The kitchen is the heart of the home!
Hence, it’s important to pour your heart and soul into the design of this special gathering place. And, there are many details to pay attention to when designing your custom kitchen.
First, consider the re-sale value. The kitchen can make-or-break the re-sale of your home. So, keeping re-sale in mind, pay special attention to the layout and functionality of the kitchen.
Secondly, what is your skill level? Are you a culinary chef? Or, someone who microwaves most of their meals? No judgement, here. But, this will help determine the level of quality and detail you might be willing to invest in your kitchen space.
Now, time to dive into the details of your dream kitchen.
Selecting Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen cabinetry is costly, and if you’re looking for quality, there really isn’t a way around it. Instead of focusing on saving money here, give attention to the quality, functionality, and aesthetics that kitchen cabinets will provide your home for years to come.
Choosing Kitchen Appliances
Your level of kitchen skills will come into play when choosing appliances. Again, if you’re a professional in the kitchen, you might want to invest a little more into the appliances you’ll be using on a daily basis. Also, consider your desire for convenience. Many families who build custom homes request second appliances. However, will you actually use two ovens, two dishwashers, and two freezers? Or, will the second appliances simply take up space? Finally, consider additional kitchen details: pot fillers, convention microwaves, espresso machines, etc. What’s of most value to you?
The Second Kitchen
If your family enjoys hosting large gatherings and events, a second kitchen (or oversized pantry) might just be an answer to your prayers. The second kitchen often houses a second set of appliances, walk-in pantry, sink, and more. It’s a great space to prep meals and stash clutter, while keeping your primary kitchen sparkling clean.
When designing your custom kitchen, it’s important to consider your needs and wants. Make a list, research online, visit showrooms, and talk with the professionals. After all, the kitchen is where you’ll likely spend most of your time.