When it’s time to get the kids ready for school or move yourself out the door for the dreaded commute, does your kitchen help or hinder you? Sure, those wine racks and gleaming countertops that you installed may look amazing, but if they aren’t functional, then they’re just holding you back in life. Here’s how to transition to a kitchen that’s as practical as it is stylish.
Rethink Your Counters
Counter islands are becoming increasingly popular, but this isn’t just a fad. These elements make entire spaces more functional by granting you increased freedom to prepare, serve and gather. They also boost storage space and give you a chance to pick accent-colored cabinetry that makes your kitchen look visually dynamic.
Consider Alternate Storage
Should every cabinet be a plain old cabinet? Smart designers integrate theirs with things like wine racks and organizers made for the kinds of activities that they participate in on a regular basis.
If you’ve got extra space beneath a counter island, why not forgo the traditional doors? Add shelves so that your kids can store their school stuff while you keep an eye on them doing their homework, or give them a dedicated space for toys that you don’t want in your work zone.
Your kitchen is a natural gathering place for guests and relatives. During your remodel, consider whether you might benefit from changes like rearranging the floor plan or even eliminating walls and doors.
Opening your kitchen to your dining room, for example, could let people go between the two with greater ease. If you’d rather not completely unify the two, then you can create a bar. You’re going to spend a lot of time in your beautiful breakfast area and kitchen, so schedule HVAC repair services to make it more habitable.
Make the Heart of Your Home More Functional
Does your kitchen improve your daily life? Learn to combine style and utility by visiting a John-William Interiors expert the next time you’re in Austin or San Antonio.