If your home was built several decades ago, chances are that not a lot of thought went into planning the functionality of your kitchen. The term ‘open concept kitchen’ seemed to be unknown until the past several years, which means many of us have small, cramped kitchens that are difficult to work in, much less entertain our guests. At Prince & Sons, as a Bishop Cabinets dealer, we’re proud to help many of our clients turn their dreams of a new, functional kitchen into a reality with new cabinets.
In this blog, we’ll give you some ideas for how to improve the functionality of your kitchen during a kitchen renovation.
As mentioned above, many dated kitchens have limited cabinetry, which can make it difficult to store the mountains of kitchen appliances and other must-haves in your kitchen. By adding new cabinets to your kitchen, you can create an area where you finally have the space to store all of your kitchen essentials. By working with a local general contractor you can potentially reconfigure walls to allow for a larger kitchen with more cabinetry.
Add a Kitchen Island
Another way to add some space and functionality to your kitchen is with a new island. An island can help to break up your kitchen and allow you to have a central area that you can use to serve food, as well as for additional storage and seating. Some of our clients have even moved their cooktop, or added a second sink to their island for added functionality.
When redesigning your kitchen, it’s critical to make every inch count. One challenge is dealing with corner cabinets. Thankfully with versatile options from cabinetmakers like Bishop Cabinets, you can install a corner cabinet, such as a lazy Susan for added storage and versatility.
Glass kitchen cabinet doors offer a way to show off some of your more visually appealing kitchen items. Use these cabinets to showcase your fine china, giving you a much more versatile way to display your most prized kitchen possessions.
Make your refrigerator blend in with your kitchen by using matching refrigerator end panels that fully enclose your refrigerator. This gives you a much more uniform and modern look.
Lighting in a kitchen is one area that often gets overlooked. If you have old, outdated fluorescent fixtures in your kitchen, it’s time for an upgrade. Talk with your general contractor about recessed lighting as well as LED under cabinet lighting to give your kitchen that warm and cozy feel.
If you’re tired of trying to use your kitchen that lacks function, and are ready for a fresh start, now’s the time to give the general contractors at Prince & Sons a call. We would be happy to come to your home and help you come up with a functional kitchen design that suits your needs.
Give us a call today at 919-383-0888, or feel free to reach out to us through our online form. We look forward to working with you soon.