Wondering what the best way to bring your kitchen renovation to the next level is? Check out these unique ideas.
If you’re planning to renovate your kitchen, chances are you already have the blueprint ready. Kitchen renovations are pretty straightforward — they typically range from a simple upgrade of appliances or cabinets to a full-scale demolition. But, have you ever thought about things you can include in your blueprint that give your kitchen a huge advantage?
Some of the coolest kitchen features can be easily incorporated into any blueprint. Check out some of these unique ideas below:
- Use drawers instead of cabinets
Using large drawers instead of lower cabinets can create a lot of extra storage space for your kitchen. Instead of stacking things on top of each other in lower cabinets, having large drawers allows you to have two layers of storage without having to dig through the back of cabinets to find what you need.
You can also install slim, vertical drawers on either side of your stove to store and have easy access to spices, baking sheets, and cutting boards.
- Toe kick drawers
If you have extra space under any cabinets, installing toe-kick drawers is a great way to add storage that is easily accessible. With just a light push of your foot, the drawer will come out easily.
- Pot filler faucet
Installing a pot filler faucet above your stove is a great way to add convenience to your kitchen. By simply pulling the faucet out and above the pot you choose to use, you can avoid filling up a large pot at the sink and having to carry it over to the stove.
- Wine cooler
This one doesn’t need much explanation. Nonetheless, installing a wine cooler not only gives you more space in your fridge to store things, but it also keeps all your wine ready at the perfect temperature to drink.
- Unique backsplash
Adding a unique backsplash to your kitchen adds character and uniqueness to your space. Whether you choose to go for a colorful tiled pattern or plain tile, don’t be afraid to add your own look to your kitchen.
If you’re going for a colorful backsplash, however, try not to go overboard with color.
- Pull-out trash and recycling bin
Incorporating your trash and recycling bins into a pull-out drawer is a game-changer. You can avoid having a smelly trash can sitting out in your kitchen by keeping it hidden and easily accessible.
- Kitchen booth
If you have any empty wall space in your kitchen, installing a built-in booth is another way to add character to your kitchen. Booths are cozy and easy to incorporate into any kitchen, and they are a simple way to add more seating in addition to a kitchen or dining room table.
- Built-in appliances
Built-in appliances that match the style of your kitchen adds a sleek and cohesive look to your kitchen. While they almost seem hidden, they’re still easily accessible and can add a feeling of completeness to the space.
If you are purchasing new appliances, be sure to consider purchasing a home warranty to keep them protected over time — especially if they are built-in appliances, which can be difficult to replace. You can learn more about home warranties on House Method.
Adding these ideas to your kitchen will not only add functionality and charm to your own kitchen, but it will also increase the resale value of your home. After your renovations are complete, continue to decorate your kitchen with your own personal touch!
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