious to bacteria growth, keeping your investment looking like-new and hygienic for years to come.
No matter the size of your kitchen, Steelplan Kitchens will work with you to design and install a semi-commercial kitchen that’s long-lasting, but still makes you feel at home. Arrange a design consultation with a member of our team today; get in touch at 0844 809 9186, or by emailing [email protected].