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Today’s young professional needs a kitchen that suits their fast-paced lifestyle. Whether you’re living it up in an urban loft or relaxing in a suburban townhouse, you deserve an easy, practical, and stylish kitchen. Sustainability and technologically-advanced features are two of the top requirements for today’s environmentally conscious, tech-savvy young professional. We’ve compiled a list of Crawford Supply Group’s top young professional-friendly kitchen design tip below:
For the young professional, responsible resource management extends beyond the boardroom. Green products, such as water-efficient toilets and showerheads, help prevent excessive usage of natural resources. Looking to conserve water in your kitchen? Plumbing fixtures with a WaterSense label are 20% more water-efficient than the average plumbing fixture.
Another way to go green in your kitchen is to install large windows that let in natural light. Not only does this achieve a warm, sunny glow, it can also save you considerably on your energy bills.
Cutting-edge kitchen technology makes cooking and cleaning a breeze. For avid bakers, installing kitchen warming drawers in your cabinets keeps bread warm and hot plates ready-to-serve. Can’t make it through the day without your early morning Earl Grey? Instead of waiting for that tea kettle to boil, get hot water straight from your faucet with a hot water dispenser. For the on-the-go professional, installing a motion sensor faucet ensures you’ll never leave the faucet running again! Motion sensing faucets detect and adapt to your movements, so you can instantly turn your faucet on or off with a wave of your hand!
As contemporary businesses move farther away from the traditional work environment, so does the contemporary young professional. An eclectic kitchen design mixes and matches various styles in a harmonious manner. One could expect to find carefully-arranged vintage photographs, funky stringed lights, and brightly-colored cabinets in a young professional’s kitchen. Floating shelves display quirky calendars, candles, and other items of choice.
How do you keep your eclectic design from approaching chaos? Kitchen design experts recommend using one visual element to tie together the different styles. You can achieve this by staying within the same color family, sticking to one type of material finish or texture, or using similar shapes (curved versus linear) within the design.
The modern workplace offers a unique experience for every individual, and the modern kitchen for young professionals follows the same example. Why settle for stock cabinets and hardware when you can customize them to your liking? Many cabinet hardware companies allow you the option of selecting custom shapes, sizes, and finishes. Do you have a uniquely shaped kitchen? Cabinet companies typically offer custom cabinet sizes, wood stains, and finishes. Simply bring in a color sample, and your kitchen cabinet consultant will send it out to be matched to a cabinet paint color.
Embracing diversity is a key principle in today’s business culture, and that is reflected through the popularity of universal design. Universal design is a design principle in which products and environments are created to accommodate as many people as possible, regardless of ability, mobility, age, and other individual factors. Many young professionals of today seek wider kitchen pathways, accessible kitchen cabinets, and well-organized storage accessories.
Are you a young professional looking for the right kitchen to suit your unique needs? Visit a Crawford Supply Group location, located in Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and view a wide assortment of products designed to accommodate the busy young professional. You can also set up a free Showroom Consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members.