What Every Mom Needs in the Kitchen
Whether your doing a remodel, building a brand new home, or maybe you’re a newlywed. Knowing your way around the kitchen has a whole new meaning these days. Planning is your most valuable tool when it comes to the design and functionality of today’s modern kitchens. So how do you combine practicality with personal style in your most lived in room?
Countertops Are King
The more working space, the better. With all the options available, stone and granite countertops in Illinois will be the best for withstanding the test of time and the regular wear and tear that comes with a kitchen space. Tile can also be a good choice as long as it doesn’t chip or have bad grouting.
Cabinets should be plentiful, spacious, and easy to reach. Not only will quality cabinetry keep you organized, your kitchen will be uncluttered and easier to clean. Choosing options like divided storage drawers, pull-out shelving, two tiered corner units with lazy Susan’s, and deep drawers. Custom cabinetmakers can design creative islands, appliance ‘garages’, and handy, concealed built-ins for a true marriage of form and function.
Dealing with Disposal
Keep the waste away. Besides the typical garbage disposal, consider a trash compactor to condense and keep trash out of sight. With recycling, consider incorporating bin storage into your cabinetry. It not only saves the planet, but is very convenient for busy cooks.
Don’t skimp on appliances. Unless you are updating your avocado green, or harvest gold kitchen, the look of your appliances needs to complement the rest of your kitchen design. Opt for built-in or matching cabinet panel overlays on large appliances which make them blend in or conceal totally. Many residential homes are installing commercial grade appliances for home cooks. If you plan on someday selling your home, a more neutral color palate and conservative styling will bring more curb appeal than trendy tones and quirky hardware.
Checking the Trends
Check out new options gaining popularity quickly, and for good reason. Items like warming drawers (great for parties), double ovens, pull out or pull down faucets or even over the stove faucets, tray storage racks, and drawer dishwashers are fabulous time saving innovations and are becoming more commonplace.
Work from home? How about a coffee bar next to your kitchen media center? Don’t forget utensil and pot racks, a brilliant choice for added convenience as well as freeing up cabinet space.
Evaluating your existing kitchen uses and needs surely goes a long way to deciding your future kitchen qualities. From granite counters to coffee pots, kitchens have it all. Function doesn’t have to be utilitarian. Use your styling skills to make a brilliant room you won’t mind using on a daily basis.