Five Additions Every Kitchen In New Jersey Needs

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Make your kitchen smart and efficient with these easy renovations.
Make your kitchen smart and efficient with these easy renovations. (Shutterstock)

It’s getting crisper here in New Jersey, which means fall has arrived. As we turn our focus back to life indoors, it’s time to reevaluate how your kitchen functions.

There are some easy upgrades that can seriously take your space to the next level. Consider these five essential additions now, and get the installed in time for holiday cooking.

1. Wall Ovens

Ask any true chef/foodie and they will tell you, having an oven at eye level is something to brag about. What makes a hanging wall oven so special? Well, when it comes time to baste a turkey or check on your pie, it’s much easier to access and keep an eye on the contents.

Plus, you’ll enjoy extra elbow room having your range located away from the oven (perfect for preparing several foods at once). Not to mention, wall ovens with more than one compartment can bake multiple items at different temperatures. Many have convection, steam, and rotisserie options as well.

2. Cabinet Organizers

Did you catch the premiere of “Get Organized with The Home Edit” on Netflix? If you did, chances are you’re already on top of organizing your pantry. If not, it’s time to invest in some cabinet organizers and lazy Susans. Think about adding shelving and installing roll-out organizers. Being able to see all of your spices/condiments/baking ingredients, etc., is every chef’s dream.


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If you have ever wrestled to free a pan from a stack of heavy pots and lids, this one is for you. Install a large pot rack over your island, or against a free wall, and you will free up so much space in your drawers and cabinetry. And, you’ll be able to see all of your tools at the same time.

It’s also a great way to put things like copper pots and vintage cookware on display!

4. A New Dishwasher

Today’s modern dishwashers are a far cry from their older predecessors. They are more spacious, have impressive cleaning power, and are more energy efficient. Never pre-rinse your dishes again! Plus, you might be able to get a tax break for an Energy Star model.

5. Ventilation Systems

Air quality is top of mind more than ever these days. And along with having purified air, no one wants a smelly kitchen. If you’ve already upgraded your insulation and windows, it’s time to think about a new kitchen ventilation system. This will keep air circulating—and odor free.

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