On average most people spend over an hour each day in the kitchen. This adds up to around 400 hours each year.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where people come together to cook food for their families and loved ones. Cooking is a labor of love, but you need a well-kitted-out kitchen to create these masterpieces for your family.
This is why it’s so important to carefully consider your needs before you start your kitchen remodel project. Some features can make your life much easier if you incorporate them in the right way. However, each person has different needs, so you might prefer to do things differently based on your experiences.
So, keep reading to find out more about some of the most recommended features to include in your kitchen remodel project.
1. Charging Stations
You always want as much open counter space as possible when it comes to the kitchen. Small appliances that need to be plugged in to work tend to take up more space than you might think. It’s also too much effort to constantly unplug them once you’re done using them to store them.
To combat this, simply incorporate charging ports in the cupboards you store them in. This will free up your counter space and help your kitchen appear less cluttered.
You can also include hidden USB ports if you tend to charge your electronics in the kitchen. This will simply give it a sleeker look, as there won’t be any exposed plugs and wires. To create these charging stations you can book an appointment with our skilled team.
2. Junk Drawer Organizer
Junk drawers are inevitable. So planning for one will save you time and money in the future.
Consider what you’ll keep in your junk drawer. Some common items include:
- Kitchen binder clips
While there isn’t a set guide of what should go into your junk drawer, it’s a good idea to plan for the items above.
Once you have a list of what you want to keep handy in your kitchen, you can consider the best way to organize the items in a drawer to ensure they’re easy to find. This can be as simple as adding drawer dividers.
You shouldn’t focus too much on aesthetics when planning how you’ll organize your junk drawer. Rather focus on creating a system that will keep everything organized without becoming a stereotypical junk drawer.
3. Spice Rack Drawers
Since store-bought spices come in different shapes and sizes, it’s important to consider how you’ll store them. An efficient method is decanting your spices into identical labeled bottles that you can organize. This will make your spices easier to store together without overlap.
You can also consider adding custom spice rack drawers to maximize the space in your kitchen. This is a great way to use narrow spaces that would otherwise go to waste.
4. Corner Drawers
Corners are often underutilized in kitchens. Instead of having an awkwardly placed drawer that you need a lazy Susan for to properly use, consider adding corner drawers.
These triangular drawers will save you a ton of frustration and help you maximalize your storage space. This is one of the only ways to properly use the entire corner space.
5. A Large Sink
You’ve probably complained about a small sink a few times in your life, but have you ever heard someone complain about a sink that’s too big?
Once you’ve experienced the joys of using a large sink, you’ll never go back to a standard single sink. A good rule of thumb is that you want to be able to lay your biggest baking dish flat in the sink. This will help you soak your larges dishes without causing frustration.
While these sinks will take up some of your counter space, the sacrifice is worth the rewards. Kitchen sinks can often be used during food prep, so you won’t miss the counter space.
6. Built-in Appliances
If you want a polished and elegant feel to your kitchen, you should consider built-in appliances. Creating your kitchen around your appliances will help everything mesh together and look professional.
This also gives you the opportunity to carefully consider your appliances. If you want to update your fridge, stove, or oven, now is the time to do it. You don’t want to end up needing to replace an appliance after a few months and not have it fit into your current space.
7. Kitchen Pantry With Pullout Shelves
One of the main reasons pantries often end up unorganized is because you need to dig around to find what you’re looking for. If you install pullout shelves in your pantry, you can easily access everything without creating a mess.
This will also help you maximize the space as you can store more items behind each other this way. Even if you have a walk-in pantry, these shelves will help you access all your items and help keep everything organized.
Consider These Features in Your Kitchen Remodel Project
When it comes to undertaking a remodel project, it can be quite daunting to decide what to add. Kitchen renovations are some of the hardest to complete as there are so many brilliant ideas you can add to your new kitchen. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead to ensure you include everything you need in your kitchen.
If you’re ready to start your kitchen remodel project, feel free to contact us today! At Higgason Homes, we have experienced contractors who are experts in home remodeling, renovations, and upgrades for home enhancement.