10 Kitchen Features You’ll Want in Your Design
The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home. When planning home remodeling projects, it’s usually one of the best places to start. An updated kitchen design adds value to your home and can make your life easier. Here are some kitchen features you might not have considered which will add beauty and function to your kitchen design.
Under cabinet lighting
“Better lighting” is one of the most common wishlist items for a kitchen remodel. Under cabinet lighting can be used to make cooking and prep work easier or to create a beautiful display effect for decorative items.
This smaller, secondary kitchen sink is usually found on kitchen islands or bars. It’s a convenient feature for anyone who spends a lot of time prepping food or entertaining.
The steam oven trend is growing quickly (you might say it’s “catching steam!”). A healthier alternative to traditional convection ovens, steam ovens use steam and pressure to cook your food, leaving it moist and less likely to overcook.
If you like to entertain or cook large, multi-course meals, a warming drawer is a great choice for your kitchen design. With a warming drawer you can warm plates, keep cooked food hot, and even proof bread.
An alternative to gas or electric cooktops, induction cooktops use electromagnetism to quickly and efficiently heat pots and pans. Because heat is only generated where the metal pan meets the surface, you’ll be less likely to burn yourself (or anything else) while cooking.
Do you hate leaving your coffee pot, toaster, heavy mixer, and other small appliances on the counter? No one likes clutter, but keeping them stored in a pantry or cabinet can be time consuming. An appliance garage provides a place for you to store your small appliances, out of sight but easily accessible.
Hidden outlet strip
Hidden outlets can be placed under cabinets to provide easy, quick access to an outlet anywhere you need one. No more rearranging your countertops to make room next to an outlet!
Access your pots and pans more easily with deep drawers designed to hold them. You won’t have to worry about rummaging through a cabinet or stacking pots precariously to make them fit!
Tray storage cabinet
Keep your baking sheets and other long trays organized and easy to find with a specialized cabinet insert designed to store your trays separated and upright.
Glass door cabinets
This growing trend is becoming a popular kitchen feature. Glass doors add a touch of elegance to your kitchen and in some cases are more affordable than traditional full-wood cabinet doors.