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Kitchen Trends to Fit Your Home

Posted on June 28, 2016 by kim

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a gathering space, so it should be beautiful and welcoming for family and guests.

The experts at Whole Home have the skills and knowledge to turn your kitchen into a gourmet gathering space that is perfect for your family. Read on for kitchen trends and how to integrate them in your home.

Large islands add storage and prep space, valuable commodities in any kitchen. Most islands have overhangs to add stools for an extra seating area, which are great for giving a boost to smaller helpers. We have another idea: build a lower level on the end of your island. The kids get their own prep space without having to balance on stools, and friends who would be more comfortable sitting in a table-height chair rather than standing for long periods can more easily lend a helping hand.

Gone are the days of plain white or walnut cabinets. Many newer kitchens are being outfitted with gray cabinets and are using different woods to add visual interest in the kitchen. Selecting cabinet color is just part of the challenge, however. While extending cabinets to the ceiling adds storage, it’s not practical. Most people can’t reach the top shelves, and climbing on the counters to reach dishes or ingredients is dangerous.

Local company, Richelieu Hardware, has a unique solution that we love. Their pull-down cabinet systems offer the ability to access hard-to-reach spices and utensils, and they have solutions that can be installed and used with the cabinet doors remaining closed, or open. You can learn more about them here.

One last tip - allow extra space between the counters and island for easy maneuverability. A little extra space is great for when you’re loaded down with groceries, have extra helpers in the kitchen

trying to maneuver around each other, or when friends with mobility challenges come to visit.

Above all, your kitchen should be a place where you and your family are comfortable gathering. Call the team at Whole Home and we’ll help you design your dream kitchen.



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