Underrated Kitchen Design Must-Haves

When completing a kitchen remodeling project , you’ll likely start with the basics, like the fridge, sink, and oven. However, there are many other things that are very useful to have that you may not have initially thought to include in your kitchen. Here are some of the most useful items we’ve seen used in our kitchen remodeling projects in St. Louis.

Wine Rack

You may not think of it as an essential, but having a wine rack to store your favorite drinks can really save space on your countertops. There are many different places where you could put a wine rack – you could install a large one in an open wall or even on one side of your island, or you could install a hanging one to save even more space. Not only are wine racks very useful, but they are also quite stylish, so it’s definitely a win-win for your kitchen.

Second Sink

For many people, one sink just isn’t enough, particularly if you enjoy cooking elaborate meals or you have a big family. Installing a second sink on the other side of your kitchen can make a huge difference in the efficiency of cooking and cleaning up, so you can spend more time eating and relaxing with your family instead of keeping the kitchen in order. Installing a second sink will require the help of a plumber, but it will be well worth it in the end.

Trash Cabinet

To keep your kitchen clean and tidy, you’ll want a trash bin that is easy to access, but still discreet enough that it is hidden from view. Many kitchens don’t have room for trash storage, but when you remodel, you can build a specific cabinet for your trash. You can opt for a traditional open-door model, or you can even install a sliding trash can. The benefit of this is that you can also install a separate space for recycling.

Bar Space

If you enjoy being social or just have a large family, then this is definitely one to add to your kitchen. Take one side of your island or counter and add an overhang to turn it into a bar area, or install a bar in front of one of the windows in your kitchen, complete with seating. A bar area is a very convenient place to work or relax, and it’s less formal than sitting at a table, so it makes your kitchen seem more fun.

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