Top 5 Must-Haves for Your New Kitchen

By Jessica Vitullo
Jessica Vitullo
Jessica Vitullo
November 23, 2015 Updated: December 5, 2015

The best part of undergoing a kitchen renovation? You get the opportunity to redo everything: the floors, the cabinetry, countertops, appliances, fixtures—the list goes on. But before you finalize your plans, you might want to work these super-cool features into your kitchen plans. The following is a list of kitchen must-haves!

Double Ovens

If you love to cook—and love to host dinner parties—then your kitchen could definitely use two ovens. Two ovens will make your life easier: not only are there two cooking devices, giving you the opportunity to cook more food at the same time, but having them installed in the wall makes cooking easier on your back. Cooking might be your favourite pastime, but that doesn’t mean it has to be hard on your body.

Double wall ovens also take up less space in the kitchen and are aesthetically pleasing.

Pot Filler

Making a big pot of pasta for the family? Instead of lugging that heavy pot from the cabinet to the sink to fill up and back onto the stove, have a pot filler mounted on the backsplash over the stove. This kitchen feature makes it easy to fill a big pot with water without the danger of carrying it around your kitchen. It’s a simple yet effective way of making your kitchen work better for you.

Pot fillers come in many colours and finishes, making them a neat addition in any kitchen.

Home Office Nook

If you’re working with a kitchen renovation specialist (and we hope you are since a kitchen renovation is not a DIY job), then see if your kitchen space can accommodate a home office nook.

When you’re in the kitchen preparing a meal or trying out a new recipe, how nice would it be to have the television on to keep you company! Instead of printing out a copy of your recipe—and getting it dirty while working with sugar and flour—just keep your computer or laptop open to the page.

An office nook can give you the opportunity to catch up on your favourite show or watch the news while working on your dinner plans.

It’s also a good place to keep your recipe binders organized on a shelf; that way, they’re easily accessible.

Warming Drawer

When cooking, you may find yourself shuffling pots and pans here and there, cooking one item and leaving it on the counter to rest while preparing another.

By the time everyone comes to the table, some things might have cooled off. Keep your food oven-ready with a warming drawer. Usually installed above the oven, it’s almost like an extra oven; it’s an incubator to keep your food warm. They’re small units that won’t take up too much wall space in your kitchen. Not only that, but they work fast and don’t consume copious amounts of electricity.

Hidden Sponge Drawer

Every kitchen has one: that old sponge or pot scrubber that does the trick when it comes to cleaning even the toughest stains and grime. Rather than leave the sponge in or beside the sink, why not hide it from plain sight? Have your kitchen renovation expert build a pull-out cabinet right underneath the sink—it’s the perfect place to store sponges or other cleaning aids, keeping your sink space free and clear.

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