Kitchen Add-Ons: 5 Must-Haves For Your Home
Kitchen design can be one of the most exciting yet most overwhelming aspects of a home build or redesign. With a wide array of options available, many people have trouble choosing the highest-leverage add-ons to include in their kitchen design. Consider these must-haves for adding convenience, style, and ease into your kitchen.
1. Cabinet Pullout Trash Cans
Tired of tripping over steel cans or struggling to find a convenient area to house your trash can? Irritated with the limited space under the sink? This new kitchen design trend combines the convenience of an open trash can with the style benefits of an under-the-sink trash can. Building pullout trash cans directly in the cabinetry allows for a hidden and stylish trash can that won’t cause kitchen odors as easily as an open trash can. Pulling out in a similar manner as a simple drawer, these trash cans are easy to access when needed but just as simple to hide.
2. Accent Lighting
In most households, the kitchen serves a wide variety of purposes. Functions range from cooking and baking to entertaining, socializing, and eating. While strong lighting is preferable for tasks like cutting and measuring, softer lighting can facilitate a more relaxed and upscale feel for socializing and dining. These various needs call for strategic accent lighting in any kitchen.
Accent lighting can help differentiate separate spaces within the kitchen as well as add convenience and safety features to the space. Adding accent lighting under cabinets and along floorboards can help keep the kitchen accessible even when most of the lights in the house have been switched off for the night. With the right type of lighting in strategic locations, the kitchen becomes more functional and stylish.
3. Floating Shelves
In keeping with trending French country kitchen styles, floating shelves can make a convenient and beautiful addition to any kitchen. Regardless of the size of your kitchen, storage is always top of mind. Having a designated place to keep each appliance and dish makes it much easier to keep the kitchen feeling clean and organized.
Adding floating shelves in your kitchen redesign can elevate the style and functionality of your space overall. Shelves come in a variety of colors and finishes that can complement the rest of your kitchen design. In most kitchen collections, there are a few beautiful or frequently-used dishes or appliances that deserve to be visible and easily accessible – the perfect candidates for a home on a floating shelf. Incorporate a clean, modern look and give yourself an easy storage solution with stylized floating shelves.
4. Upgraded Sink
Installing a new sink can make a world of difference in bringing your kitchen to the next level in terms of style and ease of use. Kitchen technology has come a long way in the last few years, including the addition of smart products into usual kitchen installations. One popular kitchen add-on is a touchless faucet, which allows users to control the flow of water without making contact with the sink’s handles. Especially as cleanliness continues to bear elevated importance, this kitchen upgrade is in high demand.
Another benefit to a new sink includes the upgrade to a more powerful disposal system, making for easier clean-up at the end of any meal. Trends also change rapidly when it comes to sink materials and styles, so a new sink gives homeowners the opportunity to elevate the overall style of the kitchen and match the sink to their true tastes.
5. Oven Hood
Particularly when working with an initial kitchen design or a large remodel, a top add-on is to install a range hood. Even the best chefs often find themselves with smoke in the kitchen, and an oven hood is a great way to prevent the smoke from overtaking the entire home. Stainless steel oven hoods with exterior vents not only look sleek and stylish but can also make cooking easier and less stressful while preserving the health of your family.
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