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Kitchen Must-Haves When Remodeling

Kitchen Must-Haves

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When you’re remodeling, kitchen must-haves help give one of your home’s most important spaces a fresh new look. As much time as most people spend in their kitchens, giving the space a bit of a facelift from time to time is always an excellent idea.

As daunting a task as a kitchen remodel might seem, having a few ideas that you must include in your plans is always a great idea. Read on to learn more about some things that you will want to include when you remodel your kitchen.

The Difference A Pantry With Pullout Shelves Makes

In an ideal world, every house would be big enough for a walk-in pantry. However, there is an alternative that works well in tight spaces. A deep cabinet with pull-out shelves can easily substitute for a walk-in pantry, with more space.

If you have extra space in your pantry cabinet not needed for food storage, this could be a great place to keep small kitchen appliances or extra serving bowls not currently in use. Putting these items close to items in your pantry that you use in baking can help you remember where there are when you need them, a win-win for any homeowner.

Popular Kitchen Must-Haves Include Open Shelving

In the list of popular kitchen must-haves, one feature that ranks high on the list is open kitchen shelving. For many, aesthetics are one of the biggest benefits, making your kitchen look larger and more open. Certain types of wood, such as oak, help create a sense of warmth.

Floating wood shelves are some of the most popular alternatives to traditional cabinets that create a stronger sense of openness in this space. One of the things that make floating shelves such great choices is the ease of using them to display artwork.

Decor ideas that go with these shelves include:

  • Glass vases
  • Pitchers
  • Decorative bowls
  • Planters

Open shelving is also an excellent place to store items with a functional purpose. Decorative recipe boxes look great in such spaces, as well as oil and vinegar bottles or wine racks.

Adding a Charging Drawer Helps Make Everything Easier

Many people use electronic devices, like tablets, in the kitchen to look up recipes and other cooking info. Remote workers often use their kitchen island or breakfast nook as a temporary work area when preparing meals. Keeping such devices fully charged is essential, and being able to charge them in the kitchen makes everything easier.

Placing the charging area inside a drawer helps you keep your phone, tablet, or laptop more protected while charging. Water and food spills are all too common in kitchen settings. Electronic devices are sensitive to water, crumbs, and grease, which makes protecting them important.

Kitchen Must-Haves: Using a Microwave Drawer

Microwaves are an important part of most kitchens, but take up a lot of space that could be used more effectively. Microwave drawers help fill this need by being located within a drawer that easily slides out of a cabinet or island.

Most models easily open and close with a single button push, so there is no fighting or struggling. The size of most of these types of microwaves is sufficient for most needs. Getting larger dishes in and out is reasonably easy, as well as cleaning.

Smarter Storage Options for Silverware

Double tier organizers easily double the amount of drawer space that you have for silverware sets. The extra space helps you keep extras that you don’t customarily use easily at hand. If large and deep enough, the drawers where these organizers are placed allow you to store platters and other large items.

Karin Ross Designs is ready to help you with every step of the kitchen remodeling process, no matter how big or small the job. Contact us today to get started on your remodeling project including all your kitchen must-haves.