When undergoing a kitchen remodel, making your kitchen work for you should be at the forefront of your vision, particularly if you do a lot of entertaining. A kitchen renovation is a big project, and one of the most important home remodeling tasks you can undertake. We recognize that your kitchen is the heart of your home and at the core of your family and personal relationships. Our team takes an extremely detailed approach in designing your space to ensure that the functionality and appearance of your kitchen meets your entertaining needs and personality. Below are 6 tips to keep in mind when undergoing a kitchen remodel to achieve fuss-free entertaining.
Drawers Instead of Deep Cabinets
To utilize every inch of space in your kitchen, creating a good plan for storage is a good place to start. By choosing spacious drawers over deep cabinets, your pots, pans, and other kitchen staples will be much easier to reach. Rather than having to take everything out of your cabinet to reach what’s located in the back, opt for large pull-out drawer for easy access.
While entertaining, your time is precious. Design the location of your kitchen items ahead of time and coordinate where they are in comparison to where you will use them. For example, store your glassware and dishware in close proximity to the dishwasher for easy loading and unloading.
Enough Counter Space
Having enough counter space is a crucial part of entertaining, and it’s just as important in your day-to-day life. There should be enough counterspace on either side of the stovetop, as well as the refrigerator. These are the most popular work stations when cooking and entertaining, since they’re closest to the food source.
A swing-out pot filler tap makes filling up your pot much easier, eliminating the steps you would take from the stovetop to the sink. Small details like this one – which comes at a relatively low price – are what makes a newly-renovated dream kitchen fuss-free. Use the pot filler for filling your pot to boil water for pasta, fill your coffee pot and water your plants.
Plenty of outlets in the kitchen will allow you or your guests to power up whenever you need to. Since we spend so much time in the kitchen, this is a nice touch and adds a convenience factor. Install plenty of outlets along the backsplash and you will surprise yourself at how much use you get out of them – for your phone, kitchen tools and gadgets.
Large walkways in between the island and countertops will prevent collisions and provide more room when there is more than one cook in the kitchen. The last thing you need to feel while cooking is that the other person is breathing down your neck.
As your local kitchen remodeler throughout the north shore of Nassau, we service homes in Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, and more. Our qualified professional kitchen remodeling team can assist you in creating the kitchen of your dreams. For more information on our Long Island-based kitchen remodeling contractors, email us or call (631) 465-9765.