The kitchen is one of the most popular spots for upgrading when remodeling any part of the home. It’s where you spend the majority of your time, so it should be a space that makes you comfortable and happy. Have some outdated appliances? If it’s time to upgrade them on their own or as part of a remodel, think outside the box and take a look at some of the newest trends in appliances:
Counter Depth Refrigerator
Counter-depth refrigerators are typically less than 30 inches deep as opposed to a standard refrigerator which almost always sticks out from the counter and cabinetry. By upgrading to a counter depth option, you’ll achieve a more streamlined look as it effortlessly blends in with the counter space. It will also be easier to retrieve items since you don’t have to reach so far back. These refrigerators are typically a little taller as well, so you won’t necessarily be sacrificing any food storage space. A counter-depth refrigerator is especially useful in a smaller kitchen that may be tight on space.
If you spend most of your time in the kitchen cooking and baking for family, friends, or just yourself, a double-oven range may be a great upgrade decision. It’s also a smart option to cook multiple items at the same time if you need to make them at different temperatures.
Third Shelf Dishwasher
One of the biggest design changes for modern dishwashers is the addition of a third rack. The third rack is typically a tray that slides at the top of the dishwasher, making extra space available. It may also clean your silverware better than the usual bottom basket as it has more room to “breathe” by laying flat on a rack. It’s also a great place to put small lids and straws that could easily be lost in a typical dishwasher.
Top Button Dishwasher
Adding to new dishwasher options, there is also the aesthetically pleasing top button dishwasher. This means the controls are at the top of the loading door as opposed to being on the front. It gives a sleek and smooth appearance which is especially appealing to the minimalist lifestyle.
Black Stainless Appliances
The typical silver stainless steel you see may be on its way out to make room for the rise of black stainless. One of the biggest benefits is that the black stainless look is much more resistant to smudges and fingerprints, saving you time when it comes to cleaning the outside of the appliances. They also pair perfectly with white or grey cabinetry.
Be sure to choose what is best for you and your lifestyle when shopping for new appliances. Have fun with it as well and make your kitchen a happy place!