For most people, Summer means gatherings, dinner parties, and barbecues. But at the center of these get-togethers, it is food that keeps the conversation going. To ensure that you can adequately cater to your family and guests, it’s time to invest in a well-designed kitchen that will make meal prepping feel less tasking. Here are some ideas you may want to share with your contractor when you schedule a kitchen remodeling near Millstone, NJ.
Expand The Kitchen To The Outdoors
Who does not enjoy having a meal outside during Summer evenings? You can make this easier by extending your kitchen to the outdoors. Consider investing in a stainless-steel preparation area, a quality barbeque grill, and a sink with both hot and cold water. This can make prepping food outside much easier. Or better yet, install bi-fold doors to open the space between your entertaining outdoor areas and the kitchen.
Declutter And Do Some Deep Cleaning
Nothing can motivate you to prepare meals more than a clean and decluttered kitchen. Go through your pantry and check whether there is anything that has expired and needs to be thrown out. You need that extra space when you start prepping Summer meals. Clean your cabinets as you will be using them often. Also, this is the right time to check out your fans. Clean them to remove dust, oil, and debris that can prevent them from being effective.
Change Your Cabinets
If you are tired of the cabinets and want to give your kitchen a facelift, consider replacing them. But if that is not an option, you can change how they look by repainting them. It is an easy fix that will transform the kitchen. You might also want to consider open shelves where you can place cooking ingredients. This is more functional than opening and closing shelves when cooking meals.
Consider An Open Plan Kitchen
If you want to maximize your entertaining capabilities, then consider an open-plan kitchen. You want to get food for your friends without facing a lot of obstacles. A mini-kitchen renovation can be done by eliminating the wall between your kitchen and your living area.
Including A Seating Area
Even as you consider opening up your kitchen, consider adding a seating area if the space allows. The kitchen is the heart of any home, so this upgrade makes sense, especially during Summer. An island bench will provide additional seating space when you have invited many guests. It can also come in handy when you are preparing meals and want companionship.
Add A Pantry
A pantry is a great addition to keep your kitchen clutter-free and allow your appliances to shine. It also makes cleaning effortless because everything is stored safely. You can store the small appliances like the toaster, kettles, and coffee machines in the pantry area so that you have adequate space to prepare meals. Plus, with everything on display in the pantry, making a shopping list will be quicker and easier.
Contact The Professionals
Are you ready to prepare your kitchen for Summer? At Five Star Remodeling, we have been offering kitchen remodeling services for more than 20 years. Our record of delivering quality services speaks for itself. Contact us and we will be happy to implement any upgrades you want.