Sometimes when it is time for that home kitchen makeover in Scottsdale, you may have no idea where to begin. There are general ideas for making your kitchen space more efficient and convenient, but the specifics become challenging. Review these five new developments to fine-tune your vision for improving your kitchen:
- Custom countertops: Quartz is taking over from granite. It offers an easy-to-maintain natural stone exterior that stands up to scratches, burns and chips. If your budget does not allow for a fully-quartz countertop, consider using it for built-in butcher blocks, pastry slabs or decorative inlay. While adjusting your countertops, consider adding shelving with attractive exotic woods like mahogany.
- Computer technology: If your iPad is being used by another family member or you just do not wish to dig it out of your office, check out that news story on your refrigerator. No, that is not a misstatement—the Samsung HomePAD has an Internet display right next to the water and ice dispenser. The interactive trends are expanding to kitchen appliances, and while HomePAD is a prototype, it makes a strong suggestion of things to come.
- Touch-activated faucets: Germs frequently spread through fixtures, and when you consider how much you touch faucets after cutting meat or working in the garden, it is easy to see how that happens. By turning on a faucet with just one touch, the germ-spreading is kept to a minimum. It also makes it easier to turn off the water when you’re between tasks, which makes saving water easier.
- Rethinking the drawer: Drawers are no longer limited to utensils or hiding useless objects until they are too full to close. Now, you can choose drawers with deep pockets for heavier items, like pots, pans and bake ware. These items become more accessible, as you will no longer have to bend down to dig them out of the back of a cabinet. For the smaller items, you can add customized dividers for more neatness and organization. Drawers can even be used for appliances. Side-opening ovens open with a drawer rather than a swinging door, which prevents crouching and bending. Microwave ovens and drawer-style dishwashers also benefit from this design. With a few adjustments, you can have the ultimate accessible kitchen.
- Built-in coffee center: Much like the built-in microwave, the built-in coffee center looks to save counter space. As this is often an essential appliance in many households, there is no reason not to treat it like other major appliances. It can be designed into a customized look and still retain the features of countertop models, so you can continue to program it and activate the auto-off option. If you wish to avoid your morning coffee stop, you can choose coffee centers that also create espresso and cappuccino drinks, but rather than foam your own milk or wait in line, all you need to do is press one button.
For a skilled and intelligent kitchen makeover in Scottsdale, contact the team at Roadrunner Custom Remodeling, Inc. today.