Designing a new kitchen or renovating is always exciting. There’s so much to consider from finishes to flooring and, of course, new appliances. It’s the one opportunity you’ll have to make your kitchen entirely your own. So why would you settle for just an average kitchen?
People are taking kitchen design to the next level by expanding their appliance choices and seeking out complementary appliances that fit their individual lifestyle. These state-of-the-art appliances expand the functionality of your space, add personal touches to your design, and are also really fun to use. That’s a win-win baby!
Without further ado, let’s take a look at 6 of the hottest complementary appliances that are a must-have for anyone looking to make the most of their kitchen.
1. Wine and Beverage Solutions
Wine coolers and beverage centres are what I like to call the standard in Social Refrigeration. If you’re looking to expand your cold drink storage, love to entertain, or even if you just enjoy a glass of wine in the evening, a dedicated beverage solution is a perfect addition to any kitchen.
Wine coolers come in single, dual and even triple cooling zones in undercounter and full-sized options capable of holding nearly 200 bottles. Available in multiple finishes, there’s a wine cooler for everyone from the occasional glass lover to the most discriminating sommelier.
Beverage Centres are strictly a compact design, with freestanding and built-in undercounter options available. If you want cold drinks at the ready, save space in your fridge, or make it easy for little hands to help themselves, then these are a fantastic upgrade to any kitchen or dedicated recreational space. Look for options that offer wine and beverage storage if you really want the best of both worlds.
2. Built-In Coffee System
Who wants barista-style coffee brewed right in their kitchen? Everyone, right? Built-in coffee systems are the must-have appliances in any upscale kitchen. From lattes to espressos to the perfect drip, built-in units do it all. At the high end, you’ll be able to find plumbed units that are easier to operate and less hassle to maintain, but no matter what you choose, it’s hard to beat the high performance, personalized taste, and convenience that comes with making your own perfect cup of coffee.
3. Trash Compactor
Alright, this next one isn’t for everyone. But, if you’re living in a home with limited garbage collection then you should definitely consider a trash compactor. Available in both freestanding or built-in configurations, garbage compactors come in a range of sizes and compression strengths. Look for models that have odour reduction and anti-obstruction features to avoid the most common problems. And it goes without saying that if you’ve ever wanted to crush your garbage into giant cubes, then this is a no brainer.
4. Home Cultivator
There’s almost nothing better for your health than eating right. A home cultivator is the perfect way to add fresh, organic, home grown herbs, micro greens and vegetables to your family’s diet year-round. It’s good food you can trust, right at your fingertips. Their compact size makes them an easy fit, and plumbed units will automatically water your plants too.
5. Ice Maker
Many refrigerators come with ice makers now, but if you love to entertain then a stand-alone ice maker could be a perfect addition to your kitchen. Available in built-in, freestanding, and smaller portable models, an ice maker can create anywhere up to 55 pounds of ice a day. A dedicated unit will give you clearer ice cubes without mineral impurities, and you’ll have your choice of cubes, nuggets, flakes, tubes, and crushed ice to perfectly cool any drink.
6. Warming Drawers
Designers love warming drawers. The drawer’s thin, sleek appearance is the perfect complement to other built-in appliances and can help create that showpiece installation in your kitchen. Practically, having a warming drawer means everything you cook will always be served at the perfect temperature. If you’ve ever prepared a big holiday meal, you’ll know that it can be challenging to prepare all the food at the same time. With a warming drawer, no matter how long it takes for each dish to cook, you’ll always be able to serve your food at the perfect temperature.
Now that you’ve had a taste of some of the hottest (and coolest) appliances to complete any kitchen renovation, head on over to our store for more in-depth info and advice.
Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert