How Your Kitchen Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

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How Your Kitchen Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

How many of your New Year's resolutions from last year have you kept? Is the kitchen's lack of organization savaging your schedule? Is its cooking equipment not geared toward healthy eating? There are numerous ways that your space impacts your goals.

This ideabook is designed to help you keep the resolutions you make next year by making some changes to your kitchen now.

LED Strip and Rope Lights, original photo on Houzz

Kitchen Resolution No. 1: Relax more next year

Consider your favorite pastimes when redesigning your kitchen, whether it's entertaining friends over a glass of wine or just enjoying a special vintage with your special someone at the end of a work day.

Design your kitchen to meet your most important wants, as well as your basic needs.

The Learning Towers, original photo on Houzz

Kitchen Resolution No. 2: Spend more time with family

If your children are still young, specialized furniture like this Learning Tower can help you get closer (this tip was shared by popular mommy blogger Katie Dillon, best known as La Jolla Mom).

By bringing your child safely and comfortably to counter height, you can pass along family traditions and your love for cooking or baking with ease.

Related: Give Children Their Own Space in the Kitchen With a Kids Table and Chairs

Kitchen Resolution No. 3: Wake up earlier

For those of you who rely on coffee to get going in the morning, a built-in coffee system is a great kitchen appliance to consider. No, it won't drag you out of bed, but it can make those early starts easier.

Kitchen Resolution No. 4: Get back to the gym

Exercising works your muscles, but requires protein to rebuild them. To cook your non-vegetarian proteins like poultry, fish, beef, pork and lamb in a healthy way, grill them.

An indoor grill is ideal for this purpose, especially one with easy-clean features – that's one fewer excuse you'll have not to use it!

Related: Fire Up the Grill and Get Some Fresh Air in the Comfort of New Patio Furniture

WellnessMats - Cushioned Floor Mats, original photo on Houzz

Kitchen Resolution No. 5: Take better care of my body

Anyone who loves spending hours in their kitchen baking or cooking knows that hard floors can take their toll on your hips, back, feet and legs. Be kind to them with a cushioned mat in front of your cooktop or range. They'll thank you right along with the folks who enjoy your tasty treats.

Related: See More New Year's Resolutions for You and Kitchen

By Jamie Gold, Houzz

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