Pot Fillers

Pot Fillers

Over the years I have seen kitchen gadgets come and go and I think I must have bought half of the ones that went.  There are a few which have been real assets to both the kitchen designer and the homeowner.  Since every kitchen is different, some with plenty of wall, cabinet and storage space, and others with hardly any, space saving conveniences can make the difference between a working kitchen and a kitchen that makes you work.

I am always on the lookout for the convenience that will make weekday meals a snap, but until someone comes up with a food replicator (Star Trek), I’ll make sure I am home early to put the pasta water on.

Espresso And Cappuccino Station

Espresso and Cappuccino Station

Warming Drawers

Warming Drawers

Pull Out Corner Organizers

Pull Out Corner Organizers

Under Counter Refrigerators And Freezers

Under Counter Refrigerators and Freezers

Built In Coffee Stations

Built in Coffee Stations

Under Counter Microwave

Under Counter Microwave

Built-In Washer/Dryer

Built-in Washer/Dryer

Low Profile Outlets

Low Profile Convenient Outlets

Photos by Rob Karosis  Curated Brochure by Crisp Architects: Portfolio

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James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Suzanne Gallup October 8, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I didn’t notice under cabinet lighting which I can not live without.

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    James Crisp October 8, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    The under counter lights are low profile and against the edge of the cabinet on the kitchen side so you don’t notice them in the photo.

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    Karen November 5, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Can’t get the logic in a pot filler near the cook top. Presumably one puts something , say pasta, into the pot to cook. But adding the water at the cooktop does nothing to help when it’s at its most risky – that is, taking the pot full of boiling water and pasta to the sink to drain. Seems like an unnecessary expense. But I do like a lot of the other suggestions and wish I had been aware of them when we built our new home.

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    James Crisp November 5, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Dear Karen,

    I know how I would use it. I would fill even small and medium pots at the stove instead of dragging them across the kitchen. For pasta (when I make it) I use a pot with a strainer insert. When the pasta is done, I just pick it up and drain it over the pot. I don’t know of any way to get around dumping the water when it cools off.

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