Designing a kitchen in Calgary that can help you lose weight

Designing a kitchen in Calgary that can help you lose weight

Designing a kitchen that can help you lose weight may seem like an unusual concept, but it is possible to create a kitchen environment that is conducive to healthy eating and weight loss. With a properly planned kitchen layout, ample cabinet and pull-out storage space, good counter space and kitchen appliances, you can make it easier to prepare healthy meals and avoid temptations.

At Beautiful Kitchen Renovations in Calgary & Edmonton, our kitchen designers are passionate about giving you a beautiful yet efficient layout that combines beauty, functionality and space. We manufacture custom kitchen cabinets in our local manufacturing facility in Calgary. Custom kitchen cabinet manufacturing allows us to give you a kitchen that has more storage compared to the cookie-cutter and pre-made cabinets.

Here are a few tips to help you design a kitchen that can aid in weight loss:

Tip 1: Kitchen layout for easier cooking

Designing a kitchen layout that makes cooking easier is essential to enjoying time in the kitchen and preparing healthy meals. One important aspect to consider when designing an efficient kitchen is the “work triangle” which connects the refrigerator, sink and stove as the three main working areas. This design element aims to minimize the distance and steps between these three areas, making it more efficient and easier to move around while cooking. Additionally, having ample counter space and storage options, as well as proper lighting, can make cooking easier and more pleasant experience. It’s also important to think about how the kitchen flows with the rest of the house, and creating an open plan kitchen can make it a more social and convenient space. Our professional kitchen designers can help you plan and design a kitchen layout that makes cooking easier and more enjoyable so you can prepare healthy meals to stay healthy and lose those extra pounds.

Tip 2: Good kitchen appliances

Having the right kitchen appliances can make it easier to prepare healthy meals. Consider investing in new appliances if existing ones are not up to the task. Small details such as the height of wall-mounted appliances according to your height for easy accessibility can make for a user friendly kitchen experience. 

Tip 3: Make your kitchen a comfortable and inviting space

Lastly, designing a comfortable and inviting kitchen can make it more enjoyable to cook and eat at home. This can include having good lighting, comfortable seating and a pleasant atmosphere. Additionally, you can include plants or other decorative items to create a warm and inviting environment.

Bonus Tips

Here are a couple other small things you can do to keep those pounds in check: 

Tip 4: Limit access to unhealthy foods

It’s also important to limit access to unhealthy foods in your kitchen. Store foods that are high in sugar, fat, and calories out of sight, either in pantry or cabinets with doors. This will make it less likely that you’ll reach for these foods when you’re feeling hungry or looking for a snack.

Tip 5: Keep healthy foods in sight

One of the most important things you can do when designing a weight loss-friendly kitchen is to make sure that healthy foods are easily accessible. Keep fruits and vegetables in clear containers or on open shelves where you can see them. This will make it more likely that you will reach for a healthy snack instead of something less nutritious.

Design is at the center of our lives today in every space we walk into and every product we use. It is not surprising that the design of your kitchen can have an impact on your lifestyle and health. Smart and efficient kitchen design can make preparing healthy meals easy and joyful resulting in a healthy and fulfilled you! Who would have thought a well laid out kitchen can help with weight loss.

Talk to our kitchen design experts at Beautiful Kitchen Renovations to see we can help build a functional, beautiful and spacious kitchen for you.