2020 may not have begun on a good note with the explosion of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with so many of us spending more time at home, there’s never been a better opportunity to oversee those pending renovations and must-do DIY projects around the house.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and naturally, the place most people think of when planning renovations. That means thinking of upgrading any old appliances beginning with your kitchen burner.
In this post, we look at five key upgrades that will make a lasting impact on your kitchen without breaking the bank in these tough pandemic times.
Change Up Your Drawers and Cabinets
Kitchen storage is crucial; drawers and cabinets set the design feel for your kitchen with their façade as well as offer ample storage space for anything from cutlery and crockery to cooking pots.
Ceiling-high cabinets are an excellent option for modern kitchens, especially in smaller homes. This storage solution draws your eye upward and creates the illusion of sophistication and space.
You can also use this added space to store serving dishes, appliances, and cookware that is infrequently used.
Another storage option to consider is the pull-out pantry to store dry foods, spices, drinks, and more. Compared to traditional drawers and cabinets, pull-out pantries are easy to use as finding what you’re looking for doesn’t take long. If your pull-out pantry is 16 inches or more, consider installing roll-out shelves as an alternative to manage the weight.
Replace Out-Dated Countertops
Brand-new countertops may be an expensive undertaking, but in the long run, make a worthy investment.
There are several types of kitchen countertops on the market with the most prominent being granite, marble, soapstone, quartz, and ceramic tile.
Each countertop has its price point with marble and soapstone being more expensive and ceramic tile being more affordable.
Consider the pros and cons of each type of countertop before you make your decision, and always remember to top a portion of your kitchen countertop with an over-sized wooden cutting board for easy food prep.
Change the Lighting
Lighting is the primary design element that sets the ambience for a room.
With today’s new LED lighting, it has become simpler to light up work surfaces adequately to make working in the kitchen a breeze. Also, the various designs and wattage available make it easy for homeowners to create the ambience they want in the kitchen.
You can now install lighting in-drawer, in-cabinet, and under-cabinet lighting to show off your fine china and glassware collection or to make it easier to find kitchen items. What’s more, most of the new lighting options on the market are energy-efficient to keep your utility bills low.
Replace Old Appliances
You cannot claim to be renovating your kitchen without updating your existing appliances like burners, microwaves, ovens, coffee makers, and fridges.
Older appliances not only stick out like a sore thumb ruining your kitchen design, but they are also more likely cumbersome to use and certainly not energy-efficient. The first consideration you should make is to invest in a new gas or electric kitchen burner like those at Goldline. These electric and gas top burners are more sophisticated, energy-efficient and offer benefits and features such as:
- Making meal preparation more comfortable with precision-control cooking
- Quick and easy installation
- Sleek and stylish aesthetics
- Unique compact designs that fit any space
- Safety features that protect your family, pets, and belongings
Reorganize Your Layout
One secret to great kitchen design is the layout.
In the initial planning phases, it is prudent to consider the functionality and workflow of your kitchen to make it easy for you to work in the space. You must think about the storage space and how it will integrate with the flow of washing dishes and cooking.
A great kitchen not only looks good but also meets your needs to accommodate how often you cook or entertain.
Wrapping It Up
Updating your kitchen not only makes it more functional and a joy to use, but also adds value to your home.
If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen during this pandemic period, one of the wisest moves you can make would be to invest in a new kitchen burner.
Contact the experts at Goldline for valuable advice on the best kitchen burner for your home. We have a wide selection of gas and electric kitchen burners that will give your kitchen the design sophistication and functionality it deserves.