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5 LITTLE LUXURIES FOR YOUR PASADENA KITCHEN REMODEL

5 LITTLE LUXURIES FOR YOUR PASADENA KITCHEN REMODEL

Details Make a Difference

1. TRASHY THOUGHTS

Garbage is ugly and needs to be hidden. A good kitchen designer will tell you that building in a space for your garbage and recycling is a priority in any kitchen remodel. I like the sliding system best that can be opened with a simple push of the knee. No need to worry about having messy hands with the Blum Inc. Tip-On mechanical system. The handleless drawers open and close silently and effortlessly with a light touch. When you think of how many times you open and close the trash drawer, it is worth giving it more than a passing thought.

2. HANDS FREE FAUCETS

Since we are on the hands free track, consider touch sensitive faucets. No need to ever smear your beautiful new faucets with messy hands. A tap on the spout with your arm or in fact any part of your body will make the water flow. Very useful if you have your hands full with say, a baby. The Delta TempSense has an LED light that changes color to alert you to the water’s temperature. That’s cool...or hot!

3. BUILT IN COMPOST CAN

Composting is doubly beneficial since it can reduce waste and feed your garden. Your flowers will certainly thank you for it. But having a compost bin sitting on the side in your new kitchen renovation is not going to look attractive. Ask your contractor about the Blanco Solon system. It makes green living look stylish. A stainless steel container can be inset to integrate seamlessly with the counter. It has a lid to hide the contents until you are ready to lift it out, empty, rinse and return. Use it to collect everything  from fruit and vegetables peels to egg shells and coffee grounds.

4. HIGHLIGHT YOUR HANDLES

Quality handles or pulls on your drawers and cabinets can instantly elevate your kitchen style. They can add glamor and sophistication without breaking the bank.

5. LET THERE BE LIGHT

Don’t neglect the lighting in your new kitchen. It can make or break the look. It is worth booking a consultation with a lighting contractor or lighting designer to discuss options. If your kitchen is open plan, layer the lighting as you would in the living room. In addition to ambient or general lighting, you will need task lighting in your main prep areas. Recessed lighting, pendant lights and under cabinet lights can finish the scene by creating an inviting warm atmosphere, perfect for entertaining guests.

By Jane Noble