Kitchen: Expert tips on creating a pro-style kitchen

Want to create a pro-style kitchen in your home? Follow these tips.

(design: The Scientist)


A cooking environment requires space, storage and lights. Its design has to be practical and include basics like induction cooktops, a microwave oven and a large fridge. And don’t compromise on the quality of your pans and knives. – Chef Masashi Horiuchi of Shelter in the Woods


If space is a constraint, just make sure you have the basics: a robust stove top, sturdy pots and pans, a microwave oven and toaster oven; a decent chef knife, paring knife, plus a peeler, and perhaps a hand-held mixer would suffice for a good variety of quick recipes. – Chef Richard Ang of Taste Matters.


Air-conditioning is a luxury but necessary for most pastry work, considering Singapore’s humid hot weather. If you indulge in chocolate work, have part of the work in marble for tempering chocolate. – Chef Pang Kok Keong, Chef/Owner of Antoinette.


In a small kitchen where space is a premium, it’s imperative to maximise vertical space with shelf helpers. They not only create additional tiers of storage space in the cabinets or countertop, but also keep items visible and easily accessible. – Sahimi Ahmad, Marcom Manager of Howards Storage World.

This article was first published in Women's Weekly November 2015.