Have you ever noticed that everyone always ends up gathering in the kitchen? That’s probably why this space is typically referred to as the heart of a home. Whether it’s a party, a weeknight meal or a family activity, it’s important for this busy hub to be stylish and functional. With that in mind, here are a few ideas to help you create a well-designed space for your family.
Topping the wish list for many Homeowners is floor-to-ceiling cabinetry because it’s a great way to add additional storage. And, the best way to make use of the extra space is to customize cabinets with designer touches that focus on organization. These clever products, which offer easy-as-pie solutions to keep everything you need at your fingertips, run the gamut from knife and spice drawers to divided compartments and base cabinets that fully extend to provide easy access to dishes or pots and pans. Don’t forget that you can also add pullout shelves to the pantry to transform those hard-to-reach spaces at the back of the cupboard into an accessible and usable space.
With the demands of active lifestyles, families are always looking for new ways to make the most of their time and that includes their time in the kitchen. Imagine how easy it would be to fill a big pot with water while it’s on the stovetop or the time you’ll save if you don’t need to heat water in the microwave. That’s why the pot filler and instant hot waterspout are two choices that are picking up steam among busy families.
As cooking shows continue to rise in popularity, it’s no wonder that many Homeowners are interested in everything, including the kitchen sink! Taking center stage in many homes are chef-inspired appliances such as large, single bowl stainless steel sinks or vintage-inspired farmhouse sinks because these large basins make it easy to complete cooking and cleaning tasks simultaneously. Other top appliance trends include energy-efficient induction cooktops, touch control faucets and hardworking units that are essential for entertaining, like double ovens, warming drawers and wine refrigerators.
With so many great options to choose from, it’s a good idea to consider the needs of your family and focus on design choices that will make your time in the kitchen easier and more productive.