Must-Have Kitchen Upgrades for 2017

Must-Have Kitchen Upgrades for 2017

If you are itching to do some remodeling in your home, one of the best places to start is in your kitchen. Not only is this the area in your home where you likely spend the most time, but it is also where you can get the greatest return on investment regarding your home's value. A kitchen remodel isn't just about practical and financial matters, though; it can also upgrade your everyday experience. Check out some of the most popular kitchen upgrade trends we have seen so far this year. 

Under-Cabinet Lighting 

This is an upgrade that is quick, easy and relatively inexpensive. By placing a strip of LED lights on the underside of your cabinets, you'll be able to see your beautiful countertops better and will have a much easier time preparing your food. The standard overhead lighting in most kitchens can create harsh shadows, making it difficult for you to see what you are doing, especially for precise detail work, like mincing. With under-cabinet lighting, the lights are directly over your food, so your head doesn't block the light where you need it most. 

Ice Maker 

An ice maker will always get used in any home, but especially if you enjoy having guests over. You'll need to provide drinks for them, and it can be a pain to have to go to the store to buy ice or fill up ice trays every time you want to have friends over. With a built-in ice maker, you'll always have ice at the ready, so there is no planning or preparation involved in this area. Even if you don't entertain on a regular basis, you and your family will still enjoy the convenience of having an ice maker. 

With a built-in ice maker, you'll always have ice at the ready, so there is no planning or preparation involved in this area. Even if you don't entertain on a regular basis, you and your family will still enjoy the convenience of having an ice maker.

Waste and Recycling Cabinets 

Gone are the days of having a trash can in the middle of your kitchen, looking unsightly and causing odors to permeate your space. These days, it's all about pull-out cabinets with separate compartments for recycling and general waste. You'll love keeping your trash out of sight, giving your kitchen a cleaner appearance, especially when you have guests over. The cabinet doors will also help to trap any smells inside so that you don't have to smell trash every time you walk by. 

Even More Kitchen Upgrade Ideas 

Here at Kitchen Tune-Up, we are experts in kitchen remodels and can help you decide which of the latest trends will work best for your space. Our designers will work closely with you to get a sense of what you are looking for. Then, we'll be able to come up with the perfect design to meet your and your family's needs and preferences. Be sure to check out our blog for more of our expert remodeling tips and ideas. Get in touch with us today to start bringing those ideas to reality. 

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