Whether you love to experiment with your cooking or consider it to be just another household necessity, a souped-up kitchen can have a huge impact on your everyday life. If you’re considering having a re-fit, you might as well go the whole hog and throw in everything you can (including the kitchen sink!) to make the most of the most important room in the house…
So in a perfect world, here’s a list of the ultimate accessories that will make a gorgeous new kitchen seem even more appealing than ever:
Drawer Organisers – We’re all used to the idea of using a standard cutlery tray to organise that top drawer, but why stop there? There are inserts to organise crockery, knives and even specific utensils, so you’ll never find yourself rooting around for the cheese knife ever again.
Secret Plug Sockets – If you’re pushed for wall space or just don’t like to have lots of plug sockets on display, a plug port is a cunning device that provides a row of sockets for easy access by all your kitchen appliances, and then when you’re finished it can be neatly concealed in your worktop or overhead wall cabinet.
The Kitchen Clock – If nowhere else in your house, the kitchen is the ideal place to make a statement with your clock. Here you can be bold with a traditional station clock, a minimalistic digits-only arrangement or a funky utensil theme.
Appliance Hinge – It’s hard to imagine surviving without microwaves and washing machines these days, but that doesn’t mean you always want them to be on display. Appliance hinges allow you to keep your kitchen looking clean and clutter free, and then glide up easily to provide access to your creature comforts when you need them.
Work Surface Savers – After installing your beautiful new worktops, the last thing you want is for a hot pan to leave a mark behind it. Worktop savers come in a range of styles and designs, from glass plates to sleek steel rods that slot neatly into your stone or wooden surface and provide vigilant protection from any heat.
Magnetic Knife Rack – There’s something very stylish about seeing a row of beautiful chef’s knives suspended on the kitchen wall, safely out of the reach of any little visitors, but always easily accessible when you’re in the midst of cooking up a storm.
Storage Solutions – No matter how much space you have in your kitchen, the gadgets and dinnerware seem to expand to fill it. So the more storage solutions you can include the better; from pull-put larders and spice racks to clever corner units, you’ll be amazed how much more you can squeeze in with a little creative thinking.
Written by Nicky Hand. The kitchen is the focal point of the home, so it’s worth getting it right. If you need advice to plan your ideal kitchen then try CK Kitchens, who can help to create kitchens for any budget.