Youssef Fahmane – Guest Contributor
Jun 21 2023

Functionality is the single most important thing any kitchen needs to make your life easier. You may think you’ll need a big renovation or change where everything is located to achieve this, but that’s not true! These ten kitchen fixtures give you everything you need to create a beautiful and functional space. From prep stations for sinks to floating shelves, these ten items will help you get started on creating the perfect kitchen design that’s also easy to navigate.


Prep stations for sinks

Preparation stations are a great way to save space in your kitchen. They’re made of durable materials, can be cleaned easily, and are easy to use. Prep stations keep your mess in one place, too. You can wash your ingredients, chop them, and have the leftovers sitting in your sink ready for the garbage disposal or the trash when you’re done. Prep stations typically include a colander to let your food sit after rinsing, a cutting board, a drying rack for crockery in case the sink is dirty, and a strainer to catch food scraps you don’t want to go down the drain.


Cabinet organizers

Cabinet organizers are used to maximize the space for cabinets that contain the same or similar items. Cabinet organizers let you organize spices, utensils, cookware, or anything you might find in a kitchen more effectively. They can also hide your garbage bin in your cabinetry and makes cleaning more efficient. These organizers can come in cabinets, as drawers, sliders, shelves, and more. The type of organizer you choose will depend on the size of your drawer as well as whether it needs to be customized for a particular use.


Pet bowl pullout drawer

This is a great solution for the dog or cat owner who wants to keep their pets organized and give them a corner to go to. The drawer can be installed on a wall, or inside cabinets. It will save you time cleaning up after your pets, which makes it perfect for anyone whose furry friends are messy eaters.


A water filtration system


A water filtration system is a great way to ensure that your drinking water is clean, healthy and delicious. It filters out contaminants in your tap water that you may not even know exist. The best part? You can install them under the sink or directly on your kitchen faucet. Water filters remove chlorine, lead, heavy metals and other harmful substances from tap water before it reaches your glass or coffee pot. They’re also a good at preventing sediment buildup inside pipes which could cause clogs over time if left unchecked.


Farmhouse sinks

Farmhouse sinks are the perfect addition to any kitchen design. They have a large basin and are deep, so you can wash dishes without worrying about water splashing over the edge. Farmhouse sinks also add style to your home’s decor with their unique oversized shape that makes them stand out from other types of sinks. Farmhouse sinks come in several different styles: single or double bowl; undermount, with backsplash, decorative face, as well as different color options to choose from.


Under-cabinet lighting

The Spruce

Under-cabinet lighting can be installed to highlight specific features or used for aesthetic purposes. LED strips are available in both flexible and rigid styles and can be cut to length, so they’re easy to install at any angle or location within a cabinet. They provide bright illumination and have an efficient low power consumption. They come in various colors that can be used as accents or highlights on your countertops or backsplash when installed underneath cabinets. Undermount lighting also offers a warm and easier lighting option for evenings and mornings, so you don’t have to rely on ultra bright overhead lighting all the time.


Pot fillers

Pot fillers are a great feature for any kitchen design, especially large ones. It can be very difficult on pasta night to bring a heavy pot of water all the way from your sink to your oven, and that’s not even factoring in pets or children getting under your feet. Pot fillers make cooking very convenient and can be used to fill any cookware with water without lifting it off the stovetop. Pot fillers also add beauty and style to any kitchen because they come in many different finishes, including brass, copper and stainless steel. If you have an appliance color scheme going on in your kitchen, a pot filler can add to the mix perfectly.


Floating shelves

Floating shelves are a great way to make your kitchen design open and airy, by taking up even less space than traditional cabinets. They can be used for display or storage, as they’re both aesthetically pleasing as well as offering plenty of room for your cookware or art. Floating shelves can fit in any style of kitchen, any size kitchen, and anywhere in a kitchen. They highlight your backsplash and can make your space feel larger by making the walls less busy.


A library ladder for reaching items in custom kitchens

Custom Service Hardware

The library ladder is a great and stylish way to reach items in the kitchen. It’s useful in custom kitchens where cabinets are higher than normal, or if you have other storage that needs to be accessed from above. The same functionality as ladders used in libraries, this fixture makes all your storage accessible with ease!


Full extension pantry drawers

When it comes to snacks and pantry food, you need shelving that can accommodate for a hefty grocery haul. Having pantry drawers that can slide out of the cabinet let you populate the entire drawer without having to take the front items out or dig through boxes to get to the back. Full extension drawers are great if you have kids, too. The few shelves they may be able to reach are more accommodating, meaning less mess, spills and drops. Win-win!


We hope that this list of kitchen fixtures has helped you get started on creating the most functional version of your kitchen. There are so many different options available, and it can be overwhelming to choose just one. Our team at InDesign can help with all your needs when it comes to shaking things up in your kitchen. See what our dedicated professionals can do for you today. If you have any questions about our kitchen fixtures or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experts, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 678-607-2935. We hope to hear from you soon!

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