While most may agree that appliances are necessary components to every kitchen, it’s no secret that they swallow up valuable counter space. Your mixers and blenders are meant to be functional tools and not decorative statements! Still, some of us wind up with nowhere else to store our appliances other than the kitchen counter. Fortunately, there are creative kitchen storage options that can increase the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen while also clearing your counter-tops of clutter. Here are a few examples:


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·      For your mixerBuild a pull out tray that lifts up and out of a cupboard. Secure the mixing stand to the tray and install a locking system that will hold your mixer steady while it’s in use. When you’re finished with it, simply unlock and lower the tray and mixer to its original position.  

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·      For your toaster, blender, and coffee makerInstall a special cabinet that is flush with your countertop. There are a number of different cabinet door styles designed for camouflaging breakfast appliances that can lift or slide open. As you can see here, this is a very easy-to-use, special cabinet that allows easy access to kitchen utensils and food. Consider using this for your next kitchen addition. 

 

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·      For your trash compactor or dishwasherMuch like the cabinet that disguises your other appliances, the drawer-hinge cabinet is a popular choice for hiding your trash and recycling bins from the public eye. 


For help with the design and installation of kitchen storage solutions that save space by tucking away your appliances and other eyesores like your dishwasher or trash bins, contact Windsor construction
 
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Scandinavian home design made its debut in the United States in the 1950s after a design show that traveled the U.S. and Canada acquainted Americans with the Scandinavian style of living. The style quickly rose in popularity and is back again -- this time with a contemporary twist that will make you swoon!

Perhaps the most widely recognized characteristic of Scandinavian design is its white simplicity. When it comes to a traditional Scandinavian kitchen, nearly everything is white. Additionally, this style of kitchen boasts clean lines, simple shapes, and just a little warmth.

How are families breathing life into the Scandinavian style these days? Butcher-block countertops and contrasting black and white finishes lend warmth and a modern touch to a Scandinavian kitchen, once an outdated style. If you'd like to have a little more fun with your home, consider adding simple, yet bright accessories that ‘pop’ for the viewer. Cherry red and navy blue appear to be especially popular at the moment. Remember that one of the benefits of the Scandinavian kitchen design is that it acts as a blank canvas, artfully catering to any accent color you choose!

We will gladly help you to design your dream kitchen by integrating this design style with your personal preference. If you find yourself intrigued by this modern take on the sleek and simplistic Scandinavian kitchen style, please contact us!