The holidays are coming up, and with them, plenty of houseguests. Your kitchen likely could use some adjustments, not only for looks but also for accessibility. If you invest in kitchen remodeling now, you will enjoy an improved cooking area just in time for the holidays. Here are five developments in kitchen remodeling in Jackson, MS that can also help you for the season of houseguests, baking and preparing large meals:
- Custom countertops: Quartz seems to be taking over granite. It stands up well against burns, scratches and chips while offering a low-maintenance exterior. That is the advantage of natural stone. Besides just the material, today’s custom countertops include built-in butcher blocks, marble pastry slabs and decorative material of many textures and forms. Countertops even include shelving units made from attractive wood types. The only limit to your options is personal preference.
- Computerization: Kitchens are joining your iPad and smart phones in the interaction category. Considering the fact that time will soon become a commodity, this could be very helpful. If you really need to see that trending news story, the Samsung HomePAD refrigerator has an Internet display right where you can get water and ice. This development remains in the home-and-garden-show prototype stage, but expect online interaction capabilities to show up with coffee makers and ovens, too. Some models can even be operated from your smart phone!
- Touch-activated faucets: People often think of bathrooms as being the germ vectors of the house, but in reality, it is your kitchen. One way to control this environment is the touch-activated faucet. While it sounds like a gimmick on the same level as “The Clapper,” the utility of the idea is very sound. If you have been cutting meat for that large holiday dinner, turning on a faucet often means contaminating more surfaces. Once your hands are clean, you get to wash the fixture again—giving you one more thing to do in the pandemonium. However, the one touch design keeps germs to a minimum and makes faucet operation easier.
- Drawers and more drawers: Kitchen drawers have evolved beyond silverware and the catchall junk drawer. Now, they offer deeper pockets, which make pots, pans, and small appliances more accessible. Imagine removing the need to kneel on the floor and search the back of the cabinet for that one Tupperware lid or cooking implement you only use on Thanksgiving. You can still have your junk drawer, too, but the addition of customized dividers means improved organization.
- Creative appliance access: Drawers are not just for your stuff. They can also free up counter space by accommodating appliances. Microwaves in drawer form are available, along with side-opening ovens that prevent crouching and bending. Dishwashers are also moving into a drawer style and can even blend in with the cabinetry. This creative development makes for the ultimate accessible kitchen.
- Built-in coffee center: Anti-clutter seems to be the overall trend with remodeling, and it will be appealing to your holiday guests. Even the coffee maker benefits from this trend. Built-in coffee centers integrate into cabinets, much like a microwave oven, and offer options for regular coffee, espresso and cappuccino drinks. Many models include easy push-button operation that will likely replace your morning run to the coffee shop. Models also include many of the same features as their countertop counterparts, including programming and auto-off.
For expert kitchen remodeling in Jackson, MS just in time for the holidays, contact Kitchen Kreators Ltd to take advantage of the latest designs in convenience and accessibility.