November 22, 2017
Maryland Kitchen Cabinets
When you are remodeling your kitchen, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There are hundreds of elements to consider from the layout and countertop height to backsplash and trim. This is why we take the time to listen to your thoughts and offer solutions and ideas for your new kitchen. At Bath Doctor, we offer many custom kitchen cabinets and features to help you create your dream kitchen.
Deep Storage Drawers
Storage of pots and pans is always an issue, especially for smaller kitchens. You might have seen in home décor magazines how they hang pots and pans from hooks. While it’s not a bad idea, it doesn’t work in all kitchens, and cabinet or drawer space is typically more desirable. Deep drawers are perfect for storing your large pots and pans without handles getting in the way and with a devoted space for lids. Also use them to prevent Tupperware avalanches by neatly stacking your plastic containers.
You know that struggle when you are trying to reach a corkscrew or a pizza cutter in the back of a drawer. This space quickly turns into a dead zone where all rarely-used tools, plates and utensils come to rest in peace. If you have to work with a small kitchen, you can’t afford wasting this underutilized space. Luckily, by installing custom hardware, you can make any drawer fully extend, giving you easy access to those hard-to-reach areas.
If you are eating healthy and making meals at home, you know that not all food belongs in the refrigerator. Such vegetables as potatoes, tomatoes, onions and garlic are better stored at room temperature with good air circulation. And if you cook for a large family, leaving pounds of potatoes and tomatoes sitting on the counter is not an attractive solution. This is when ventilated drawers that allow airflow come in handy. They hide the produce while allowing it to breathe inside a drawer.
Built-in Drawer Dividers
Of course, there are “adjustable” drawer inserts you can buy to keep your drawers organized. The problem with these inserts is that they either don’t fit right, look ugly or slide around. Sometimes, the resulting compartments aren’t wide or long enough to accommodate your items. You won’t have any of these problems when you install drawers with built-in inserts custom designed to your specific storage needs.
There are a few things in your kitchen you might want to show off or keep in a stand-by mode due to frequent use. This could be your coffee maker or a fancy commercial mixer. As for the rest of the appliances and other not-so-attractive kitchen must-haves, you might want to keep them out of sight. Custom trashcan and recycling built-ins are popular in modern kitchens. Not all appliances need built-ins—shelf storage usually gets the job done without overloading your kitchen with nooks and niches.
A Warming Drawer
When your family members are each on their independent schedules, it might be difficult to gather everyone around the table at the same time. A warming drawer gives everyone an opportunity to fix their plate and enjoy a warm meal when the time is right. It also allows you to cook now and eat later without reheating. It can be a big time-saver for a busy household.
There is no such thing as too much counter space. It seems like you could always use more surface area in your kitchen. If you are struggling to squeeze food preparation space into your kitchen layout, consider adding on-demand extensions. Using the same countertop materials, an extension can be hidden inside your island and roll out to offer an extra surface when you need it. It is ideal for giving your child or significant other a prep space to cut up veggies when other surfaces are being used.
There are many ways you can customize your kitchen, but they should all be considered at the design stage. Cabinet support for most of these features has to be calculated and added early on in the project. An experienced Maryland kitchen design and remodeling company will be able to help you select and plan for the features you want to include.
Contact us today for a free quote on your kitchen remodeling project.