As the new year quickly approaches, you’re probably taking a moment to think about your goals for the upcoming year. As you write down your new year’s resolutions, don’t forget to include your kitchen! Since the kitchen is such a central part of the home that people spend so much time in, it only makes sense that your kitchen can help you with your new year’s resolutions! Here are a few common new year’s resolutions and how your kitchen design can help you meet them.
Many people put health first when thinking about their personal goals. The kitchen is where you prepare your meals, so of course your kitchen design can help you reach this goal! Check out this blog post that we wrote earlier this year detailing how smart kitchen design can actually help you to stay healthy. To summarize: renovate your kitchen in a way that makes it easier to cook healthy, homemade foods and harder to lounge around snacking and watching TV.
While some homeowners are worried about not getting enough exercise, others feel exhausted by all the errands they are constantly running! Relaxation is a big goal for many people in 2017. After the difficult year we’ve all had, it’s no wonder that spaces for relaxing will be a big trend next year.
To make your kitchen more relaxing, consider adding a private breakfast nook. This small space is a quiet and cozy area where you can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning before getting your day started. You can also renovate your kitchen with warmer colors, textures, and lighting to make it a more relaxing and cozy environment.
Good organization is key for decreasing stress and spending less time looking for lost items. Kitchen cabinetry design has improved noticeably over the last decade. If your cabinets are due for an update, consider installing a few innovative organizational features. Pull-out shelves put less strain on your back when bending over to put away cookware. Built-in fitments and other features eliminate the “junk drawer” and provide a designated space for every kitchen tool. You can even opt to update your kitchen with hidden outlets in your kitchen countertops, which create charging stations for phones, tablets, and laptops. What a great way to start the new year!