You’ve decided to add a little more elegance to your kitchen with custom cabinets. Now is the perfect opportunity to go all out for that sense of elegance by adding one or more of these custom kitchen accessories that go perfectly with customized cabinetry. As an amateur chef who has worked in tandem with a kitchen design professional on multiple occasions, I can give you a full guarantee that these accessories can make far more difference in your level of satisfaction with your custom cabinets than you can possibly imagine.
Sliding Pull-Out Bottle Station
Set aside one of those new cabinets for one of the most appreciated custom kitchen accessories you will ever use. You know all those bottles that refuse to fit comfortably on pantry shelves or inside traditional cabinets? I’m thinking mainly of those ridiculously tall bottles of olive oil, but I realize there are some people who might want to use this for bottles filled with alcohol. They all fit perfectly into a long vertical sliding pull-out. Not only is this custom storage are ideal for bottles of unusual height, width or shape, but it’s a clever way to keep bottles of alcoholic beverages hidden from view if that is your desire.
Pop-Up Electrical Outlet Station
Got more small appliances than electrical outlets in which to plug them? Anyone who has been shopping in the kitchen accessory department of any store from Beall’s to dedicated kitchen equipment stores lately knows that we now have more access to monotasking small appliances than ever before. Your custom cabinets may provide storage space for the donut maker and snow cone maker and cake pop maker and the panini grill and the juicer and hot dog toaster, but what if you want to actually use them all at the same time? That’s the beauty of including custom kitchen accessories as part of your plans for new cabinets. A brand new floor-based cabinet can be customized to include station of electrical outlets that pop up at the press of your finger and then disappears out of view when no longer needed.
Bread Box Drawer
Among the custom kitchen accessories that you may not think much about, but which turn out to be amazingly convenient is the drawer specifically constructed for storing bread. I love bread…especially that brown bread you get at the Outback. One day I will learn how to make that bread and when I do you can bet I will keep it fresh in my own customized bread box drawer because any flour-based product will stay fresh for almost a week longer than the same product wrapped in grocery store plastic bags. You will find that bread stored in a drawer not only stays fresher longer, but comes with the very useful additional benefit–if you customized this kitchen cabinet accessory right–of a false bottom that you can lift out for quick disposal of crumbs.
The warming drawer is quickly becoming one of the hottest accessories found in the world of custom kitchen design. I haven’t yet been able to take advantage of this one yet, but I know some who have and, frankly, I hate them for it. Warming drawers can be installed as part of an island, as part of your new cabinets or adjacent to the oven. These drawers serve the function of keeping food warm while you are busy actually cooking other items and only those who have never tried to cook a full meal of foods that require significantly different cooking times could fail to understand how this ability would not be one of the most sought-after accessories in the entire world of kitchen design. High-end warming drawers come with segmented compartments especially suitable for those who prepare many buffet-style meals. Others will want to choose a model of this useful kitchen accessory that guarantees delivery of food that not only remains warm, but crispy or moist, depending on what you desire.