3 Upgrades to Make in Your Kitchen for Increased Convenience
If you weren't one of the 14% of homeowners who had plans to make improvements to their kitchens in 2018, it may be time to take action. The kitchen is one part of the home that should be clean and organized. Fortunately, there are plenty of small upgrades you can make for added convenience in your kitchen, and this article is going to explore a few of them. Pullout trash can: Waste bins are something found in almost every kitchen. Trash and recycling bins are important, but they can take up quite a bit of room if they're not located in a good place in the kitchen. While most homeowners have them sitting against the wall or by a door, more and more people are choosing a pullout shelf for their trash and recycling units. A pullout unit effectively hides the bins out of the way but also makes them easily accessible. So if you're looking for a better storage option for your replacement trash cans, consider installing a pullout shelf. Under-cabinet lighting: Lighting is important in the kitchen -- whether it's next to the stove, above the sink, or near the island, lighting can help people be more productive in the kitchen. But it's crucial to have lighting in the right places. And one place many homeowners neglect when it comes to lighting is underneath cabinets. Under-cabinet lighting, or task lighting, can help people do things like prepare food on countertops that may have cabinets right above them. This type of lighting can help illuminate spaces that may otherwise be poorly lit. It's amazing what you can accomplish with some discrete LED tape lighting. Spice storage units: Organizations is essential in a kitchen. But perhaps one of the most complicated objects to effectively store and organize are spices. With what seems like hundreds of jars and bottles to keep track of, spice storage can help homeowners quickly find what they're looking for. Whether it's a cabinet filler organizer, a pullout shelf, or another storage solution, properly organizing and storing spices can make a huge difference in being able to easily find the necessary spice. So whether you're looking for a better place for your replacement trash cans, wanting to store your spices more effectively, or just want additional light, these small improvements can make a big difference in your kitchen.