The kitchen is the most-remodeled room in the home. Coincidentally it is also the most used room in the home. Most kitchen remodels involve new cabinets, new flooring, new countertops, new sinks, and new appliances. Some include new paint on the walls and new backsplashes for the sink and cook top. Check out these ideas for your next kitchen remodeling project.
Have you ever noticed that your lower kitchen cabinets don’t reach all the way to the floor? That’s by design, so the door doesn’t scrape the floor and cause problems. But what about the four-to-six inch space that’s being wasted throughout the perimeter of your kitchen? That’s several square foot of storage space that you’re missing out on. It’s the perfect storage area for baking dishes and things like aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and waxed paper.
Turn an Unused Breakfast Nook Into Storage
How often do you actually use your breakfast nook? Does that area sit vacant 99% of the time? Transform it into something useful – like storage or an indoor garden area. Add windows, if they aren’t there already, so you can grow herbs for use in cooking.
Implement Mobile Cabinets for Extra Countertop Space
Mobile cabinets are quickly becoming popular in small to medium kitchens with limited countertop space. They look like regular lower level cabinets but they have wheels and additional counter top space on them when they’re pulled out from under the actual countertop. They’re very useful when you’re preparing a large meal and need extra workspace here and right now.
Install Chutes for Trash and Recycling
Chutes for trash and recycling eliminates the need to keep smelly trash cans and recycling containers in the kitchen. Simply open the chute, throw things down, and close it back. Of course you need to make sure that the chutes are easily accessible to everyone in the home, and that the bins collecting the trash are always in workable order.
Add a Mini Fridge in Your Kitchen Island
Everyone needs a little extra fridge space from time to time. You could use the mini fridge to store children specific items like snacks and drinks to help teach little ones responsibility. It could become the new storage spot for condiments, vegetables, or fruits. Whatever you choose.
What Would You Do?
Use the comments section below to let us know what you would do if you had the opportunity to remodel your kitchen to add anything you wanted. We love hearing from you and sharing ideas. As always, call us or email to set up a free consultation and receive a quote.