Modern Mods: 5 Updates for your Kitchen
Perhaps you’re in the initial planning stages of your dream kitchen, or maybe you’re looking for those all-important details to update a classic kitchen – regardless of where you are in your project, don’t forget about those mod-cons that can completely transform a kitchen. Not only do these finishing touches look great, they’re supremely useful. Here are our top 5 recommendations:
Any kitchen worth its salt should have ample storage space, so that it’s as functional as it is beautiful. But there are a lot of neat little design tricks that can really elevate your cupboards. Take the pocket door – when open, the doors simply slide back into the cabinetry, leaving you with plenty of space to continue prepping food or serving nibbles to your guests. This feature can really update a pantry, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for storage.
When picking out your appliances, switch things up and add a Tepan-Yaki grill, incorporated right into a worktop. With two independent heat panels, this Japanese inspired appliance can be used to grill, fry and sauté, so that you have the perfect equipment to cook up that new recipe you’ve been wanting to try. This update means advanced cooking is that little bit more simple.
Boiling Water Tap
Boiling water taps are a hot new addition to the kitchen sink, and it’s not hard to see why; instant boiling water can save you money and decrease your energy usage, as you’ll no longer have to wait for the kettle to boil to make tea, coffee, or a pasta dish. Because this design feature has become increasingly popular, technology has advanced quickly, and boiling water taps are well insulated so that they’re very safe to use, too.
Addressing the ever-present issue of balancing aesthetic with function, the latest technology has converted extractor fans from a fairly clunky necessity to a great design feature. Choose between a retractable downdraft extractor, which can be installed directly into a worksurface or breakfast bar, to be stored away when not needed, or a dropdown cooker hood that is so stylish it becomes a favourite detail of both designer and client.
Nothing can update your kitchen like switching on a light, and again, there are lots of exciting modern developments to pick from. Integrated LED lights, installed underneath worktops and cabinets or into splashbacks, provide light exactly where you need it most, without interrupting your seamless design. Many of our customers are asking for colour change LEDs, too, so the atmosphere can be adjusted in seconds, from bright white for cooking to a soft amber, or even a red, when your guests arrive for dinner. Otherwise, a bold pendant light can really lift the design of your existing kitchen.
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