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I like the see through glass shelves leading to the back
I know this seems like no-brainer, but before I had it I never knew how useful it could be for task lighting and mood lighting. But spring for LEDs. We opted for fluorescent to save money, and we regret it.
Contemporary. A farmhouse sink doesn't have to be just for traditional kitchens. This apron-front sink looks perfect in a contemporary setting. The polished stainless steel with sleek corners and an attached backsplash give the traditional style a modern twist.
Mirror. Additional visual space, a variety of styles and a relatively affordable cost make mirror a great backsplash choice. See how this flashy backsplash material can work in almost any kitchen design.
Recycled tile. Whether salvaged or containing recycled material, recycled tile can add a unique element to your kitchen that's easy on your conscience.
I like how the insides of the cabinets are painted, gives the kitchen some color.
Build in trash receptacles. I'm a little squeamish about keeping a trash can right in my kitchen (yes, I know people do it all the time). So mine stays in the garage, and I gather trash and food scraps in a small grocery bag that I carry outside when I'm done cooking. It's not the most efficient or attractive solution, I freely admit.
Microwaves often take up valuable space on a counter, in an island or in upper cabinetry. If you're tight on space but can't imagine living without a microwave, build it into your backsplash. This fully flush microwave creates a clean and seamless look and works perfectly with the modern decor.
Pedals to turn the water on and off. Turning on the faucet with messy hands can make an even bigger mess. Plumbing pedals, like the ones in this kitchen, can help confine the mess. Just like at the doctor's office, you can use your foot to turn the sink on — hot water, cold water or both.
An undercounter composting unit like this one means you can just wipe all of your food waste off the counters and into your bin before it goes out to the garden. Put one in your countertop where you do most of your prep work to make composting easy to remember and do
A mixer garage. This surprising twist on the ordinary mixer shelf helps keep this appliance out of the way but easy to access. A tambour-style door lifts up, while the entire shelf pulls forward.
A handy step stool. It's always great to have a leg up for extra-high upper cabinetry, but where on earth should you store the step stool? An ultrathin model can slip right inside a discreet drawer. This homeowner managed to sneak one inside a toe kick.
A protected pet station. The kitchen tends to be the best place for feeding pets, but those metal bowls full of kibble and water always seem to get underfoot. A built-in feeding station keeps things tidy and out of the way. This pet food station has a drawer above each bowl for treats, medication or leashes.
I like the shelves for cookbooks or vases or whatever
Tech corner. Plan for a small space where you can wire in a TV, desktop or laptop computer or just display an iPad. There are thousands of recipes and how-to videos online. Include a tech corner next to your countertop and bake right alongside your favorite demonstration video or cooking show.
Foot pedals for kitchen sink - sanitary while cooking.
Mirrored backsplash. Open a small kitchen by using mirror instead of tile as a backsplash behind the sink or range. Just be aware that an antiqued mirror will hide splatters better than a clear version.
bar and storage area for entertaining.
Comfy bar chairs!!