Doing your research before remodeling your kitchen? You have come to the right place! When planning your kitchen remodel, we suggest taking advantage of the potential space your dream kitchen has to offer. From creating more hidden storage space to access for easy clean ups and organization tactics, a functional kitchen is necessary in today’s world, especially with many of us spending more time at home during Covid-19. Read on to find out what five functional features you need in your kitchen remodel.
#1: Integrated Dishwasher
When doing research on gathering inspiration for your future kitchen remodel, you may come across terms like “built in” or “integrated dishwasher.” Well, what does it mean by built in dishwasher? This is when your dishwasher blends in with the rest of your kitchen cabinetry serving great function as well as looking more pleasing to the eye!
A trending example would be to build this into your kitchen island near your sink, allowing for easy access and functionality when having family members or guests gathered around after a nice meal.
#2: Pull-out Garbage and Recycling Cabinet
Incorporating a pull-out garbage and recycling cabinet serves a very similar function! Designing this to include in your kitchen remodel allows for very easy cleanup when cooking or doing your dishes. Your pull-out garbage cabinet will also blend in seamlessly with the rest of your kitchen design. Also, no more pets having access to sneaking in that trash can!
#3: Pull-out Spice Rack
We are a sucker for great organization in the kitchen! Make organizing guru, Marie Kondo proud by including a pull-out spice rack in your dream kitchen. Also hidden to blend in with matching the aesthetic of your kitchen design, this serves as great organizing function when storing your cooking spices.
This can also be used for a utensil pull-out for better organization. This would be perfect for someone who likes to cook a lot. You would be able to have all the cooking utensils you need right in front of you, so you don’t have to worry about reaching or walking far to grab them. When everything is organized better, you also don’t have to waste time looking for the right thing you need.
#4: Pantry Shelves
Kitchen storage is such an important factor when remodeling. Adding pantry shelves allows for more organization space and easy accessibility. These can even be custom built according to the size of the items you decide to store in your pantry. Believe it or not, incorporating pantry shelves can also save you money! When you are more organized and know where everything is kept, this will prevent you from buying the same snack or ingredient multiple times.
#5: Kitchen Island
Kitchen islands are a must these days to include in your remodel. They provide massive function potential from having seating space, to storage space, to allowing more time with your family! Your kitchen island with seating can incorporate a bar area, opening more space for larger gatherings or just an intimate space to eat or have a drink.
Don’t forget that you can include cabinets and drawers in your island. This creates more space for storage as well. This would be great for storage from your pots and pans to presentation plates and serving trays. Just imagine how much room this would open up for you! You could even place kitchen items that you would normally sit on your counter, that you don’t use too often, which would make your kitchen look less cluttered overall.
Also serving great function, having a kitchen island sink built in, will give you more preparation area to work with. Whether you would like dual sinks in your kitchen, or just plan to have one main sink, this is the best location to put it when you’re considering functionality. When having Thanksgiving dinner or family gatherings, this will give you the opportunity to stay in the middle of all the action, so you don’t miss a thing!
Now that you have done your research, if you are ready to make your dream kitchen come to life and are in Orange County, give us a call at (949) 861-3400 to schedule your complimentary design consultation. Our designers will work with you to ensure that your kitchen remodel needs and wants are heard, especially when it comes to building custom features! To learn more, we highly suggest signing up for our weekly webinars, held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. by clicking here. Let’s start on that dream kitchen of yours!