The spice kitchen expands and enhances the heart of the home, and while it may seem nonessential to some, it can increase the value of a home for resale purposes, according to Realtor.com. Traditionally, spice kitchens were used to cook and prepare complicated dishes or foods with a strong smell to keep clutter and aromas out of the primary living spaces, particularly in homes with an open-concept design.
These days, spice kitchens are compact areas, usually no bigger than a pantry, but include venting systems and some traditional appliances like a stovetop and an oven. To keep the main kitchen as the focal point of the home without messes or smells, spice kitchens can offer a less formal workspace where homeowners can feel free to get their hands dirty.
Consider the spice kitchen a scaled-down version of your main kitchen. It should have all the usual features of a kitchen, including a single or double sink, a countertop preparation area, cabinetry, and a range with a high-volume exhaust hood.
“I would recommend having a good hood vent in the spice kitchen, and possibly a window,” says [Patti] Delgado.
Most spice kitchens also have a separate venting system to pull out odors. It’s also essential that it have a stovetop and an oven.