Whether you’re a professional baker or a hobbyist, you deserve a kitchen that fosters your passion for baking. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Ogden shares a few must-have features you’ll likely want to add to your kitchen remodeling wish list.
A Big Kitchen Island
A kitchen island can be both functional and stylish, and adding one creates much-needed prep space as well as storage. It’s an easy way to control the mess of baking, especially if you frequently knead and roll out dough. Make sure to talk to your remodeler about the features you’d like to incorporate in your island so it can really boost your baking experience, from tall cubbies for baking pans and mixing bowls to outlets for your stand mixer and small appliances. That’s the benefit of designing a custom kitchen—you get to tailor it to your workflow, not the other way round!
Open shelves make it easy to access the items you need as you go, from basic ingredients and spices to your go-to prep tools and bakeware. They’re also ideal for showcasing your cookware collection and favorite cookbooks. If the thought of frequent dusting and organizing intimidates you, mix shelves up with kitchen cabinets. The main thing is to have open shelves installed near your primary workstation for maximum efficiency.
The Right Countertop
The right countertop material is the one that best fits your style of baking. Granite and marble make excellent surfaces for laminating pastry dough, while many bread bakers favor butcher block for kneading. If you’re working with a smaller budget, quartz countertops are also a great option.
When it comes to kitchen floors, the key is to choose a material that’s durable, non-slip and easy to maintain. Keep in mind that the kitchen tends to be the busiest room in the house, so you’ll want something that wears well under lots of foot traffic. Hardwood and bamboo floors vary in durability, but are attractive options nonetheless. Natural stone floors are hard to beat when it comes to looks, but they command a premium price and can be difficult to match. Every material has its own pros and cons, so this is something worth discussing carefully with your kitchen remodeler.
If you have the space and budget for them, wall-mounted double ovens can be worth the investment. They make it easy to bake large batches or cook at different temperatures and cooking functions at the same time. They’re also easier on your back.
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Trust DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen to build a kitchen that will give you everything you need to support your love for baking. Our team serves homeowners in North Ogden, South Ogden, West Point, West Haven and other nearby areas. Give us a call at (801) 436-8886 or fill out our contact form to start a conversation about your dream kitchen!