The kitchen is the heart of the home, and whether you’re an avid cook or not, we all have a dream kitchen in mind. Creating a space to entertain, spend time with family and bond over food is an important part of many households. If you’re thinking about building your dream kitchen, here are a couple of key features to consider.
The last thing you want is to build your dream kitchen, only to discover you don’t have room for all of your kitchen gadgets and implements. While style is an important part of any kitchen redesign, making a space that works for you and is functional should be a top priority. Identify areas in your current kitchen where you could use more storage, and try to incorporate that into your dream kitchen design. Consider drawer space and cupboard space, and even built-in organization systems to keep your kitchen orderly.
Your kitchen is one of the most functional rooms in your home, so making sure you have lots of light to work in it is essential. Consider installing under-cabinet lights to make chopping and cooking easier, and install some attractive pendant lights over your island or peninsula for some added style. A combination of attractive lighting and pot lights can add style and functionality to your kitchen.
If you’re undertaking a big kitchen reno, it’s important to get all of the details right: and that means making the investment in marble countertops. They’re a solid and durable option, and make an incredibly attractive addition to your kitchen. Add them to your counters, islands or even incorporate marble into your backsplash. Marble is also highly versatile and comes in a wide range of colours and textures to fit your design style.
Another detail that shouldn’t be overlooked is your fixtures. From the faucet to the hardware on your cupboards, make sure you don’t opt for standard pieces in these areas. Try a brushed chrome faucet with a pull-down feature for an updated look that’s super functional. For your cabinets, choose modern hardware that adds style to your cupboards and adds polish to the space.
Determine Your Style
You should design your dream kitchen according to the style you love. Whether it’s traditional, modern or something in between, it’s important that you love the space. Think about trendy features like farmhouse sinks and open cabinets, and decide if those are things that you want to incorporate into your kitchen. While you may want to consider what potential future homebuyers might like – we don’t recommend going for garish colours! – it’s ultimately your space and should reflect your personality.
At Dan Clayton Homes, we believe that your dream kitchen is essential to the design of your dream home. We’ll work with you to create the perfect living space for you, your family and your needs, designed with specific details and custom work in mind.
Check out some of the kitchens we’ve had the pleasure of working on!