Top Tips to Create Kitchen Heaven
When it comes to answering the question of what people want out of their kitchens, everyone has slightly different priorities. However, a lot of homeowners agree that they are looking for a place where things work efficiently, the cooking process is made simple and the family can gather round and enjoy some quality time together. Add to this an elegant and clean design and you have probably answered the question pretty well.
You may be in the process of a complete kitchen remodel or you may just want to make one or two improvements, so here is a list of some of the most desired features of any modern kitchen. Hopefully you will come away feeling inspired!
Islands in the Stream
One of the most common design trends of the last few years is to have some islands (or just a single one) within the space. A larger island could be used for eating and sitting round with the family or guests while a smaller one could be used for food preparation. The ideal setup will allow you to move around the room freely without the islands becoming any kind of obstruction.
Plenty of storage is certainly high up on the kitchen wish list so you are able to divide the different items into separate spaces and easily access them when you need to. Having a mix of custom cabinets and deep drawers while making use of dividers and inserts help you to keep everything well organized. If you are remodeling your kitchen, you should certainly consider the issue of storage carefully.
Hidden Trash and Recycling
Rather than keeping your trash and recycling out where it can cause bad odors and get in the way, creating a hidden space for it is a good idea. Once again, customisable cabinets are the way forward and you should consider creating some different compartments for the various waste containers.
First of all, many homeowners like to have one big light feature in the center of the room which both acts as the main lighting source and also sets the tone of the room. This could be placed over the centre island or the main entrance way. But you probably don’t want to rely on just this one to provide light for the whole room. Instead, you should look into your options with regards to cabinet lighting which can help you out when you are cooking during the darker months.
Technology is enhancing every room of the house at a rapid rate and the kitchen is certainly no exception. To start off with, all kinds of devices are becoming more energy efficient which will certainly help you to save money around the home. Something like a hands-free faucet is a simple addition which can help to make your life that little bit easier. If you are looking for something a little more advanced, you can now get Wi-Fi slow cookers which can be controlled from anywhere using your smartphone.
Having two ovens is the ideal solution for people who have a large family to feed. Installing the primary one in the higher position means that you don’t have to constantly bend down to check that everything is cooking properly. And the secondary oven can then be left free for plate
warming or possibly some additional baking.
We have already talked quite a bit about storage, but some people don’t have the room in their kitchen for endless cabinets and drawers. This is where something as simple as a utensil rack can make all the difference and it also helps having all these items within easy reach so you don’t have to spend ages rummaging around inside drawers looking for that spatula that has frustratingly hidden itself!
Masses of Glass
There is something that is very visually appealing about glass cabinets, so having one or two of these in your kitchen can really provide a touch of class. Again, everything is clearly on display which makes life easier for guests who are using the kitchen.
These are just a few of the most common kitchen features that people are looking for. As well as making your life easier, installing a modern kitchen also helps to increase the value of your home so it really is a win-win situation. Alternatively, you could choose to do some upgrades gradually over time to eventually get to your dream kitchen.