As we settle into the new normal and refresh and revive our interiors, many homeowners are looking to refresh and reorganize their kitchens to accommodate working and schooling from home. A multipurpose kitchen is a blend of traditional kitchen functions and provides space to work or school from home. As more people go digital, these multifunctional kitchens will be in hot demand.
If you want to take your kitchen to the next level and provide the ultimate in flexibility, consider adding an island or two. Kitchen islands have been around for decades, but the newest trend is dual islands. One island is used for traditional kitchen functions. It may include a sink or cooktop range meant for entertaining and food preparation. The second island is set aside for school or work. It should provide plenty of open space for laptops and notebooks and include comfortable seating and a charging station to keep all your electronics powered up.
With the recent focus on health and cleanliness, having countertops that are easy to clean, and keep clean, is a number one priority. Countertop material should make your life easier. Materials like natural quartz are perfect for multipurpose kitchen and island countertops. They are durable, natural, and easy to clean and sanitize. Quartz doesn’t require any maintenance and is the hardest non-precious stone on the planet. It comes in a variety of beautiful and intricate colors that have been rigorously tested for heat and stain resistance.
Changing cabinets is a great way to update your kitchen and incorporate multiple purposes into your storage system. Whether it’s refreshing your existing design, upgrading, or completely reinventing how you prepare meals for your family, new cabinets can help. The design and layout of your kitchen is personal. It reflects what works best for the way you live. Updating your kitchen cabinets to reflect the way you live and eat can make your meal prep faster and more efficient.
Hardware and organization
The hardware and organization accessories you choose for your multipurpose kitchen are functional statement pieces that shape how you live and work in the space. The performance of your kitchen is based on how efficiently and thoughtfully it’s organized. You can use drawer organizers, cabinet organization, and shelving and brackets to improve the efficiency of your cooking space.
Due to supply chain issues and shipping delays, many homeowners are upcycling the old to create a new look in their kitchen. Reusing existing furniture and appliances available in your local area is a great way to shorten the wait for materials to be shipped to your home. Look for a garage sales and antique store finds that can be refinished and incorporated into your design. And don’t worry if the pieces don’t all match, as eclectic pieces can be brought together by using similar finish colors or hardware.
Whether you need some small accents to upcycle or are looking to completely renovate, the Parr Cabinet Design center team can help every step of the way. Check out one of their showrooms located throughout Oregon and Washington or follow this link to find out more.