Many homeowners feel that as long as a kitchen is functional that it doesn't need updates. However, today's innovative kitchen designers have created some amazingly simple yet valuable features that offer convenience and style to any kitchen.
Several of the newest and remarkable kitchen ideas don't require a hefty investment and can be part of any size remodel, whether it's a full kitchen makeover or a subtle facelift.
Conveniences Worth the Investment
Many helpful kitchen options have been around for decades and haven't lost their appeal or convenience. If you'll be purchasing a new oven for your kitchen, consider a double oven. According to "Better Homes & Gardens," double ovens…
…not only look cool in your kitchen, they provide a main oven you can use without bending over and a secondary oven for plate warming and additional baking. Separating the ovens from the burners also lets you install a cool cooktop in a kitchen island or elsewhere, opening up new floor-plan possibilities.
If you decide on double ovens, you might also want to consider a stovetop on an island if the square footage of your kitchen will allow for it. You can consider a downdraft exhaust option that will remove the need for a large range hood above the island.
Putting That Space to Good Use
Another interesting design feature that's become popular during kitchen remodeling is the baseboard level drawer. There's usually a space at the bottom of your cabinets that's a few inches tall and is essentially wasted space inside the cabinet.
You can put that space to use in the form of a long, thin drawer that pulls out at floor level. The experts at the website of home improvement expert Bob Vila say:
Manufacturers like Master Brand enable you to harness that empty space beneath your base cabinets, commonly referred to as the "toe kick." Unseen when pushed closed, these drawers are ideal for storing infrequently used or wide, flat items, such as baking sheets and roasting pans.
Another terrific idea for enhancing storage in areas that once housed nothing but dead space is a tilting sink drawer in front of your sink. That small space can be outfitted with a shallow drawer that holds things like sponges and other items for the sink and hides them when they're not in use.
Small Upgrades that Make the Difference
One of the neatest and simplest additions to your kitchen might be a utensil rack. Are you tired of digging through deep drawers full of huge utensils to find the right spatula for your scrambled eggs? Are you annoyed at picking up a half dozen spoons out of a utensil canister only to keep grabbing the wrong one?
Your answer might be a utensil rack. "Better Homes & Gardens" says of utensil racks:
For an inexpensive touch that personalizes your kitchen, install a utensil rack under a cabinet or along a wall. Hang an assortment of often-used tools within easy reach. It's a fun look that's easy to create any way you like.
Another neat and incredibly useful addition to your kitchen is a warming drawer. Timing a complex meal to ensure everything comes out of the oven or off the stove at the same time is stressful. Cooking at the last minute also means you might miss socializing during a get-together with friends. A warming drawer keeps some food warm while you visit with friends or get other items prepared for the meal.
Make sure your kitchen remodel features all the best new technologies and innovative designs available to today's homeowners. If you're looking for a Yorktown kitchen contractor, contact us today about a FREE Kitchen Remodeling Consultation or call us at 1-757-243-1976.