We love kitchen renovation projects, and the sky’s the limit with fun features that would give your kitchen that WOW factor. Some features are commonly requested, like subway tile backsplash, shaker-style cabinets, pendant lighting over the bar, or even under-cabinet lighting to show off the brilliant quartz countertops. These are no-brainers, but there are also some features you may not have considered, and they could make your life in the kitchen much easier!
Counter Island Cooktop (and Warming Drawers)
If you don’t have a counter island, let’s start there. The kitchen upgrade that brings the most value when it comes to resale is a counter island. There’s good reason for that, too. Counter islands offer the obvious benefit of extra food preparation and storage space. You can even have it designed to function as a meal space with bar seating. If you do have a counter island, an island stove top can allow you to have double ovens in that space where you’d typically have to use the entire wall for the oven/stove combination. Talk about saved space! But let’s go one step further and talk about warming drawers. You can place warming drawers in place of cabinetry in any other area of your kitchen, but what about right under the cooktop? It’s a way to save your cabinet space for storage, and easily prepare large family meals. There won’t be any back-and-forth fluster at Thanksgiving!
While we’re on the subject of storage, how do you feel about your appliances always being on display? Sure, you may use your coffee pot every day, but does it need to be out on the countertop, interfering with your aesthetic? What about your jumble of spices or your electric tea kettle? An appliance garage is simply a form of cabinetry that hides your appliances for you when you’re not using them. Simply pull the cabinet closed over them or put them in a deep drawer, and they’re out of sight! Easy, and no need to worry about hiding them away when it’s time to entertain company.
In Counter Outlets
When you’re busy in your kitchen, it can often feel like there are not enough outlets, but where should you add more? Certainly not on the wall where it would interrupt your backsplash. Or, maybe you already have a couple of outlets there and you need more! We believe that counter outlets make life much easier when it’s time to cook. We can even install them on the side of your counter island, so they’re easily accessible, but also out of site! This is sure to keep them from clashing with your perfectly planned décor vibe.
Taylor Made Can Help with Your Kitchen Features
Taylor Made Custom Contracting is your best source for home remodeling in the Baltimore, MD area. We offer award-winning services for additions, kitchens, bathrooms, basements, aging-in-place projects, and much more. In addition, decades of experience in the industry make us uniquely qualified to handle any challenge. Our clients can truly feel confident choosing us every time. To schedule a consultation for your dream remodeling project, contact us today through our website here or give us a call at (410) 557-0322. We can’t wait to hear about your home remodeling ideas!