Monthly Archives: February 2017

  1. Kitchen Storage Zones

    Kitchen Storage Zones

    Planning your kitchen and determining the right amount of storage is crucial to a practical and visually appealing space. It is important to understand the kitchen storage zones as they will help your planning process.

    • Refrigerator storage central. One option for planning storage is utilizing the refrigerator space. The refrigerator is the starting point for most food preparation. Typically, we recommend placing your refrigerator near where you walk in with groceries. Adding a countertop near the refrigerator is a great spot to set your groceries down. Having easy access to your ingredients makes the cooking process go quicker. We recommend storing your mixing bowls and cooking utensils near this area.
    • Sink storage space. Another option for planning storage is near the sink. Ideally, the sink should be placed between the refrigerator and cooktop. Keep your trash and recycling bins nearby to make cleaning up meals more efficient. Near your sink, you should keep dishes, glasses, and dining utensils.
    • Range storage options. Finally, a great space for additional storage is near the range. Placing anything that is directly involved with the cooking process near the range is key towards an efficient workspace. Keep hot plates, potholders, oven mitts, and tools essential for dealing with hot items near the range. In addition, you will most likely be transferring cooked food to storage containers and serving dishes by the range, so keep those items nearby.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  2. Kitchen Organization Tips

    Kitchen Organization Tips

    Have you noticed your kitchen getting a bit messier than you would like it to be? Keeping your kitchen organized is key to removing clutter. Here are some organization tips to help you:

    • Remove everything from kitchen surfaces. The first step towards organizing your kitchen is removing everything from surfaces. Clean the countertops and before placing the items back, ask yourself if this is something you want to be displaying. If not, find another place for the item.
    • Hang a rack for mail. Commonly, the first place mail will hit is any open counter space. To get rid of that clutter, hang a rack for mail, magazines, and newspapers. Plan a date where you will sort through it, remove, and respond wherever necessary.
    • Clean out your fridge. When was the last time you looked through your fridge? Remove products that have expired and figure out a way to use the remaining food.
    • Keep the dishes clean. Get in the habit of cleaning the dishes every day. Keeping dishes clean and out of sight will make a huge difference in the look of your kitchen. Planning to have some cabinet space near the sink and dishwasher will make it easy to unload and keep the space clean.
    • Consider using glass doors. Swapping out your cabinet doors for glass will help provide motivation to keep them organized and clean.
    • Get rid of unused items. If you haven’t used something in your kitchen for a long time, donate it. It’ll help you get rid of clutter.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  3. Kitchen Workflow Concepts

    Kitchen Workflow Concepts

    Before placing and installing your kitchen appliances, keep the four concepts addressed below in mind - you may choose to move your initial placement ideas, in lieu of a more effective and useful configuration

    The Kitchen Triangle

    When you think about things you do in your kitchen, and which appliances are most critical to your life, you think about your sink, stove, and refrigerator. But for some homeowners, the list will include dishwashers, wall ovens, or microwaves. Plan to keep these three elements within close proximity to one another, preventing any obstacles in-between these fixtures that might hinder or disrupt the tasks that you perform in this space.

    Position of the Sink

    Most of the time spent in the kitchen is at the sink, washing dishes and prepping food. For this reason, it’s a good idea to position the sink in the spot with the best view and most convenience to the rest of the space. Sinks and counters work well near windows, which will provide the most pleasant view for visual intrigue.

    Keeping a Clear Path

    Even in the smallest kitchen spaces, there needs to be a clear path to guide traffic through the space. This not only keeps the cooking area out of the path and safe when people are present, it can also give the kitchen a more cohesive, slightly larger feeling.

    Consider Air Circulation

    Kitchen can easily become stuffy, humid places, and it is integral to think about how you will be ventilating the space. Range hoods provide an excellent way to quickly rid the room of foul smells, particularly if the room is devoid of natural air flow from windows. Be sure to consider the position of your range when planning to install a hood, as it may be necessary to install these on out-facing walls for venting purposes.

    Where you place your appliances in your kitchen is extremely important, and it may end up dictating the rest of the design configuration of the entire room. Keep your personal priorities in mind when creating a path through the space, and position your major appliances thoughtfully. This will help to best develop the most efficient and functional space possible.

    To learn more about the different kitchen appliances that Reno’s Appliance offers, visit our showroom today at 235 McLean Ave in Paterson.

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  4. Compact Kitchen Tips

    Compact Kitchen Tips

    Living in a small apartment or house requires you to be unique and creative when designing your space. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite tips for making a compact kitchen work.

    • Change cabinetry. Instead of using doors, swap your cabinets for drawers. This will provide maximum usability for your space. As an added bonus, drawers make it easier to find things.
    • Incorporate a breakfast bar. If your kitchen is too tiny for a table, consider adding a breakfast bar. It’s a great space to eat and doesn’t take up too much space.
    • Creatively place appliances and drawers. Compact kitchens might have a unique layout. In this case, you should creatively place appliances and drawers to take the most advantage of your space.
    • Install shelving for more storage. Play around with different storage options to find the best unit for your needs. If your space is small, consider using shelving that is open and lets light pass through.
    • Don’t use any hardware. Not using hardware doesn’t really save any extra space, however, it allows the overall look and aesthetic of your space to be visually appealing.
    • Select smaller appliances. Choosing smaller appliances will make the most of your space. There are many appliances that are designed for smaller spaces and they are still practical and useful.
    • Stretch your cabinets to the wall. Another great storage alternative for small kitchens is to incorporate cabinets that touch the ceiling. This will utilize all of the available space.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  5. 2017 Kitchen Trends

    2017 Kitchen Trends

    Are you thinking about renovating your kitchen? Before picking out appliances and finishes, you might want to take a look at what the kitchen trends are for 2017.

    More color. Although white kitchens have not decreased in popularity, a new trend for 2017 is colorful cabinetry. People will start incorporating navy, black, cream, and gray in their cabinets. This will provide a contrast between cabinets and islands that is very visually appealing.
    Expressing individual style. 2017 will also be a year where people take steps towards expressing their own style in their kitchens. Instead of following similar color patterns, people will personalize their space through their favorite colors and décor.
    Chic color pallet. In addition to adding more color in cabinetry, a chic color pallet will be applied to accessories, hardware, and backsplashes. People will be using deep, rich jewel tones to make their space pop.
    Updated cabinet design. While shaker style is still the most popular cabinet style, flat-panel designs are predicted to rise in popularity. Cabinets will become very modern with clean lines. The cabinet doors will be textured to provide detail.
    Color pops. Kitchens in 2017 will see color pops on small appliances. Dusty pink is popping up in appliances and will be on dish towels and kitchen curtains.
    Smart appliances. We are continuing to move towards a tech-driven world. Appliances are now able to be controlled via a smartphone while you are still at the office.
    Low-maintenance. When people are in the kitchen, they want the clean-up to be easy and quick. This will be evident in design choices for surfaces and floors.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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