Does merely looking at your kitchen make you hungry? Believe it or not, your kitchen’s current layout might be what’s hindering you from reaching your weight loss goals. Luckily, design-build contractor Creative Nook knows a few remedies that’ll turn this room from culprit to ally in no time.
1. Show Off Your Fruits
Contrary to popular belief, it’s quite easy to trick the mind into eating less food. Simply removing them from your line of sight can reduce a significant amount from your calorie intake. Inspect your counter and see what’s currently on display. Are there boxes of cereal or bags of candy and chips? Better stow those away in the pantry. Take a fruit bowl instead and start filling it up with fresh fruit every day.
2. Remove the Clutter
Let the space breathe by getting rid of the chaos that’s preventing you from seeing your kitchen as it is—a room to prepare food in. Get additional shelves and cabinets installed if you need the extra storage. Creative Nook is a proven expert in this area of kitchen renovation—we don’t just improve the space’s functionality, we amplify its overall look too.
3. Go Dark, But Not So Much
Kitchens often have neutral colors. According to Cornell University professor and director of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab, Brian Wansink, light colors in the kitchen have the tendency to stimulate eating. On the other hand, darker spaces can make you stick around longer. The trick is to find a color that lies in between, like earth tones and varying shades of blue.
4. Get Rid of the Lounge Furniture
The kitchen should solely be for meal preparation, period. Anything that’s not cooking-related has to go, since these are making you stay in the kitchen longer. We know a lot are guilty of watching TV while cooking, but think about it—how many times have you caught yourself absentmindedly snacking while watching the news? By focusing on the task at hand and getting rid of distractions, you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time.
Creative Nook would be glad to help you redesign your kitchen in a way that is aligned with your fitness goals. Aside from kitchen renovations, we also excel in other home improvement projects, such as bathroom renovation and whole house remodeling. Give us a call at (610) 440 3930 to learn more. We serve Wayne and other nearby PA communities.