Sunday Morning Tip for Sept 29: 4 Inexpensive Upgrades to Make for a Better Functioning Kitchen

<span>Sunday Morning Tip for Sept 29:</span> 4 Inexpensive Upgrades to Make for a Better Functioning Kitchen
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    Whether you enjoy cooking or just spending time in your kitchen with your family, you know that a functional kitchen is essential for even the smallest tasks.


As you take a look around your kitchen, you might see that the countertops aren’t close to the appliances or that the sink is difficult to reach when washing dishes or rinsing items after they are used.

Here are a few budget upgrades for your kitchen that can enhance the overall function of the room.

Plumbing Fixtures

While working in your kitchen, you want to make sure the dishes, pots, pans, and utensils stay clean instead of piling up in the sink or staying on the stove and countertops. A plumber can change the faucet in the sink and change the sink to one that’s larger so that there’s more space for washing and rinsing your dishes.

Make sure the sink is one of the focal points in your kitchen so that it’s easy to reach when needed without obstructions.

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When you’re cutting foods to prepare for meals or using appliances that have sharp features, you need to have enough light so that you can easily see what you’re doing. Changing the lights in your kitchen is an inexpensive way to enhance the function in the room while also adding a few modern details. An option would be to install lights underneath the cabinets so that there is more light shining on direct areas where you prepare foods.


More space for all of the dishes, pots, and other items that you use in the kitchen is always a good thing. You can add new cabinets next to the ones that are already in the home if there is space on the wall. If there isn’t room to add more cabinet space, you can organize the cabinets that you already have by adding sliding racks for sorting lids and other items.

Shelves can be added to empty cabinets for more storage space as well. Take advantage of all the wall space you have if you are in need of more storage. Consider adding cabinets that go all the way to your ceiling.

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Kitchen Islands

An easy way to add more space for preparing foods and for storage is by putting an island near the stove, refrigerator, and sink. This should be in a centralized location so that it only takes a few steps to reach each major component of the room when you’re cooking. The lower area of the island can be used for storing essential items that you frequently use in the kitchen.

One of the most important rooms in your home is your kitchen. It’s where you gather with your family to enjoy meals and special celebrations. With a few simple upgrades that aren’t expensive, your kitchen can have a better flow and function that you enjoy.

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