House On Point: 3 Kitchen Amenities To Include In Your Renovation

The process of renovating a kitchen can be challenging and exciting. The anticipation of upgrading cabinets, floors, and walls is a homeowner’s dream. If you’re an avid cook, or just love making a few special entrees, having quick access to certain things will make the food preparation more enjoyable. Here’s a few kitchen amenities that you may want to include in your upgrading project.

Kitchen Island

If you have enough space to accommodate a kitchen island, the extra counter space would be highly beneficial for cutting, chopping, and organizing food. This type of kitchen equipment can be floor mounted or can be purchased as a wheel cart to be retrieved and stored away when needed. Kitchen islands offer additional benefits such as extra storage (i.e., shelves and drawers). This convenience allows you to store cookware, spices, and dinnerware. A kitchen island can also be used as a dining table.

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Cabinet Mounted Microwave

This amenity can perform several cooking functions. However, when a microwave sits on a counter, it can take up much needed space. The installation of a cabinet mounted microwave can provide easy access to advanced heating features and provides eye-level viewing. Cabinet mounted microwaves are also easy to clean. You don’t have to bend over to see the top of the microwave oven while cleaning.

Pull-Out Cabinet Lateral Drawers

These type of drawers are large enough to store garbage cans, dishwashers, seasonings, or cookware. You can have the deep roll out drawers installed in a standard facing alignment or in a catty-corned position. These type of drawers make it easy to grab an item without having to reach up to get items that may fall easily from a high shelf. The ability to organize large items in these type of drawers creates more space to store extra food in upper cabinets.

Create An Ergonomic-Friendly Kitchen

The more efficient a modern kitchen is the more likely you are to become creative with your meal planning. The strategic organization of a new kitchen can bring your family and friends together when there’s extra room to eat at an island bar that’s clutter-free. The convenience of accessing utensils that are organized on a hanging rack or placed neatly in a pull-out drawer is worth taking the time to install. It might also be a good idea to think about your home exterior and what you see outside of your kitchen window. Adding awnings, like those at Patioworld NSW Pty Ltd, to make your back porch more welcoming might be a good idea. Healthy eating not only begins with the selection of good food but starts with an environment that is renovated with amenities that can serve you while you serve others.

Lizzie W: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball. You can find her on Twitter @LizzieWeakley.

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