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Kitchen Add-Ons That Will Make Your Life Easier

By Marialiberati

There are many kitchen add-ons that will make your life easier. You can add a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, or an island. Each of these things will make your life easier, keep your kitchen cleaner, add more storage, and help with the environmental friendliness of your home.

A Dishwasher

If you’re not used to having a dishwasher, they can be a huge timesaver and more efficient than washing by hand. Dishwashers not only save homeowners time when cleaning up after meals, but they also use less water than washing dishes in the sink. It’s faster than hand washing, the high water temperature can kill bacteria and sanitize dishes, and it leaves less clutter on the countertop and sink. On top of all that, it adds to the resale value of your home. Adding a dishwasher is a personal choice, but it will make your life easier.

A Garbage Disposal

An in-sink garbage disposal takes the food scraps and their odors out of your kitchen and your waste bags. Many items of convenience are not environmentally friendly. However, a garbage disposal offers you an easier time in the kitchen and also helps protect the ecosystem. However, not everything can be put down the garbage disposal. Keep in mind that clogs in your garbage disposal can cause serious sewer problems. It’s designed for food, so don’t put plastic, glass, or metal down your disposal. If you add a garbage disposal, do some research into what can and can’t be put in it.

An Island

A kitchen island can expand your cooking space by providing a prep area, extra storage, and a place for seating all in one spot. Kitchen islands come in all sizes and can include shelves or drawers for storing appliances, dishes, and pans, as well as space for microwaves, dishwashers, or sinks. Islands are a great way to provide additional storage in the kitchen. They can serve as a buffet for large meals or entertaining, create much-needed food prep space, or be utilized for such tasks as baking.

Adding to your kitchen might be something that you’re considering, but you might not know what you should add. There are many benefits to adding a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, or an island. They can help add to the resale value of your home, keep your kitchen cleaner, and will make your life a lot easier.

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