Not everyone likes to cook, but if you’re one of those people who loves cooking, you’re probably dreaming of remodeling your kitchen. A spacious, practical kitchen layout can make cooking dinner each night infinitely easier, and gathering together with family more enjoyable for everyone. If your kitchen has a less-than-perfect setup for the serious “at-home chef,” now may be a good time to design the kitchen of your dreams. Here are some helpful remodeling kitchen ideas to bring your kitchen remodel vision to life.
Whether you’re preparing daily meals for your family or hosting regular dinner parties, there are some higher-end residential kitchen appliances out there that can make your job that much easier.
- Induction cooktop – Heat is transferred through a magnetic field, which means the cooktop never gets hot. Induction cooktops are also more energy-efficient than electric or gas cooktops, which makes them the more environmentally-friendly option.
- Beverage cooler – Be ready for anything with a beverage cooler that can store everything from wine and beer to water bottles, juice and soda.
- Warming drawer – If you entertain often, a warming drawer is great for keeping food warm between courses.
- Second dishwasher – For big crowds, a second dishwasher can help make cleaning up post-party a breeze.
Your kitchen sink not only has to look great, but it also has to make meal prep and clean up quick and easy. For this reason, chef sinks, also called workstation sinks, are becoming more and more popular in residential kitchens, especially among serious chefs. Even if you can’t swing for a chef sink, upgrading your sink to a more practical and productive version that is built to last is a great start.
You also want to choose a kitchen counter material that is durable enough to stand up to everyday use (and abuse) without requiring a ton of upkeep. To choose the right counter for your kitchen remodel, consider a hardworking material like soapstone, which looks beautiful and can withstand 1,200-degree heat without cracking.
Choosing kitchen lighting may seem like an afterthought for many people, but the way you light your kitchen can affect the functionality of the space and how it makes you feel when you’re cooking. To maximize cooking efficiency and ensure that your prep and serving areas are welcoming and well-lit, pay careful attention to task lighting, ambient lighting and accent lighting throughout the kitchen.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Adding extra storage is a critical component of any kitchen construction project. More so than extra counter space, abundant storage for food items, built-in garbage and recycling cans and small kitchen appliances that you don’t use every day is key.
Find Out How Eakman Construction Can Help
There is no one right way to go about remodeling your kitchen. But if you love cooking, you want a kitchen that has an inviting ambiance and a practical workflow that lets you do your thing effectively and efficiently. Contact Eakman Construction today for tips and tricks on how to make the most of your kitchen remodel.