The kitchen can be the most expensive room in the house to remodel, so it’s really important to ensure that your money is going on exactly what you want. And as kitchens are practical spaces, you must consider how you use the space as well as how it looks. The aim of this guide is to suggest a few unique features that could completely elevate your kitchen by Fitted Kitchen Glasgow.

Kitchen island

Kitchen Island

If you spend a lot of time cooking, then maximising your counter space is probably at the top of your list of priorities. Installing a kitchen island is a brilliant way to do this as it makes use of entirely unused space and it also provides additional storage room. You can get wheeled islands that you can click into a sitting position, or you can get a built-in island from a bespoke kitchen fitter. If you’re considering a kitchen island, think long and hard about what you want to use your island for, as you can turn it into a bar, a sink and draining board or a food prep area.  You can also add in drawers, ovens, dishwashers, and anything else you can think of.

Warming drawer

If you do a lot of baking, then a warming drawer could make proofing dough a lot easier. Without a proofing drawer bakers have to use strange, inexact methods to proof their dough, such as turning their oven on then off again, or to setting bowls on radiators or in hot presses. A proofing drawer doesn’t take up much space and it will keep your dough at the optimum temperature (35–37°C) and 80–85% humidity.

Wine rack

If you collect bottles faster than you drink them, then a wine rack might be a perfect addition to your kitchen. Just make sure to fit your wine rack so that it isn’t in direct sunlight, as it damages some of the compounds in wine, with delicate white wines being the most at risk. If you want to know about caring for your wine, this article is very comprehensive.

Breakfast bar

Breakfast Bar

Image: an island as a breakfast bar (Source: FlickrLicense)

If your kitchen isn’t quite big enough for a dining table, a breakfast bar might be a good alternative. Perhaps you can even remove your kitchen table and replace it with a breakfast bar, creating more space in your kitchen/dining area. The best thing about a breakfast bar is that it can also double up as bench space while you’re cooking and as a bar when you have a party.

Smaller customisations

The smaller features of a kitchen can often be the most practical or satisfying from a design perspective. Here are a few ideas for you to consider:

  • A hob suitable for a wok. These are getting increasingly popular. They are very large and they burn much more gas than a standard hob. They also have a concave, crater shape to cradle the wok while you cook.
  • You could get your plug sockets fitted under your kitchen units, so that wall sockets can be covered up. This way, when you’re blending something or using another appliance, you aren’t stretching cables across your kitchen. It also looks incredibly neat as your plug sockets are completely out of sight.
  • If you have a coffee machine, grinder, and the rest of the barista paraphernalia, then it might be a good idea to make a coffee station in your kitchen with a closable door or screen to hide the clutter when you aren’t using it. This way, you don’t have to take everything out every morning: you simply open the door and everything you need is waiting there.

We hope we’ve inspired you to get creative with your renovation and that you’re well on your way to making your dream kitchen.