Living through the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly impacted the way we think about and live in our homes. On one level, this is a very practical conversation: families that used to eat in restaurants a few times each week found themselves having breakfast, lunch, and dinner at home all of the time. On another level, this is a lifestyle question – having now spent a lot more time in your kitchen, do you really like the way it looks and feels?
Newton Kitchen Design: Think About the Future When Planning Your New Kitchen
Right now, no one can say with absolute certainty how this pandemic is going to progress. What is known is that each and every individual will have to decide for themselves when they feel it’s worth the risk to go out and when they will choose to stay home. If you know you see a significant amount of staying home in your future, it makes sense to optimize your kitchen for that reality.
For example – storage space. This is a big challenge for many Newton homeowners, as locally, kitchen storage tends to be undersized and poorly thought out. When a household’s shopping habits can be characterized as fewer, larger trips, the storage needs can include things like finding a place for a freezer, dry goods storage, bulk purchase storage, and more.
Your Newton kitchen design team can help you work through the process to ensure your kitchen is configured and equipped to serve you well through the coming summer, fall, and winter – and many years beyond that. There are many options on the table. Some local families have had custom pantries built as part of their kitchen upgrade. A nice sized pantry can easily accommodate a freezer as well as things like your Instapot or the canner you bought to deal with all the veggies from your pandemic garden. Kitchen additions can be designed with smart storage in mind.