We’re continuing with ers’ answers to MelissaL’s question, which asked for your”must-haves/cool ideas” for a new custom home. Now we are going to be taking a look at each of the characteristics you proposed to the kitchen; a few are time-proven standbys, and a few are on the very edge.
Themes include using a place for everything and everything in its place (hiding clutter, from sponges to electrical outlets), optimizing cupboard storage and such as elements which make kitchen actions simpler. Here are your ideas. Should you think of any which aren’t listed here, please chime in and put them in the Remarks section.
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Karen Viscito Interiors
Pot filler. This handy faucet means no longer having to schlep a heavy pasta pot full of water from the sink into the stovetop.
Murphy & Co.. Layout
Walk-in pantry. A fantastic place to put away food, appliances, cookbooks, seldom-used platters and elaborate china has ever been handy to have.
Hidden sponge storage in front of the sink. Sponges are unsightly; why mess up sink-side space together? This use of the often wasted space in the front of the sink is very smart.
Built-in dishtowel hamper. Sponges are not the only items you do not want to look at. Today’s sleek kitchens have dedicated places for dishtowels, both clean and dirty.
Venegas and Company
All sorts of appliances. Double ovens, warming drawers, convection ovens and wine refrigerators are on ers’ wish lists. Developing a wall for all these hardworking units is a contemporary and convenient method to arrange the kitchen.
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Charmean Neithart Interiors
Advanced waterworks. designer suggestions included another sink in the kitchen in addition to a hot faucet in the primary sink. This kitchen includes both.
Two dishwashers. Sinks weren’t the only elements you wished to see two ; ers with two dishwashers couldn’t say enough good things about them. They even take clean dishes straight from dishwasher to table, a luxury which you have when you don’t have to empty the dishwasher in order to refill it with dirty dishes.
Signature Designs Kitchen & Bath
Hidden outlets. The island in the prior image has a well-placed kitchen socket. ers are tired of these essential outlets breaking up their beautiful backsplashes, and who can blame them? Under-cabinet outlets are just one smart solution.
Harrell Remodeling, Inc..
This system helps hide the outlets in such a wise way; the core of outlets pushes into the counter, leaving only a pull tab observable on the surface.
More ways to hide the sockets
S-Box Knife Box
Hidden knife storage. These boxes pop up from the countertop. Similar programs exist for storing other items, like herbs as well as iPod devices.
Big cupboard drawers. ers want to take advantage of every square inch of storage space. Big drawers, particularly people who have dish racks and other inserts, maximize bottom cabinets’ storage potential.
See items besides dishes saved in such large cupboard drawers
Roll-outs. If you enjoy the look of cupboard doors, you can still get drawer work behind your door fronts.
Warmington & North
Upper closets for countertop appliances. In the pursuit for clear counters, ers want cabinets to hide these smaller applianes.
Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS
U-Line BI2115S Icemaker
Ice maker in the pantry. Nobody wants to schlep into the gas station before a party for leaky bags of icehockey.
Wendy K. Leigh
A dumbwaiter. One er enjoys quirky touches like a dumbwaiter, formulated by Thomas Jefferson.
Induction cooktops. These energy-efficient appliances have finally made their way stateside out of Europe.
Tongue & Groove
A cutting board over the garbage disposal. This is a perfect case of a smart design solution that saves time and effort.
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