Maybe it’s the aromatic smell of coffee brewing every morning that makes a kitchen so cozy. Or perhaps it’s the mouthwatering meals shared with family around the table every night that makes the kitchen everyone’s favorite room. If you’re ready to give your kitchen a warm and inviting feel, keep reading to find our 4 excellent remodeling tips.
It’s all about the Island
Kitchen islands are becoming an increasingly popular feature in the modern-day kitchen. When designing your kitchen island, one thing you’ll want to bear in mind is the island’s overall function. If you want an extra space to cook, have a gas cooktop installed on the island. If you feel like an additional space for washing dishes would be handy, make room for a sink. If you want more storage and counter space, go with cupboards and an empty working tabletop.
Make it Convenient
There are several things you can do to improve the convenience of your kitchen. Try placing a mini fridge and second microwave in the corner of the kitchen to keep snackers out of high-traffic areas. Another idea is to place additional bar stools around the kitchen island. This gives kids a place to hang out as they work on homework and provides additional eating space for guests. As for the range, try placing either a shelf next to it to store all your spices and cooking oils. This will save you from running back and forth across the kitchen.
Cut Down the Cleaning Time
If you love the idea of cooking savory meals but loathe the idea of cleaning, make life easier by cutting down on the cleaning time. Stainless steel and glossy appliances are stunning, but they are also a playground for little fingerprints! Try going with black appliances to hide the smudges. An even better idea is to go with a matte finish—this won’t show the dirt and fingerprints nearly as much. When it comes to your refrigerator, choose one with glass shelves over wire ones. This will catch any spills, so you won’t have milk or chicken noodle soup dripping its way down your entire fridge. As for your kitchen sink, install undermount sinks. This type of sink does not have that pesky rim where the crumbs and soap residue reside.
These 4 tips are just a start for your kitchen remodel. For more creative ideas, contact us at McDaniels Kitchen and Bath.