Our Top 5 Kitchen Accessories for Your New Home
Kitchens are the heart of the home! Here are our Top 5 Kitchen Accessories to include when you build your new home.
Top 5 Kitchen Accessories
Number 1: Butler's Pantry
It is not always possible to integrate a butler's pantry into your home but if you can I say: do it!
Butler's Pantries have so many different uses. They can be utilised for storage, as a preparation area, as a kitchenette or even as a second smaller kitchen. They are a fantastic way to consolidate messes and keep your main kitchen area clean and tidy.
I recommend including at least a sink, oven, fridge or microwave, along with some bench space to get the most out of the butler's pantry.
Number 2: Drawers
Kitchen drawers are a must have! They are a convenient alternative to cupboards that can often turn into an endless void for containers, pots, pans and groceries. There are so many nifty storage solutions available too to help you get the most out of your drawers. I recommend taking the time to plan out your kitchen. Even if you don't implement the storage solutions through your builder, it will help to have the right sized drawers in the right places.
Number 3: Breakfast Bar
Aside from giving you a little extra bench space, breakfast bars are handy for families big and small. Whether breakfast is served, the kids are doing homework, or dinner is plated up for the few diners who are home to eat it. Breakfast bars in your kitchen are great for concentrating mess to one area. They can also be a great way to incorporate dining space into smaller homes. Some modern homes forgo a dining room altogether and simply incorporate a designated dining space onto their kitchen bench.
Number 4: Kitchen Tap
The kitchen tap is in inclusion for both style and functionality. I recommend doing your research. Find out what will be included as standard and think about the style of kitchen tap that is on your wish list. Some kitchen taps are designed to be a feature and it may be a relatively inexpensive compromise if there are other kitchen upgrades that you desire that are just out of your budget.
Whether it's a multifunction tap, sleek and simple gooseneck tap, matte black look, or antique style – the tap will add style and feel to your kitchen even before it is furnished.
Number 5: Power Outlets
Never underestimate the number of power outlets you will need in your kitchen. Think about the appliances you use every day, the ones you're currently always unplugging so you can use another appliance. Think about where in the kitchen the outlets will be most useful – right around clear stretches of benchtop, near the corners where you are likely to sit the coffee machine or toaster, and on the sides of your island bench.
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