Must-Haves In The Kitchen
Your dream kitchen should be a balance of form and function. Aesthetically it should feature your favorite flooring, elegant countertops and beautiful cabinets to finish off the look. A well-designed kitchen includes the kitchen triangle, being functional and having a comfortable layout that features plenty of counter space and lots of storage. All of this put together makes a kitchen complete a home.
Here are nine specialty kitchen accessories that can make your life easier and more organized
1.Separated Garbage and Recycling
Today, everyone is all about recycling. Having an open bin sitting on the kitchen counter looks terrible, and brining each bottle and can outside to recycle is extremely inconvenient. Imagine having a cabinet that houses two bins to keep trash and recycling out of sight but close for convince!
2. Pot Fillers
Having a pot filler is every homeowners dream. Pot fillers are convenient for homeowners that want to “age in place”. Carrying a pot of water across the kitchen can be hard, so having it above the stove is incredibly convenient for anyone. Plus it helps that these are a huge trend in kitchen remodels.
3. Sliding Pull Out Drawers
Not only are slide out drawers convenient for homeowners but they can also save your food from spoiling. Nothing’s worse than buying pantry goods and having them spoil before you can even use them. Pull out drawers allow you to see everything so hidden items don’t get “lost in the back.” Adding pull out drawers, not only for food but also for pots and pans, allows you to reach the very back items without any hassle.
4. Butler’s Pantry
Butler pantries add extra storage to a space and not only provide you a place to store food and dry goods, but also a hideaway for extra appliances like mixers, toasters and microwaves. Why not include a mini refrigerator and freezer to store drinks and last minute meal prep items while you’re at it? This is also a place that your guests will likely pass through, so this is your chance to add a little wow factor! Installing wine racks, glass-front cabinets, and other high end features and fixtures can give your home a little extra prestige.
5. Cutlery Organization
Whether you’re the person that has an abundance of utensils and cutlery or someone that has a very minimal amount, being organized within these drawers is key. Opening a drawer with an excessive amount of utensils would give anyone a panic attack. You could DIY your own organization or you could buy pre-made ones in the store, whatever works to help benefit finding your cutlery faster and making your drawers look prettier!
6. Garbage Disposal Air Switch
Having a garbage disposal is one of the most convenient appliances within a kitchen, what’s not convenient is having to dry your hands before reaching for the garbage disposal switch. An air switch is controlled only by air to turn on your garbage disposal and is more safe than having an electrical switch. An air switch is located directly next to your faucet and you would never have to second guess which switch was for the garbage disposal again.
7. End of Cabinet Shelves
Base or wall “end of cabinet shelves” are an excellent way to personalize your kitchen and add extra storage. You can use these shelves to store your favorite cookbooks, kitchen treasures, or small appliance to keep them close at hand but off of the counters.
8. 3” and 6” Pull Outs
Another great use of space, are narrow cabinets or “filler cabinets.”. These can be placed near the stove or almost anywhere for easy access. They’re a perfect way to organize your spices, oils, sauces, or even oven mitts and pot holders for quick access while cooking. When closed they’re undetectable and blend into the other cabinetry seamlessly!
9. Instant Hot Water Spout
Many people love the idea of having an instant hot water dispenser in their kitchen. Having instant hot water at your finger tips allows you to make hot cereal in the blink of an eye, or a cup of tea or hot cocoa faster than you can make a cup of instant coffee. Plus, a ready supply of hot water can make clean up a breeze.
These nine tips and tricks can augment any kitchen remodel and improve its functionality. Take your kitchen to the next level — a breathtaking kitchen with all the conveniences!