Everyone knows the standard kitchen fixtures that can be found in nearly every home: Sink, stove, refrigerator and so on. However, there is an assortment of unique and novel kitchen luxuries that could revolutionize the way you approach your space.
Here are some of the most unexpected and innovative luxury kitchen fixtures and appliances you should consider adding to your kitchen layout:
1. Double ovens
If you are a family that frequently entertains likes to prepare elaborate meals, a double oven is a great way to prepare food easier and in less time. Double ovens are essential when making meals that may require more than one cooking temperature.
With a set of double ovens, you can roast a chicken in one oven while you bake a batch of cookies for dessert in the other!
2. Separate range
While a stove traditionally includes an oven and burner range heating component on top, separating the burner and stove can actually make cooking easier and more efficient. By separating the burner and the oven, you can raise the oven higher so you need to do less bending and stooping.
Meanwhile, the area under your stove range can be used as a storage space. Alternatively, having a cooktop on a centre island can also make for a more attractive and functional kitchen.
3. Under cabinet lighting
Often cabinets, while functional, may create logistical issues by obstructing your overhead lights and creating dark areas. Installing LED under cabinet lighting can fight these shadowy areas and make it easier to prep for meals.
4. Double bowl sinks
While Houzz characterized these sinks as a somewhat "controversial" must-have, many homeowners prefer the ease and efficiency of having a sink broken into two basins. For homeowners who find themselves hand-washing dishes might discover a double bowl sink easier to work with. Alternatively, a double dishwasher can accomplish the same basic effect. This is particularly useful if you entertain or often have highly attended meals.
5. Special prep sink
Another sink alternative to add to a luxury kitchen is to install multiple sinks with different uses. A prep sink—distinct from a sink devoted to washing dishes—is a great way to make use of space and streamline cooking while someone else cleans up.
6. Two-person table
If you have a small kitchen or live in a house with only your partner or spouse, a full-sized dining room table probably isn’t totally necessary. A simple two- or three-person table can save space while still maintaining an attractive and utilitarian overall design.
7. Counter garage
Confused by the name? Do not worry, it is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. According to Better Homes & Gardens, an on-counter garage is an area that houses an appliance you use frequently, but would prefer to remain out of sight when not in use. Like a garage for a car, an on-counter garage often has a roll-up door that can conceal devices like mixers, blenders, microwaves or other appliances.
8. Counter-depth fridge
As fridges expand and hold more and more food, kitchen space comes at a higher premium. If space efficiency is your top priority, something like a counter-depth fridge. A refrigerator that is under 72 cm deep often makes up from the shallowness with greater height. This can visually streamline your kitchen by sitting flush with counters and cabinets.
9. Induction cooktop
Induction cooktops are one of the latest innovations in cooking technology. They use an electromagnetic field below a glass surface rather than direct flame or warming electrical coils. Induction cooktops heat up the pans rather than the cooking surface. The primary result and major benefit of induction cooktops is faster cooking.
For example, according to Consumer Reports, boiling 6 quarts of water takes 2 to 4 minutes less time than a traditional cooktop. At the same time, since the surface of the cooktop is not heated directly, induction is generally safer and easier to clean, particularly if the house has small children. However, for it to work correctly, you’ll need to have induction-capable cookware.
10. Deep drawers
Many kitchen designers make the mistake of only putting in large drawers or cabinets far from stoves and sinks. Better Homes & Gardens recommends that deep drawers be situated next to the kitchen range for easy access to pots and pans. These drawers are much more accessible than cabinets. You can pull them out and remove the cookware you need at a moment's notice. That's much easier than digging around in messy cabinets!
11. Multifunctional kitchen islands
Every dream luxury kitchen should have a custom kitchen island. Multifunctional kitchen islands offer more surface space and seating. Not to mention, island cabinets that will offer more storage as well. A large kitchen island is a kitchen luxury that any home would be able to benefit from.