28 October 2008

Kitchens have become the functional and social hubs for many families. Of course everyone one the best for kitchen, include the design, the appliances, storage, utensils and all stuff that were needed. But, there’s always a design flaw in each kitchen, and this flaw can be changed to make the space more workable.

There’s always a problem for many people when want to start make a changing for their kitchen; tight budget, building restrictions, tiny condominium where you must work with the space allotted, it’s horrible. Do I have options to transform my kitchen? Yes, of course. Let’s check this out.

Appliances
Energy efficiency is a key factor to keep in mind when purchasing home appliances. It is usually more cost-effective to purchase household appliances with high efficiencies.

For homeowners who entertain regularly the kitchen wine refrigerator has become very popular. There are even counter-top fridges to keep just a few bottles at a time properly chilled. Install a tile back splash on all the walls above the counters, stove and sink. This can quickly change the look of the kitchen and make it easier to clean.

Storage
You can squeeze as many cabinets into your design as possible but always consider the placement. Install a deep cabinet for hold plate and placed it near the dishwasher. While large cabinet with slide out drawers should be placed near the oven. Built in a storage for food and other materials, and other storage for bread storage. This design will give the kitchen a cleaner look. Change the cabinet and drawer knobs. This is a very simple and affordable option that will give the kitchen an extra special touch.

Put a wire basket on the inside of the cabinet under the sink on the back of the cabinet door to hold trash bags and other frequently used items.

Counter Space
Counter space is needed so that can make you easier to work coz there is free space. Don’t cover this area with appliances too much. If the difference in floor space is a matter of a few square feet, plan your design with deeper counters.

This Counter can be made from granite, marble and stainless steel but it’s expensive. For lower price you can make it from laminate. Different materials can make different environment.

For example, marble and granite offer cool surfaces for handling dough while the butcher block allows one to easily chop and prepare food. You can also combine those materials to create a unique look and a more functional kitchen.

Sinks
If you are in an apartment or a small house, a large sink in the kitchen can serve double duty as a utility sink. Large sink can make your job easier to clean large pots and pans, and is a great place to stash the dirty pots before you have a chance to rinse.

Install water heater on the sink. Installing such a device will usually replace the sprayer or soap. This really useful if you indulge in a cup of tea or instant coffee each day.

Roll-Out Pantry
If there isn't enough room for a closet pantry, install roll-out pantries. These can be pulled out to view the items you have, but rolled back into a space about 18 inches wide and 5-1/2 feet tall. If there isn't room for any type of pantry, consider converting a closet outside of the kitchen to a storage area for fine china, large pots and infrequently used items.

Lighting
Under-counter lighting and clean halogen lights can make the space appear larger and more comfortable.

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