The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in our homes. As well as helping us cook for friends and family, it’s a place where we come together to eat, entertain and relax. It is, therefore, essential that we make our kitchens as welcoming and comfortable as possible – and that we fill them with all of the necessary gadgets to save time and have fun. Below, we’ve put together seven great additions that you should consider adding to your kitchen.
A double oven
A double oven can make your kitchen seem large and grand, but it offers much more than just aesthetic value. By installing a double oven, you can use one as the main oven and the second for warming plates or for preparing side dishes. While it may seem like an extravagant addition to your home, the convenience that a second oven brings won’t be forgotten.
By separating your ovens from the worktop stove, for example, by putting your ovens in the wall, you’ll also have room for a full kitchen stove and hob that you can use for preparing other foods like potatoes and vegetables, giving you more freedom to create the food you want and opening up new possibilities for your kitchen’s floor plan.
A bottle cooler
If you’re tired of seeing your fridge freezer filled to the brim with drinks during party season, then consider investing in one of the bottle coolers offered at Corr Chilled. Not only do these coolers look fantastic in your kitchen (especially when you add them to the floor of a kitchen island or freestanding unit), but they mean that you can store your favourite refreshments and ensure that they’re always on hand when you need them.
A pot filler
Why limit yourself to a single sink in your kitchen? With a pot filler, which is a tap that’s mounted high on your kitchen backsplash so that you can fill posts and dishes for pasta, soups and other cooking needs, you’ll take the pressure out of your sink and enjoy the convenience of having free flowing water whenever you need it. Check out these great pot fillers on Pinterest if you’re looking for inspiration as to where to install your own.
A filing system for your recipes
If you like to cook and spend lots of your time printing out or jotting down recipes for your family to make when you’re away from home, then invest in a filing system that you can use to store all of your favourites. Such systems can transform your kitchen and make it easier for you to get everything you need for your evening meal – but remember to laminate your recipes if you want to extend their life and prevent food splashes!
A rubbish and recycling area
If you want to improve the aesthetics of your kitchen, then consider a pull-out drawer that can be used for your rubbish and recycling. Some systems are even designed for food storage and allow you to create compost in the comfort of your own home, meaning that you can do your bit for the environment and have some soil for your garden, too!
Access to the garden
While this won’t be possible for every homeowner, kitchens with direct access to the garden can be beautiful spaces to relax and entertain in. If your kitchen faces the rear of your property, then consider installing bi-fold doors so that you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature over your breakfast table, and while you’re cooking and preparing food.
One of the biggest benefits of installing full-length glass doors in your kitchen is that they will improve the appearance of your room, let in more light and make your space feel bigger. If you don’t have the space for bi-fold doors, then consider this alternative – kitchens with garden windows that let in light and add some visual interest to your home.
A warming drawer
Add a warming drawer to your kitchen and place them below or above your wall oven. Such drawers are small in size, look great and are handy for keeping your food warm while you wait for the rest of your meal to be prepared. You can also use your drawer for warming plates, meaning that your oven can be used for its main purpose – cooking food!
While such drawers aren’t necessary for a well-designed kitchen, their convenience and appeal make them a sensible choice for anybody serious about home cooking.
There you have it – seven great additions that you should consider for your kitchen this year. Whether you’re planning on completely remodelling your kitchen or you just want to give your existing set-up a boost, these tips should send you on your way and help you make more out of the most important room in your home. Enjoy!