Many homeowners with a passion for cooking desire a kitchen that mirrors those of renowned chefs. To achieve this, various design elements and simple upgrades can be incorporated to create the ideal kitchen that combines ultimate functionality with sophisticated style.

Faucet makeover

Culinary enthusiasts spend a lot of time at the sink. A faucet that simplifies tasks is a necessity and the Brizo Solna Articulating Kitchen Faucet is a culinary-driven innovation offering flexibility and control in the kitchen. Boasting crisp, contemporary lines, the articulating arm can be adjusted to position the two-function spray wand at various heights and angles — extend the arm up or outward to fill large pots or lower into the sink to reduce splash during clean-up. Beyond function, its Scandinavian inspiration brings a streamlined architecture to any kitchen.

Storage space

Just as great recipes call for top-quality ingredients, great kitchens need excellent tools. Maximizing storage is key for those with an impressive collection of kitchen tools and culinary essentials. Avoid overwhelming renovations and make the most of storage options by thinking “outside the cabinet” to fully accommodate needs.

For a crisp, modernized look, arrange pots and pans in a line on the wall with a linear rack. Take organization a step further by incorporating a magnet bar for sharp utensils, ensuring tools are close at hand without getting in the way. Store culinary tools and flatware in expandable drawer dividers to ensure all cabinet space is utilized and the counter remains clutter-free.

Inside garden

Bring the outside in with a miniature herb garden for fresh flavor enhancements when you need them. Spaces in front of a kitchen window with natural light are ideal for an indoor garden.

Various herbs in 3- or 4-inch pots can be grouped together in stylish trays to keep humidity high. For an extra splash of color, add edible flowering plants to the garden, such as lavender, lemongrass and violet. These homegrown herbs can be used as garnishes, to layer flavor into a dish or even in cocktails for at-home entertaining.

Designated task stations

Commercial restaurants work well with cooking stations for seamless preparation and execution. Designate specific areas for every facet of meal preparation to aid in overall organization and evoke the look and feel of a five-star kitchen in your home.

In most top-rated kitchens, food preparation is commonly performed between the sink and refrigerator to ensure all needs are met for retrieving, rinsing and chopping. Added elements like a deep sink and wide counter space make these tasks efficient and restaurant quality.

Transforming the kitchen into a chef-centered space is simple with clean, purposeful upgrades. For additional information on the Solna Articulating Faucet or to learn about other Brizo product offerings, visit www.brizo.com. –(BPT)

This is the next post in our Home Addition Guide series. We have introduced the guide and reviewed the first two steps. In this post, we will talk about steps three and four of the guide. So far, you should have been able to ask yourself some good questions to help determine what you are looking for in a home addition. You should also have explored some potential ideas for your home addition.

At this point you are probably starting to feel a bit overwhelmed. Never fear, the third step in the Cipriani Remodeling Solution’s Home Addition Guide will help you take the next step. Step three will assist you in finding the addition expert for your project.

In order to bring your wants and needs into clearer focus its best to reach out to an expert who can help move you ahead in the process with confidence and ease. With so many unknowns and unanswered questions running through your head, do your research to nail down a professional home remodeling service in your area that can provide the architect and design services needed to move forward on your project. Be diligent in your search – ask for referrals, check reviews, look at credentials, interview candidates, check references, get estimates. Implementing these steps will ensure you are collaborating with the prefect partner. Once you complete step three, step four will begin the fun part of your renovation project. Shopping for the finishing touches will be a breeze with an expert in tow.

Step four is all about the design and shopping. Working hand-in-hand with your design/build team, you’ll now develop a fully workable plan down to the smallest of details. Together, you’ll go shopping for products, pick colors, find the best deals, tweak the design and layout and create the final written plan. From the roof to the floors, you’ll be guided in choosing the right materials that fit your home and your budget. Often times you’ll even come across solutions you had never thought were possible, making it a fun and educational process along the way!

Stay tuned to learn more about the Cipriani Remodeling Solution’s Home Addition Guide. For more information, info@ciprianibuidlers.comor visit our Home Addition Guide Page.

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