April 11th, 2016 5:02pm
One of the best things about a kitchen makeover and designing your dream kitchen is that it's your kitchen to recreate with your personal vision. Whether you want it to be over the top tech and with a full smart kitchen, you prefer a classic look - or anything else in between, you can have it. If you're curious about all of the different options available, here are a few that are considered must-have essentials for a dream kitchen.
If you're one of those people who hates when you run out of storage to put things in your kitchen or you despise leaving things out on the counter because you think it takes away from the overall feel of order, a walk-in pantry will be an option for you. This is a great place to store dry food, fancy dishes and China that is seldom used but still needed, pots, pans, and platters, cookbooks or just about anything else.
If you love to cook and entertain, then state of the art appliances are going to be an important asset for your kitchen. We're talking about double ovens, warming drawers for bread or plates, wine refrigerators and more. It's also important to think about the materials you use in your kitchen - as well as your appliances. Stainless steel is by far the most popular.
Bringing natural light into your kitchen is a great way to add efficiency, energy, and productivity to your kitchen. Not to mention the fact that any room looks bigger and brighter when it has natural light. You can, of course, do this with lights. But, a mix of lighting and adding extra windows will make the greatest effect.
Adding a kitchen island is good for two reasons.
- It's a great way to bring more surface space to your kitchen. and beneficial if you like to cook, bake, entertain or have big family dinners.
- It can make an overly stark kitchen look more cozy and comfortable.
Kitchen islands come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and materials. When designing an island keep in mind what you plan to use the kitchen for. If you plan on baking or cooking a lot, you will need a counter material that is heat-resistant, as well as easy to clean and maintain.
Make sure you talk to your remodeler about the kitchen work triangle and the best size and place for your island.
Double bowl sinks are on some people's must-have kitchen makeover lists, while others say they are fine with a single bowl design. The double bowl is for those of you that want enough room to do the dishes or you clean a lot of vegetables and fruits and want one bowl for dishes and another strictly for food. Also, in some cases it's not about what you plan on using the double bow sink for, it's more about filling in space.
While this is just a small list of essentials for your kitchen makeover and there are plenty more to choose from, the most important thing about your dream kitchen is that it's made for you. It not only needs to look and feel the way you want, but it needs to function the way you want it to function.
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