Kitchen Remodeling in Naperville: Outstanding Extras
If you’ve started thinking about a kitchen remodeling in project, you’re probably thinking about major decisions like layout, backsplash tile, flooring, countertops, cabinets, and appliances. Those are all key decisions for a beautiful and functional kitchen, but don’t overlook the smaller touches that can take your new kitchen from great to outstanding.
- Second Sink – If you plan to entertain, a second sink is a must-have, and even if you don’t plan to entertain a lot, that second sink makes it more convenient for your family to help prepare meals, or at least stay out from underfoot. Place the second sink away from your main prep/cooking area to get the best use from it.
- Plenty Of Electrical Outlets – Think about what countertop appliances you use most, and where in the kitchen you’ll want to use them. Plan dedicated outlets for your major appliances, and don’t forget wiring for under-cabinet lights and inside corner cabinets.
- Storage Where You Need It – It’s easy to plan plenty of storage in a new kitchen, but take the time to think over what type of storage you need where. When you’re able to store the mixer near the baking ingredients, bowls, and pans, for example, you’ll spend less time hauling things around and more time enjoying baking. Add a spice drawer near your baking counter, and one next to the stove for ultimate convenience.
- Smart Uses For Odd Spaces – Unless you’re demolishing walls to build an entirely new kitchen, you’ll probably find you have an odd space or two. Instead of covering those spaces up with false cabinet fronts, get creative with putting them to work. Maybe that weird, skinny space by the refrigerator can house a pullout storage space for serving trays or baking pans. Put a half-circle or three-quarter-round Lazy Susan in that blind corner space (don’t forget to add a light!), so you get a lot of extra usable space and you’ll never have to go spelunking to find the stand mixer again.
- Butler’s Pantry – If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have a butler, but you may grow to love having a butler’s pantry between your kitchen and dining room. If you’re not familiar with the concept, a butler’s pantry is a walk-through space with storage for serving pieces, table linens, china, crystal, and silverware you typically use for serving in the dining room. It also includes countertops for staging the food and wine you’re serving so it’s nearby, but out of sight and not crowding the table. If you include electrical outlets on the countertops, you can use warming plates or other small electrics to keep the food hot. If your floor plan allows you to add a butler’s pantry, it’s an invaluable feature for people who like to entertain.
Kitchen Remodeling In Naperville
If you’re planning a kitchen remodeling in Naperville or the surrounding area, Synergy Builders can help you create a design that’s perfect for the way you live, and build that design using top-quality materials and expert craftsmanship. Contact us for a complimentary consultation on your new kitchen project.