The kitchen is the heart of the home, but if its design is boring and uninspiring, it may fail in bringing a revitalizing lifeblood to the rest of the home. If you have a home with an uninviting or bland kitchen, consider these luxury kitchen design upgrades that will pump some new vitality into your home.
You might not expect that one of the most important parts of your kitchen design would be the floor, but here it is. You and the members of your family walk steps upon steps over it each day, with hours upon hours on your feet preparing food.You might not expect that one of the most important parts of your kitchen design would be the floor, but here it is. You and the members of your family walk steps upon steps over it each day, with hours upon hours on your feet preparing food. The flooring is there to keep you upright, but it can also brighten your day. When you grow weary of the old linoleum floor, you should take it to the next level. Solid hardwood flooring is not generally preferred in a damp space, but stone tiles can be an excellent choice. Slate flooring is incredibly durable, with a color variety that you might not expect. You can make the kitchen look sleek, rustic, or just like a professional kitchen.
When you start to think about countertops, you realize that you have an almost unlimited variety of colors and materials. From quartz to marble, It might be difficult to choose based on the way you want to use the kitchen that you may have to pick more than one. That is perfectly acceptable, for mixed media countertops are all the rage in modern kitchen design. Many home buyers consider new construction in part because they want the ability to customize their kitchen and the countertops – but it’s actually quite doable to upgrade an existing kitchen to the same degree should the need arise. For example, you might want a butcher block for your new kitchen island for food preparation but different for the rest of the kitchen. With endless choices of granite, marble, and quartz countertops, you can probably find a specific stone that matches your cabinetry and flooring perfectly.
Ah, the pantry. It can be your haven of organization in a busy kitchen. The reason to have a custom pantry is as practical as it is delightful. With pantry shelving, cabinets and pull- out drawers that are set to your exact specifications, you can maximize every inch of space, no matter how big the pantry is. Take advantage of swing-out cabinets to make it easier to store the heavier items that you do not use as often, such as small appliances. If you want to go really special and you have the room to do it, consider something like a small wine chiller. That way, you can keep your collection at the perfect temperature for serving, without having to give up a room in the basement for it.
Every kitchen has a few appliances in it, but you may not realize how much better your appliances could be. Imagine a refrigerator or an oven that is inset with the cabinetry, so that it fits the smooth aesthetic of the space and provides you with more room for storage. Really, you do not need to stop there. With the right amount of room, the sky is the limit. Install a combination dish rack and dishwasher, so you can keep your dishes in the same place where you wash them. Think about adding an induction cooktop, which will cook food more evenly and heat up faster.
Now, if you believe that you are stuck with the same old kitchen fixtures, you should realize that plumbing has come a long way in the past few decades, too. Who needs to turn on the kitchen faucet when a smart faucet has technology built-in? This will help you to minimize the spread of germs, because you will no longer need to touch the faucet. Smart faucets are often touchless, relying on sensors to know when you want to turn it on and when you are done. As a result, they can also help you cut down on wasted water while cleaning or cooking.
Making decisions about ways to create your ideal kitchen design is a daydream that you may never want to end. Using these five ideas, you might find the plan for your perfect kitchen.
Gary Ashton REALTOR®
The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage
210 12th Ave South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN, 37203