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The Top Must Have Kitchen Features

Thinking about remodelling your kitchen? While a beautiful kitchen is at the top of most people’s wish lists, functionality and practicality are key when it comes to good kitchen design. Luckily, you can have the best of both worlds by incorporating some of our top must have kitchen features that will not only transform your space but add value to your home. Check out some our favourite kitchen features below, and our list of dream kitchen must haves.

Clever kitchen storage

Clever storage solutions are an absolute must if you want your kitchen to be practical, especially if your kitchen is on the smaller side. Nowadays there are practical cabinet solutions for storing everything in your kitchen, from your bin to your dinnerware. One of our favourite storage solutions is the Space Tower pantry unit from Blum, which provides ample space and easy access for all your provisions. We also love keeping our cutlery and utensils drawers neat and tidy with inner dividing systems.

Multi functional kitchen island

A multi-functional kitchen island makes a wonderful addition to new kitchens that adds so much more than additional bench space. A well designed kitchen island is multi-purpose, and can be used for food preparation, casual dining and storage. Multi-functional kitchen islands are particularly well suited to open plan living spaces and make a great centre point for people to convene, whether it’s to share a glass of at a social gathering or distributing the kids’ lunchboxes in the morning before school!

Under cabinet lighting

Under cabinet lighting is a wonderful way to breathe some life into a kitchen and is a clever way to add brightness to a dark room. Traditional downlighting can cast shadows, so under cabinet lighting is especially useful in food prep areas, making it easier for you to see what you’re doing, making cooking safer, easier and all that more enjoyable.

Dream kitchen must haves

Granite and marble benchtops

Don’t get us wrong, we love all benchtop materials, but granite and marble benchtops are often on our our client’s dream kitchen wish lists… and for good reason! Natural stone comes in a variety of colours and natural patterns, and is unique in that every slab is different. A countertop you love is one of our top must have kitchen features, and when it comes to benchtops natural stone can truly bring an extra element of luxury. Granite and marble benchtops are not only beautiful to look at, but if you plan on selling your home in the future, a kitchen with a stone benchtop makes a great selling point to prospective buyers.

Looking for custom benchtops Brisbane? KitchenU provides the highest quality, custom kitchen benchtops for your new kitchen. 

Hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring is once again becoming an incredibly popular choice for kitchens and takes another spot in our dream kitchen must haves. With a growing trend towards surfaces that evoke nature, timber flooring exudes character and warmth. It’s also a versatile flooring choice and works with many kitchen styles, both modern and traditional.   

A custom splashback

Gone are the days where splashbacks are relegated to boring, white tiles: there’s plenty of room for creative, fun design when it comes to choosing a kitchen splashback! A custom glass splashback can be made in almost any other colour, and can everything from funky designs to an actual photograph! You can also seamlessly incorporate your splashback into your bench by choosing stainless steel, or an acrylic such as Staron or Corian. A custom kitchen splashback can completely transform an outdated kitchen and really give your kitchen some personality. 

Custom cabinetry

Taking our number one spot for must have kitchen cabinet features is custom cabinetry. We don’t believe in one size fits all, which is why our cabinets are all completely made-to-measure. When it comes to your dream kitchen, custom cabinetry allows you to make the most of your space without the need for compromise.

 We hope we’ve given you some ideas for the ‘Must have kitchen features’ for your home. If you’d like more must have kitchen cabinet features inspiration or would like to start designing your very own custom kitchen contact KitchenU for a design consultation.

Begin Your New Kitchen Journey with KitchenU.

Looking for a professional cabinet maker? At KitchenU our team of qualified cabinet makers and experienced designers would love nothing more than to bring your ideas to life. If you’d like to discuss custom cabinetry Brisbane, call us on 07 3356 1719. Alternatively, you can contact us online to book a design consultation or to make a time to visit our showroom.