5 Must-Haves for the Perfect Kitchen

5 Must-Haves for the Perfect Kitchen

If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, chances are you’ve got a lot to consider when it comes to design and decor. While you get caught up in the excitement of styling your dream space, it’s easy to forget the more important functional elements.

Here are five key ingredients for the perfect kitchen:

Breakfast bar with overhang
A must-have commodity in modern kitchens. Island benches or breakfast bars are the perfect way to separate the living area from the kitchen. They’re also great for social gatherings!  If you’re planning to include a breakfast bar in your kitchen, ensure you include an overhang as this will provide legroom for those sitting on bar stools.

Large sink
Double-bowl undermount is the sink of choice. Not only do the offer a clean, under-bench top look, they can accommodate larger dishes such as baking trays when washing. Depending on the brand, sized-to-fit cutting or drain boards can be purchased separately, providing extra preparation or dish-drying space.

Pull-out bin
Rubbish bins are not an item you want to draw attention to, so keep them out of sight inside a drawer or cabinet. Cabinet makers can install a double bin for separating rubbish and recycling.

Deep drawers
Plentiful storage is must-have design element in any kitchen, and soft-closing deep drawers are the way to go. They are easy to open and save you getting down on your hands and knees to retrieve items stuck at the back.

Service shelf
Clever cabinetry can keep your kitchen from looking cluttered. If you don’t have the luxury of a walk-in or butler’s pantry, service shelves are the next best thing. Set at bench height with either hinged, bi-fold or roller doors, they provide easily accessible storage space for small appliances such as kettles, toasters or coffee machines, and can be left open while in use. Speak to an electrician prior to the install to have power points included.