Transforming your kitchen from top to bottom is one of the most exciting things you could ever dream up. As essential as functionality, lighting, appliances, and countertops are, there are still some aspects of your kitchen that you shouldn’t forget about or overlook. Here are some more suggestions for you to try!
Contemplate Your New Cabinets
The right cabinets can help elevate your sense of style and improve the efficiency of your kitchen at large. As radical as it sounds, leaving out the cabinet doors entirely is worth investigating. Open shelves are more stylish and make it easier to display dishes, serving pieces, oils, and spices. During this phase of the process, don’t forget to incorporate a range hood over the stove – it increases ventilation and will also help prevent unsightly staining on your upper cabinets. For the lower cabinets, however, approaching the design is a bit trickier; deep drawers make it easier to store, organize, and retrieve crucial items such as pots and pans. You can also use deep drawers to conceal trash cans and recycling bins – both of which can be placed next to the sink.
Think About the Types of Floor
The flooring in your kitchen is another element of its design that you are probably familiar with, even if you don’t think about it all that often. Wood and Ipocork are better ideas than stone, and porcelain tiles are an even more durable alternative. Bigger tiles reduce the size of the seams between each individual tile, so that prevents crumbs and other bits of food from being stuck underneath them. A radiant tile heater is also an excellent choice, especially with fall about to be in full swing.
Settle on the Sink
Look at your sink. Is it too shallow for what you need? Deeper and broader sinks could be better, especially if you have stock pots or crockpots to clean on a regular basis. Overhauling the faucet is the most important part of making your sink work for you, though. Have you ever wished for a pull-out spray nozzle? Then maybe it’s time to add one! Also, where is your dishwasher in relation to the sink? Don’t forget to answer that question as well.
Do What You Can to Survive
Finally, let’s talk about survival. As we alluded to last week, you may need a temporary kitchen space while the renovation process is underway. Moving in with a friend or family member might be unfeasible in the current climate, so what can you do? A minifridge and coffee maker might be all you need – as long as you have linens, silverware, and plates. Coffee and takeout might be your only option for a few weeks, but hey, at least it’s a delicious prospect!
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