June 08, 2020
The Must Haves for a Cook’s Dream Kitchen
It’s true that the kitchen is the hub of any home. If you’re a cook who enjoys being in the kitchen, you no doubt find that when you have guests, people tend to congregate around the kitchen. Renovating your kitchen is one of the best ways to improve efficiency and if you enjoy cooking, these are some of the “must haves” to both maximize your space, and ignite that passion for cooking:
1. Storage Features and Accessories
There’s almost no limit to the number of customizable features and organizational accessories that can be included to maximize the functionality of your kitchen. That said, all additions come at a cost. If your budget requires that you select only certain things, these storage features and accessories are among our top recommendations for “must haves”:
2. Open Counter Space
- Pantry – offers lots of storage for ready to use items
- Garbage and Recycling Centre Pullout - makes clean up and disposal far more sanitary.
- Roll-outs – makes storage and access of larger items easier
- Pot Drawers – make accessing appropriate cookware a cinch.
- Lemans – maximize storage in corner cabinets while making accessibility easy and functional.
Having sufficient prep space is critical to any cook. Adding a kitchen island or changing the placement of appliances can pave the way to opening up valuable space you may never have thought you could create.
3. Prep sink
A prep sink is especially helpful in a busy household – someone can be washing dishes as you go, while another washes their hands or produce at the same time.
4. Pot Filler
Gone are the days of needing to haul a giant stock pot full of water; instead, you can fill it directly on the stove, saving time and effort.
5. Discrete Electrical
Concealed electrical on the back or side of your island or a strip of outlets underneath upper cabinets can increase the number of functional prep areas in the kitchen, while keeping things looking clean and uniform.