Your kitchen is probably the most important room in your home. It’s likely the room you spend the most amount of time in. If your kitchen doubles as a dining area then the previous statement is most definitely true.

However, despite being an important room, most people put absolutely no care into designing their kitchen. This post hopes to change that by exploring six upgrades that can improve kitchen functionality and make it a more pleasant room to spend time in.
Keep reading to find out how you can get more out of your kitchen.

Consider Aesthetic Design

No matter how functional a room is, if it doesn’t look nice then nobody’s going to want to spend time there. You therefore need to do everything you can to improve the way that your kitchen looks. Investing in new tiles from MSI, amongst other companies, and new cabinets and appliances can be an effective way of doing this. Make sure that when you are designing your kitchen you turn to interior design magazines. The average person has no idea how to design a kitchen. Interior design magazines have designs created by other people that you can lift straight out of their pages and incorporate into your own home. If you don’t find interior design magazines to help very much, you can always enlist a professional designer’s help. Such individuals charge a lot for their services but are able to create highly attractive kitchens.

Installing Kitchen Island

If you have enough room in your kitchen, consider an island. A kitchen island is one of the best ways of making your kitchen more functional. Some people actually install stoves on their kitchen islands. If you are planning on having a kitchen island installed, you’ll need to conduct extensive research and find one that conforms to your home’s existing design. Make sure that you have a professional fit for your island, especially if you are going to have a gas line running into it.

Magnetic, Soft Close Drawers

Most people’s kitchen drawers are outdated. Investing in magnetic, soft-close drawers will prevent your kitchen drawers from being slammed. The more drawers are slammed, the more likely they are to break. Magnetic, soft-close drawers are expensive, but they are an investment that will save you money for many years into the future. You won’t ever have to worry about buying new drawers again unless you want to make an aesthetic change. You can fit this kind of drawer yourself, although it’s generally better to leave it to professionals. Attempting to do the work yourself could lead to mistakes being made.

Drawers Under Oven

Fitting drawers under your oven can make your kitchen a much more functional place. The reason for this is that having drawers under your oven means that you’ll have somewhere to store cooking equipment. Make sure that when you are storing things under your oven, you properly organize everything. Don’t make the mistake of haphazardly shoving items into drawers. Doing this completely negates all of the advantages that under-oven drawers confer. Make sure that you have a professional come and fit the drawers under your oven for you as otherwise, you could end up damaging your oven or the gas line that runs into it.

Quality Extraction Fan

When you cook or fry food, harmful chemicals are released. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of this. If your kitchen’s extraction fan is not designed to high specifications, it could underperform. Extraction fan underperformance means that chemicals will be spread around your home. Make sure that when you are picking an extraction fan, you shop around and get yourself the best deal that you can. A good way to tell if an extraction fan is worth purchasing is to read its reviews. You can read product reviews on Google and on Trustpilot.

Extremely Powerful Oven

If you want your kitchen to be more functional, invest in a quality oven. Most people’s ovens are not designed to especially high specifications. In fact, the average person has a budget oven option. Why not invest in an expensive one that’s actually good? If you are on a tight budget, you can always pay for your oven on finance. A finance arrangement will help you to spread the cost of your oven over a period of months. You will need good credit, though, otherwise, you won’t be able to get anything on finance. You can check your credit score prior to making an application for finance.

Improving kitchen functionality is something you need to make sure that you do. A more functional kitchen is a better one. There are lots of things you can do to improve your kitchen’s functionality. Give the things listed here priority though, as they are easily the most important elements in your kitchen.