The best part of undergoing a kitchen renovation? You get the opportunity to redo everything – the floors, the cabinetry, countertops, appliances, fixtures, and the list goes on! But before you finalize your plans, you might want to work these super-cool features into your kitchen plans. Below is a list of kitchen must-haves!
If you love to cook – and love to host dinner parties – then your kitchen could definitely use two ovens! Two ovens will make your life easier: not only are there two cooking devices, giving you the opportunity to cook more food at the same time, but having them installed into the wall is easy on your back. Even though cooking might be your favourite pastime, that doesn’t mean it has to be hard on your body.
Double wall ovens take up less space in the kitchen and are aesthetically pleasing.
Making a big pot of pasta for your family? Instead of lugging that heavy pot from the cabinet to the sink to fill up and back onto the stove, have a pot filler mounted into your backsplash over the stove. This kitchen feature makes it easy to fill up that pot with water without the danger of carrying it around your kitchen. It’s a simple, yet effective way of making your kitchen work easier for you.
Home office nook
When you’re in the kitchen preparing a meal for your family, or trying out a new recipe, how nice would it be to have the television on to keep you company? Instead of printing out a copy of your recipe and getting the copy dirty while shifting sugar and flour around the counter, keep your computer or laptop open to the page.
If you’re working with a kitchen renovation specialist (and we hope you are since a kitchen renovation is not a DIY job!), then see if your kitchen space can accommodate a home office nook. It can give you that opportunity to catch upon your favourite show or watch the news while you’re working on your dinner plans. Keep your recipe binders organized on a shelf; that way, they’re totally accessible!
In your pursuit of cooking, you may find yourself shuffling pots and pans all over the kitchen, cooking one item and leaving it on the counter to rest. By the time everyone comes to the dinner table, everything’s cooled off!
Keep your food oven-ready with a warming drawer. Usually installed above the oven, it’s almost like an extra oven. It’s an incubator to keep your food warm. They’re small units that won’t take up too much wall space in your kitchen. Not only that, but they work fast and don’t consume copious amounts of electricity.
Hidden sponge drawer
Every kitchen has one: that ripped up sponge that does the trick when it comes to cleaning even the toughest stains and grime out of your pots. Rather than leave the dried out sponge in the sink, why not hide it from plain sight? Have your kitchen renovation expert build a pull-out cabinet right underneath the sink; it’s the perfect place for you to store – or hide – your sponge, keeping your sink space free and clear.
Is your home ready for a total kitchen renovation? Speak to a kitchen renovation specialist! Your dream kitchen is just a phone call away.