A kosher kitchen is a complex space to design. There are many things to consider, including how it will be used and by whom. Here is a list of questions brought to you by Manta Property Service Group to guide you in your quest to create the perfect kosher kitchen for your family or business.
What Kind of Cooking Surface Do You Want?
Cooking surfaces can include a range of different items. For example, some people like to have gas cooking appliances or induction cooktops as opposed to electric stoves. Other considerations are the size and durability of your countertop materials.
Whatever you choose, know that quartz is durable and stain resistant, while marble absorbs stains and scratches quite easily.
What Does Your Budget Look Like?
There’s no denying that the budget will affect your design choices. For example, lower budgets are going to determine the style of cabinets you buy as well as how many features you can add. High-end kitchens might include things like walk-in pantries, while more modest ones might not have much storage space at all.
The budget will also determine the appliances you can have in your new kitchen, which is an important consideration because some of these items are very expensive. For example, a built-in icemaker might add $800 dollars to an already pricey refrigerator purchase.
How Much Storage Space Do You Need?
It is important to consider how much storage space you need for your kosher kitchen. There are many kinds of appliances and surfaces that require more or less storage, so it’s crucial to think about what items will be stored in the room before designing it.
For example, a double oven takes up a lot more countertop than a single oven. So, if you don’t anticipate having more than one person in the room at the same time, perhaps it would be better to choose single over double ovens.
Who Will Use This Space Most Often?
Once you have determined what kind of cooking surface and appliances are best suited for your budget, it is time to think about who will use the room most often.
If this is a professional kitchen with multiple people at once, having designated areas where each person can store their belongings would work better than one large shelving unit that everyone has to share.
If you want your kids to help in the kitchen, but not get to everything, it might work better for you to have designated drawers or cabinets where certain items are stored away.
Do You Want An Open Layout Or A More Traditional Closed Space?
Every kitchen is different, and you will need to decide what kind of space works best for your home or business. Sometimes an open layout can work well if the room has a lot of natural light. But sometimes closed spaces are better suited because they feel more intimate and cozy. That’s why it’s important to think about what you will gain and lose from having an open or closed kitchen before building it.
If your home does not have enough space for a separate kosher cooking room, creating a designated corner of the dining area would work better. This is becoming more common in homes with smaller kitchens as people realize that they can still create a kosher culinary space without having to sacrifice much living area.
If possible, try to think of your kosher kitchen as a separate room from the rest of the house rather than just an extension of another space. This will help you focus on making it a unique place where cooking can be elevated into something more spiritual and meaningful.
What Kind Of Flooring Is Best?
The type of flooring you choose will depend on the appliances and surfaces in your room. If it has a lot of open countertops, wood or tile floors are your best option because they do not get ruined easily if something spills. But, if the owner mostly uses stoves with gas-style burners, it might be better for you to choose the flooring that can withstand heat and spills.
Regular wooden floors are a safe option, even if they are not finished with oil or other products that are meant to protect them from food spills. This is because most kitchens do not use acidic foods, so the wood will stay strong under normal cooking conditions. However, if you anticipate using acidic foods a lot or want to make sure that spills never damage your floor, tile is probably the best option for the room.