Whether you’re in the initial process of designing your new kitchen, or you feel your kitchen could do with a lift, there are a variety of must have features that can help you create the kitchen of your dreams. It’s not about spending as much as you can on expensive features, instead, investing in some quality, essential items can really help to make life in the kitchen easier.
It’s the same throughout all aspects of interior design, the moment you see something you like, you want it, and these statement features are certainly going to give you that feeling!
Island Cooking Features
For those who have a kitchen island, it can be difficult to know exactly what to do with the additional space. Whilst it’s amazing for providing you with essential prepping space, it can be hard to decorate it to look stylish and neat, without overcrowding the area or having things look out of place. One extremely popular décor trend for this year in particular, is an island cooktop. Adding a set of burners to your island countertop is one of, if not the most effective way of utilising the space and enabling you to really get the most out of your island.
Who doesn’t love a good Starbucks or Café Nero every once in a while? It’s almost habit to drift into the shop on the way to work for a quick morning burst. Imagine having your very own area to create your own tasty coffees or hot drinks, without having to worry about the queue you might have to stand in.
Introducing a station to your kitchen will add a really modern touch to the décor, as well as providing you with an extremely useful feature to get you through the mornings. Stock up your coffee station with a selection of exotic teas and coffees, syrups to add a little extra to the flavour and even a selection of different herbals to keep you healthy and fit.
It’s becoming a very popular feature to have in the kitchen, and it’s certainly a beneficial one!
You often find that the kitchen is always designed to have at least one bold statement feature. Statement features can vary between anything from bold artwork to stylish taps. Kitchen mixer taps are a really popular way of adding a touch of character to your kitchen without going over the top. There is a fine line between having a subtle yet stylish kitchen, and having far too much going on that it results in feeling cramped. You’ll find that stylish taps really help to lift the sink area of the kitchen, making it look a little more interesting and in check with the rest of the rooms décor.
It’s easy to introduce simple features like these too, without having to spend a lot of money.
Hidden Bin and Recycling
When you’re sitting down to enjoy a tasty meal, you don’t really want to be able to see the bin bursting with scraps from the meal you just prepared. Many people are opting to introduce dining areas to their kitchens, which in turn has resulted in a few changes occurring in generic kitchen design.
One very popular feature is an in-cupboard bin. Having your bin neatly tucked behind a cupboard door enables your kitchen to look and feel fresher, without having the bin in the way. It’s also become very popular to recycle, as it’s really important to keep this process going, especially with so much household waste being able to be recycled. Having a selection of recycling bins in the cupboard also enables you to separate your waste into different groups, giving you an easy way to recycle and ensuring you do your bit for the environment.