Jen Haywood
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August 13, 2020
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Kitchen Must-Haves for Big Dreamers

Clients that love to cook rank their kitchens as first in line for a renovation. When you think about the amount of time spent in a well-designed kitchen it just makes sense why this space is so important. It’s not just outdated colors and fixtures, it’s structural. With kitchens, functionality is first and foremost, followed by design. Based on those two things here are ten design elements that end up on almost every clients list when planning their dream kitchen.

Multifunctional Island - Although some prefer to have just a countertop island, many homeowners love a range or sink to make their island functional. This can be important when space constraints are involved. 

Specialized Storage - This is a hot item when you want a pull-out pantry, a way to hide your garbage can and a functional way to store spices and those pesky cookie sheets that are always falling deep into the back of cupboards.

Well-Lit Cabinetry - This is a little detail that often gets overlooked, BUT WOW, what a difference it makes. An illuminated space makes it easier to see, read and overall it just feels cheerier.

Quartz Countertops - Durable, easy to clean and more affordable than marble - and well it’s gorgeous!

Streamlined Layout - One of the most important things we do in a consultation is walk your kitchen and I have you show me how you work in it. Which way do you turn and how do you pivot from different angles. We want to make sure that when we’re done, working in your kitchen is effortless.

Pot Filler - Why not, spoil yourself! After all it is no fun wrestling those pots under a conventional faucet.

Pro-Style Range - This is probably one of the most common upgrades if you prefer gas, but if you want to be neat and tidy an electric range or cooktop may be a better fit. 

Statement Light Fixtures - When we work to incorporate style and personality into your kitchen design we always look to the light fixtures to make a bold, classy or stylish statement. 

Farmhouse Sink - This fixture is definitely trending on almost every showroom floor. It’s a great look for any kitchen. 

Walk-In Pantry - Totally luxurious, complete with a sink and ample storage. Square footage is the only thing in your way. If you have room, this is a favorite, if not, don’t worry we’ll work in the pull out pantry in your specialized storage solutions.

Other favorites might include a coffee bar, specialized storage and two-tone cabinetry.


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