Big or small, today’s kitchens are the heart of the home, and a place you’re sure to spend a lot of your time. With countless options and gadgets to choose from, think about how you use (or want to use) your kitchen and prioritize the upgrades that make sense for your lifestyle.
Read on for both modest and pricey kitchen upgrades worth splurging on in your new home!
For an open concept kitchen that melds with your living space, a counter-depth refrigerator is a great choice because of its sleek profile. Counter-depth units are shallower and usually wider and taller than standard refrigerators, providing a polished look and offering a little extra room for foot traffic. However, if clearance isn’t an issue but cubic footage is, stick with a standard refrigerator because counter-depth units are more expensive.
A prep sink or veggie sink will come in handy if there is more than one cook in the house. Ideal for a large island where the bulk of the food preparation takes place, a prep sink will help reduce the number of laps you’ll take while getting dinner ready.
Under Cabinet Lighting
Can there ever really be enough light in the kitchen? Under cabinet lighting is an easy upgrade that can make measuring, chopping, and reading recipes easier on the eyes. Add in a few dazzling pendant lights, and the kitchen will be beautiful as well as functional.
TV and Sound System
A true splurge, including a TV and sound system is a nice touch for a kitchen that is also the social hub of the home. Watch your favorite cooking show for inspiration, or avoid missing the big game while you host a party.
Mini Fridge or Wine Storage
Bottles and cans take up a lot of space in the refrigerator, so a mini fridge would be a convenient kitchen upgrade for those who love to entertain. Wine enthusiasts can opt for a wine storage unit designed to maintain the perfect temperature and conditions for their collections.
Style is an important part of creating a happy place to work and play. Finding the perfect accent piece can bring a touch of personality to your kitchen, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Whether it’s a fabulous granite slab for the island countertop, intricate scrollwork, or a vibrant paint color, the right accent piece will add life to your kitchen.