Busy families are looking for built-in convenience features in their kitchen cabinetry, such as cutlery dividers, specialized spice storage, and utensil pullouts to make prep work easier and quicker, but they also like a variety of flexible storage space. A combination of small drawers for gadgets and tools, large drawers for pots and pans, and adjustable shelves for small appliances and extra paper goods works well together. Small appliances like the Ninja Foodi and the Instant Pot, which can do double and triple duty, are becoming wildly popular, but since neither of these offer built-in models, making space for them at the cooks’ fingertips is paramount. Another feature that has stayed popular is the central island with seating for the whole family. When everyone can be together, Chef Mom or Dad can coach the kiddos through homework while whipping up dinner.
For busy families that are always moving in different directions, a warming drawer can be an incredibly useful feature in their kitchens. If dinner is ready but your child is going to be home late from soccer practice, you can keep their food from getting cold in the meantime by storing it in a warming drawer. As far as kitchen appliances go, they’re sleek and don’t take up much room, and many of them come with convenient features such as various food pre-sets and an automatic shut-off for safety purposes. Some are even suitable for warming towels on chilly winter nights. Homeowners with active families and busy schedules will be happy to have such a handy addition to their kitchen space.