If you’re a health-conscious eater, you have probably discovered that an older home isn’t always ideal for cooking and entertaining. Counter space is limited for cutting and washing produce and there’s no storage space for all your kitchen gadgets. Clean-up is no picnic either. Older tile counters and linoleum floors are a bear to clean and to keep clean. You love your home but not your kitchen. It’s obvious that the time has come for an update. Read on to learn more about the ways a new kitchen can help to support the healthy eating lifestyle that you crave.
A New Kitchen Design Can Give You More Storage Options
What does every kitchen need to be fully functional? Space, space and more space! We’ve all said it – “I need more – fill in the blank – space.” Counter, cabinet, pantry…the list goes on. One of the easiest ways to encourage a lifestyle of healthy eating is to ensure that you always have a variety of ingredients and supplies, and with that variety comes the storage space to support it. To give your meals variety, you need easy access to all of your kitchen tools — even the ones that you don’t often use. A modern kitchen design considers the needs of a serious home chef and offers plenty of options for organization and storage.
Technology Can Make Living and Cooking Easier
These days a modern appliance is not considered “modern” if it doesn’t have Internet connectivity. The newest appliances use the internet to help take out the guesswork and to streamline the process to make meal planning and cooking a breeze for any home chef. Even the newest refrigerators connect to your smartphone to make grocery shopping a no-brainer. Internet-connected kitchen appliances add convenience and help to reduce the amount of time that you spend in the kitchen. Today’s families lead extremely busy lives and any time saved in the kitchen is a plus. While your meal cooks, you’re free to do something else, and the best part – your kitchen will let you know when the food is ready.
A few of the newest kitchen aids include…
- Amazon Echo / Google Home – A hands-free, voice control device. Great for ordering that missing ingredient or a new blender for those smoothies.
- Refrigerators with different temperature zones and a special water heater that automatically prepares the water for your morning coffee or tea.
- Ovens with temperature probes that automatically alert you when your food is ready.
- Dishwashers that detect leaks and disable themselves automatically to prevent kitchen damage
- Kitchen tablets that give you instant access to your favorite recipes
Design a New Kitchen That Is Easier To Clean
It probably goes without saying that we all dislike cleaning the kitchen. You’ve prepared a healthy meal and now it’s time to put it all away and clean-up. Kitchens with older counters, back-splashes and flooring have plenty of nooks and crannies that collect airborne grease, dust and crumbs. Not only do these surfaces hold grease and grime but those things leave an odor as well. Your kitchen never seems fresh. Today’s kitchen designs utilize smooth glass and metal surfaces which wipe down easily and quickly. No more scrubbing grout lines. A new kitchen with surfaces that look and smell clean will change your outlook when it comes to preparing meals. You may actually welcome spending more time in the kitchen.
Design a New Kitchen With Common Workflows In Mind
Let’s face it …an older kitchen lacks a basic workflow. There is no rhyme or reason to the placement of appliances or available counter space in an outdated kitchen. Even the size of the sink can affect the way you approach preparing a meal and the ease at which you do it. Having a well-designed kitchen provides the opportunity to create a workflow that works for you. Ease of workflow makes it enjoyable to prepare healthy meals from scratch and aids in clean-up. That too small sink means you may not have room to wash all that healthy produce and probably means you’re spending even more time washing all those pots and pans you’re using. Kitchens can now be equipped with larger, farm sinks and overhead spray nozzles to make quick work of produce or dirty dishes. You can even place a grate directly over the sink to allow all that produce to dry quickly.
A Modern Kitchen Design Can Give You More Prep Space
Kitchen remodeling can also make food preparation easier with more counter space and elbow room. Home chefs love the simplicity that a kitchen island can bring to kneading dough and cutting vegetables. Great lighting allows for a better view when chopping and cutting. An open concept also welcomes family or guests to sit and talk while the cook continues with food prep. A larger, more efficient dishwasher also speeds up the clean-up process. These days rinsing is optional – save time by dropping those dirty dishes directly into the dishwasher. A quieter run cycle means you don’t have to leave the room to continue the conversation.
Start Your Kitchen Remodeling Project Now!
You dream of preparing healthy meals for yourself and your family, however, you don’t have the space or the tools in your current kitchen to make it happen. You dread the clean-up and you don’t have the space for all the latest gadgets. Now is the time to make your dream a reality!
Our team of designers and construction professionals can guide you through the process of remodeling your kitchen so that you can have an enjoyable, stress-free experience.
Contact us (859-331-8100) today to make an appointment!
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- Design – We carefully design the space, keeping your desires as the foundation of our creativity.
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