Hidden Kitchen Upgrades Behind Closed Doors

 Kitchens are the “heart and soul” of your home.  Kitchens should be functional and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.  Clean and free of clutter.  There are so many selections that many people are not aware of that can be added when ordering new cabinets or added later where possible to existing cabinets.  These items will make your life easier and more streamline and only you will know because most of these are behind                     “CLOSED DOORS”

Here are just a few for your review and knowledge.

Sweep up your crumbs into a working suction vacuum built right into the toe  kick

Sweep up your crumbs into a working suction vacuum built right into the toe kick

Surprise...lots of empty space for drawers in toe kicks and all you do is use you toe to open as this is a touch latch opener.

Surprise…lots of empty space for drawers in toe kicks and all you do is use your  toe to open as this is a touch latch opener.

Convenient pullouts at eye level for easy access.

Convenient pullouts at eye level for easy access.  Use shorter end drawers for “junk drawers” cause we all have them.

Built-in cabinet pantry with french door style opening and full extension pullout drawers

Built-in cabinet pantry with french door style opening and full extension pullout drawers

Use end panel to create an inside chalk/erase board, cork board, key holder and organizer.

Use end panel to create an inside chalk/erase board, cork board, key holder and organizer.

Spice rack pullouts for the most easiest convenience ever as they are right where you use them.

Spice rack pullouts for the most easiest convenience ever as they are right where you use them.

Pullouts and drawer storage are so convenient.  Trash pullout, lower bottle pullout and drawer pullout with full extension an easy on the back   No more stooping.

Pullouts and drawer storage are so convenient. Trash pullout, lower storage pullout and drawer pullout with full extension glides and easy on the back.  No more stooping.

Easy glide full depth extensions also some can have double stack interior drawer to keep organized.

Easy glides with  full depth extension also some can have double stack interior drawer to keep organized with dividers.

Ironing board, desk and organizational unit.

Hidden Ironing board with desk and organizational unit.

Drawers are better than doors on the bottom cabinets.  No bending and searching.  These have dividers for plates and cookware.

Drawers are better than doors on the bottom cabinets. No bending and searching. These have dividers for plates and cookware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why hire an interior designer = saving money!

I know that most people pride themselves when they own a home. It’s a great accomplishment and one of the most expensive things that you can achieve.

Ok, so now you have your dream home….but the dream is not just the home ownership. You probably would also love to be house proud and show off your style inside as well.

Many people will go out to a furniture store and purchase what is the fastest or least expensive thing to buy and fill up the rooms just to have something. My belief is to have a plan first and take your time. You will probably be in your home for many years and the filling of the home with furniture and decorating should be a fun experience.

If you wish to do your home on your own, I still feel that getting an expert like a designer would be worth hiring so that you have a plan and a goal for purchasing the correct items. This way you are not making costly mistakes. You have a color scheme, a selection of furniture and a design to make the purchases. Then shop away.

If you are not confident to do all of this even with this plan, then retain the designer to shop with you or purchase on your behalf. The designer will go as slowly or as quickly as you wish. Don’t forget to go all the way to the end. This means right down to the last accessory!

If you have a floor plan and need some help, please ask me. We can do this through email, and phone calls.

Check out the Ideabook Blog photos from houzz.com

Any of these photos can be done at any price point level. A designer will be your best source in order to accomplish this process.