Most wanted kitchen features?
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|Thu, 09-06-2012 - 10:45pm|
If you could design new or remodel your existing kitchen, or if you have remodeled, what features would you want, or did you insist on?
As most of you may know I did redo my kitchen some years ago, and was able to get a few things that I still love every time I use them.
First of all, all my lower cabinet shelves are full extension drawers. I cannot tell you how much I love pulling out a drawer to get what I want, instead of half crawling into a never well enough lit cupboard.
Also, I love my slide out trash bins. The slide out drawer/platform holds two and I use one for trash and the other to collect aluminum cans for recycling. To be able to work at my counter with my trash bin open right next to me, handy for tossing things as I go or scraping messy stuff right off the counter into the trash, and then close the drawer and have all the mess hidden is heavenly, lol.
A corner cupboard with a turntable is a real space saver, and under cabinet lights are wonderful. One can never have enough light at their work area. Also, a row of outlets along the back of my countertops means I always have enough outlets and always have one where I need it.
But, there are a few things I'd change or add, if I could.
I'd like a turntable in my upper corner cabinet. I have one in the lower corner, but the upper one doesn't have one and things are always getting lost in the back. And I wish the turntable I have on the lower shelves had the doors turn with the turntable. Mine has a bifold door and it sometimes is a little cumbersome to use.
I'd (gladly) trade in my side by side freezer/refrigerator for a fridge on top, freezer on the bottom set up.
I'd like something that would store my big mixer out of sight when not in use, and open up and lift it up to working height when needed.
How about you? What are things you love about your kitchen, and what would you love to have?