|Direct Outdoor Access
||Gaining direct access from the kitchen to a deck/patio is a real game changer. This allows us to go outside to enjoy a cup of morning coffee and to relax outside in the evening. This feature visually expands the kitchen and gives access to a more efficient outdoor kitchen space for entertaining.
| Undercabinet Lighting
||Good-quality undercabinet lighting helps lighten and brighten a kitchen with ambient light and, practically speaking, it provides crucial task lighting for meal prep and cleanup.
||A kitchen today without a double-bowl sink is definitely a pain to work with. While it might be difficult to fit your cookie sheet into it is essential for rinsing and straining.
||Strickly used for the preparation of food and almost always
quite smaller than the single or double bowl sink used for dishes, a prep sink is a great luxury for people who ahre the task of entertaining or family cooking. No more bumping shoulders in a battle for the faucet.
||Some of my clients think this is a little over the top, and for some it is, until you start thinking about benefits. For families that do a lot of
entertaining this feature is a real blessing. It makes for fast and efficient clean up
but it also has practical benefits for the busy household that most people don't want to admit. How often are you grabbing clean dishes out of the dishwasher because you've been too busy to unload it? Imagine the benefit of not having to leave that dirty dish on the counter during your busy week. Keep the home looking tidy until you get a break to
|Counter Depth Refridgerator
||Counter-depth refrigerators are less deep — and usually taller or wider — than standard refrigerators. This allows them to sit nearly flush with standard base cabinets, offering a cleaner, built-in look.
||This hot appliance is gaining popularity for its ability to keep foods moist as it cooks them. It’s also touted as a healthier cooking method, as foods retain more vitamins when cooked with steam than with dry-cooking methods. A steam oven won’t replace your regular oven, though, because it does not brown food. However, some manufacturers have remedied this by offering a steam combination oven, which allows you to cook the food with steam heat, then finish it with dry heat for browning before serving.
||Another hot kitchen amenity for the entertainer in you is a warming drawer. Most warming drawers range in size from 27 to 30 inches wide and 11 to 12 inches high. They tend to be sized to fit above or below a wall oven. Because of their relatively small size, they heat up quickly and are handy for keeping food warm as you assemble the full meal or as you wait for all of your dinner guests to gather. You can also use it to warm up your plates, restaurant-style, without having to take up space in your main oven.
||More energy efficient, an induction cooktop transfers heat to pots and pans via a magnetic field. Unlike a traditional electric or gas cooktop, the induction cooktop has a surface that never gets hot to the touch. For this reason, induction cooktops are popular in households with small children.
||Park your countertop appliances away and out of sight with an appliance garage. Typically set at countertop level, these cabinets allow you to keep your small appliances plugged in and at the ready, all while tucked neatly behind closed doors.
| Waste and Recycling Center
||If you're remodeling your kitchen, one thing you will likely
agree with is that your kitchen was designed before recycling and waste disposal were so culturally important. Today's kitchens really bring that movement into the 21st century with space saving, easy to clean, organized recycling centers.
||It might sound like a random trend but we've been getting a
lot of requests for this feature in our latest renos. With counter space at a premium and wireless the standard these days, homeowners want built in speakers. There's nothing like some good tunes while you work away.