March 22, 2023
Time for a kitchen update? With a little thoughtful planning, you can make your space more efficient, functional, and aesthetic by incorporating a few special design elements. Before you start your kitchen renovation, take advantage of these 5 features:
Soft-close hardware in your kitchen is a must-have! This simple alternative to regular hinges and drawer slides extends the life of your cabinets by protecting them from accelerated wear caused by slamming doors and drawers (especially in households with little ones who love slamming doors for fun! 🤪)
Immensely improve the appearance of your kitchen by creating a designated space for trash cans inside your cabinets to keep garbage out of sight! This simple idea keeps your kitchen looking neat and opens up walking space where a trash can otherwise would be.
Those narrow unused spaces between cabinets and walls in your kitchen design are the perfect opportunity to add functionality with ideas like this. Spices and seasonings are frequently used ingredients in nearly all kitchens, so including a designated spice rack or drawer keeps them handy and organized.
Instantly give your kitchen a high-end look by paneling your large appliances to match your kitchen cabinets! When your metal appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, and dishwashers, don’t stand out, your kitchen looks uniform and consistent. This feature also gives you more personalization in your kitchen since you choose between the various panel styles, paint colors, and handle options to achieve the look you want.
Similarly to paneling large appliances, concealing your smaller appliances elevates the aesthetic of your kitchen. Including a specific storage space for your countertop appliances in your kitchen design keeps all of your small appliances, such as a coffee maker, toaster, and blender, all in one place. If you’re working with a small kitchen, this is a great option to maximize counter space because it keeps your countertops clear from clutter and kitchen appliances when they aren’t in use.
The kitchen is one of the most frequently used spaces in the home, so it’s only natural to want to make sure this room meets all of your needs! Whether you’re looking for some simple updates to improve the functionality & efficiency of your kitchen, or if you would like to improve the design with a whole kitchen renovation, the custom cabinet makers at Montgomery Woodwrights can help design & build a true work of art that will make every meal truly special. Contact us today to learn more!