Our homes are more lived-in than ever before. In addition to providing shelter, our residences serve multiple functions. During the pandemic, family members had to transform their homes to take on new roles.
It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. For many families, the kitchen serves as the new living room. In the past year, residents had to carve out space for home offices, daycare, fitness routines, and schooling. Living in a clutter-free home takes a little work, but the end result is worth it. Keep your old coffee table or kitchen counters clear from school projects, toys, dishware, and pantry items.
We have no choice but to adapt to the circumstances. All this extra commotion naturally comes with clutter. A well-designed kitchen can account for your belongings and a larger group of people. We are finding remodelers prioritizing fresh and dry ingredient storage. People are taking fewer trips to the grocery store and stocking up on more items each visit. Large-capacity refrigerators and freezers were popular wishlist items for 2020 renovations.
Think about your family. Do you have children or family members in a wheelchair that need access at a lower level? Is bending down a problem? Are you on a tight budget? Answers to these questions will help determine the best style for your home.
Since this style has the freezer compartment stacked above the refrigerator compartment, you might notice that you are bending down to access fresh ingredients. Hence why the bottom freezer models are the more popular choice these days.
This style is great for organizing ingredients since additional shelves make it possible to see everything. Since the shelves are narrower, it can be a challenge to store wide items like platters, pizza boxes, and sheet cakes.
The French door design conserves energy as you only open a small portion of the fridge to access a single item. Explore cool new features like the door-in-door design for even easier access to your favorite items. French door fridges come in three or four-door styles in many finishes including trendy black stainless steel and trendy fingerprint-resistant options.
Four-door models combine the easy access and wide storage of the French door fridges with the organization in the freezer area of side-by-side models. Some of these fridges even offer a convertible fridge-to-freezer zone for even more versatility.
Although counter-depth models have less capacity than traditional full-depth models, you will find the shallow depth is great for keeping everything organized. With a counter-depth fridge, you are far less likely to lose items in the back of the unit.
Large crispers are ideal for storing produce, especially leafy greens that can take up lots of space. Look for transparent drawers to make it easy to see what you have stored in your fridge.
Keeping your refrigerator organized is key to foster easy meal prep, clean-up, and socializing for people of all ages and abilities. Organized kitchens make meal preparation, clean up faster, and encourage more home-cooked meals. Better organization leads to greater storage capacity, less stress, easier maintenance, time-savings, and a healthier environment for inhabitants.