If you've taken the plunge into renovating your kitchen, this is the time to put function and beauty together so that you can create something that's as beautiful as it is functional. Unfortunately, many homeowners are ill-informed when it comes to the options that are available during a kitchen remodel, or they don't really know what would make things easier and more convenient. Here are some features that you should think about when you're trying to plan your kitchen renovation.

Custom Plumbing Features

You may not really think about the plumbing when you're planning your kitchen renovation because you may be planning to keep the sink and other plumbing features where they are. However, one thing you should think about is whether or not you could benefit from added custom plumbing features in your kitchen.

For example, a pot-filler faucet can make adding water to large pots on the stove much easier. This faucet is plumbed into your water lines but it's mounted by your stove. You simply pull the faucet arm out to direct the water flow to the pot that you need to fill. This is especially beneficial if you routinely fill pots that are too large to fit in your sink.

You might also want to ask about a direct-plumbed coffee maker or ice machine. When you add things like this, you won't have to worry about adding water to the coffee machine or manually making ice because all of these things will happen automatically for you.

Convenience Cabinet Elements

When you're having your cabinets replaced or redesigned, you should consider incorporating convenience elements that will make your kitchen easier to organize and use. For example, built-in drawer organizers, sliding racks and shelves, lazy susans, and even spice cabinets with built-in spice racks can help you to create a kitchen that's as easy to cook in as it is to keep things organized.

Glass-front cabinets are another great idea because they can make it easier for you to tell what's in each cabinet at a glance. You won't have to rummage through several cabinets looking for that one thing that you need because you'll have it easily accessible.

These are a couple of the core considerations when you're establishing your kitchen renovation design. Talk with your remodeling contractor about the possibilities so that you can find the options that are the best fit for the way that you use your kitchen.

For more information on kitchen remodeling, contact a professional near you.