Whether it is a modern city apartment or a country farmhouse, kitchens are the nucleus of any home. With the demands that our fast-paced contemporary society places on us, there are various features which modern kitchens irrefutably benefit from.
If you are revamping an existing kitchen, starting a kitchen entirely from scratch, or are simply interested in what your kitchen may be missing, then read on and take a look at what features you need in a modern, fitted kitchen, not only to help create a beautiful environment, but to help make your life more convenient.
Some recommended features in a modern kitchen include some of the following:
- A large fridge/freezer
- An ample-sized oven
- An energy-efficient dishwasher
- An island worktop
A large fridge/freezer
Modern fridges have never been ‘funkier’ and come in a huge range of designs and colours, meaningthat the task of finding one that will complement the style of your kitchen should not be difficult. Small and pokey fridge designs mean that you cannot fit much food in them, thus meaning trips to the supermarket are required more often.
Save money and time by installing a large fridge in your kitchen which has an ample-sized freezer compartment attached. Not only will you be able to cram enough food and drinks in it to last the whole week, but getting into the habit of freezing left-over dishes will save you both time and money.
An ample-sized oven
Even in smaller sized kitchens, you should aim to install the largest oven as you can. Not only do large, aga-style ovens make a great aesthetical feature in a house, but they are also often more practical than smaller ovens.
Ovens which are equipped with a grill and a stove on top are preferable to standard ovens, as cooking multiple components to a meal can be achieved with ease – essential for families in which each member demands a different meal! If your household has a tendency to hold dinner parties, a hot plate which keeps plates warm on top of the oven will prove to be an invaluable asset in a modern kitchen.
An energy-efficient dishwasher
Time is firmly of the essence in contemporary society. Precious time spent washing up can be avoided if you have a dishwasher installed in your kitchen. Whilst these powerful machines may require a lot of energy, modern dishwashers are being made to be more energy efficient.
As sustainability and eco-friendliness is another key component of modern kitchens, you will be able to throw your dishes in the dishwasher and sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that your modern little helper is not grossly contributing to the ozone layer!
An island worktop
You simply cannot get enough work space in a modern kitchen. Not only do island worktops make a stylish addition to a modern kitchen, but they are also extremely practical, providing you with additional work space to prepare meals and, when accompanied with a couple of stools, an additional place to eat.
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