Since it’s a brand new year I thought I’d throw out a few newer items and ideas present in the interior design market for you to consider.
If you are lucky enough to be building a new home you’ll soon be getting a brand new kitchen which is very exciting. A kitchen of today, whether brand new or remodeled, will be a bit more convenient if you incorporate a few of the following ideas into it. Hold on to your hats; these items aren’t cheap but boy are they smart.
Charging station: With today’s gadgets we all need one. Hide the station behind a “garage door” or in a drawer if you don't want to see it. Be sure to put it in a convenient place for the whole family to use.
Induction Cooktop: These aren’t cheap. My own induction tea kettle is AHHHmazing but I haven’t had the pleasure of cooking on an induction cooktop. Be aware that you can’t just use any pan. According to Wikipedia, “Stainless steel pans will work on an induction cooking surface if the base of the pan is a magnetic grade of stainless steel. If a magnet sticks well to the sole of the pan, it will work on an induction cooking surface.“
Dual Fuel Range: These have gas cooktops and electric ovens. This isn’t so new; I’ve had one for years but I love it and thought it was worth mentioning. More and more people are catching on to this and it’s a trend in the industry.
Undercounter Fridge and Freezer drawer/s: Yup, these go under your counter top. They are separate from the actual refrigerator or freezer. These are super handy used for snacks, especially for kids. The above pictured one is from Sub-Zero.
Coffee Stations … in the BEDROOM: I’m not a coffee drinker and personally think ithis idea is over the top but hey, if you are a die-hard coffee drinker and your bedroom is a mile or so from the kitchen then why not!
Are you all wishing for a new kitchen now? For now, perhaps one change is enough to shoot for. Let’s all be thankful for what we have but keep an eye to the future.
Happy New Year.