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There are many reasons why we need to move home at some point or another during our lives, we could be “flying the nest“ or it might be just that we are moving to a bigger place. Even work commitments can sometimes see us house hunting expectedly. And each of these reasons comes with its own set of problems. If you are starting out on the property ladder, then everything you own has more than likely gone into the deposit. But don’t let that increase your stress levels, things always work out in the end, and keeping positive while going through the whole process from start to finish, will provide great results.

When you find yourself spending too much time searching the Internet for your next home, it’s important to take some time out and reflect on each step of the way. Especially if it’s a large commitment that you are making to this next property. You can also get up and drive around your desired neighbourhood to look for the “house for rent” sign on the perfect house for you, but what are the main dream items on your list for your perfect home? Many people, especially foodie types, need a kitchen that is perfect for their cooking adventures. When looking at houses, and lining up viewings, remember to consider other areas of the home, but if you are going to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen, then you will want to make sure it works for you. You’re going to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen so you will want to make sure it works for you. Do you need a kitchen that is light and airy? One that has a central console for you to work from? Or even just a kitchen with plenty of storage space? Here are some of the main points to look out for, and ways to reduce the stress of house hunting as a foodie

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Light

The light that comes in the kitchen can really make a massive difference to your food photography at the very least, be able to position your culinary results and take amazing photos is high on the list of food photographers and foodie people for this reason. Of course, it’s possible to purchase lights to help you with this, but having some lovely natural light flooding in through the windows it’s going to be a huge advantage. Food bloggers spend a lot of time looking at the ingredients, ways things have been put together, and all of the information that goes with recipes. So when househunting take this into consideration. You don’t want to find yourself in a dark and dingy kitchen that you don’t love after you have moved in.

Storage

Of course, if you are the type of person to pick up your ingredients daily, then this would make a massive difference to you. But it will be something to consider, especially if there is more than one of you living in the home. We always need a stock of ingredients. Otherwise, it becomes very costly to cook. So when househunting and viewing properties, have a good look around and see how many cupboards, and shelves are available in the potential kitchen. Try and imagine yourself cooking in there and see how it feels. This is obviously something that can be amended further down the line, but if you don’t have the wall space or the area to be able to add storage in, then this will put a bit of a dampener on your plans. Also consider where you’re going to put your fridge freezer if you have a huge fridge freezer, and want to keep plenty of perishable items in there, you will need to see where this will fit in your new kitchen. If you aren’t sure, Then it’s a good idea to take a take a tape measure with you. And also ask questions of the people showing you around the properties. Everyone will be willing to help if they are keen for you to take the property up.

white airy kitchen with island

Appliances

Does the house come with appliances? Especially when renting this can be something that takes a lot of the stress away from you. If you are just starting out and you find a property that has a cooker fridge washing machine and dishwasher, then you will be set up to get you was in your kitchen straight away. This also extends to consider where your existing appliances may go once you have moved in, and the house doesn’t have its own. It’s also worth noting that If you are cooking regularly, and for a lot of people, then a dishwasher may be of great use to you. Not everybody can afford this luxury, but it can certainly help your decision-making process when looking at new homes for you.

Flow

As you walk around your new potential kitchen, you may wish to consider if there are any obstacles or inconveniences that might be frustrating for you while using the kitchen. If there are awkward doors, and cupboards in unusual places, it can really throw off your flow when cooking. You really want to be able to manoeuvre your way around your new kitchen, with little effort. It can really be an annoyance if you are having to navigate your way around corners and search for things in cupboards that are in awkward spaces. This may seem like a small point, but it’s something that could cause frustration and ruin your foodie adventures in your kitchen. It wouldn’t be expected to be a deal-breaker, but it could certainly help you with your decision-making process.

Although it can be a stressful time house-hunting should also be a fun experience and an exciting time in your life. But that doesn’t mean it comes without challenge and finding the right kitchen for you to spend your time in can be the happiest ending all round. So enjoy your search and remember everything works out in the end usually! 

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