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15 Must-Have Features for Your Dream Kitchen

February 13, 2017
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15 Must-Have Features for Your Dream Kitchen

Imagine your dream kitchen. What do you see?

Maybe a modern space with sunlight streaming through skylights?

Or possibly you envision decorative details on your hood, island, and cabinet crowns?

Whether you're building new, remodeling an existing kitchen, or refreshing a few elements, you're not alone. Everyone wants the heart of their home to look its absolute best.

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Here's a guide to some of the most desired features for your luxury kitchen.

15 Must-Have Kitchen Design Features

 

1. Multifunctional Island

Looking for more surface area, seating, storage, and more? A kitchen island is your solution. A large island enables you to interact with kids doing homework and socialize with guests.

2. Two-Toned Cabinetry

The tuxedo's timeless style is inspiring kitchen design with two-toned cabinetry. Using multiple cabinet colors in the same room adds personality to your home.

This popular design trend is a lot more than basic black and white. As you can see in the photo above, incorporating shades of gray with natural wood and your favorite door style creates a unique look.

3. Specialized Storage

Custom cabinets, deep drawers, dividers, and inserts allow you to organize anything from spices to pots and pans. Yorktowne Cabinetry offers a variety of stylish storage options to make your home both functional and beautiful.

For example, the range hood support below is more than just a pretty space. Thanks to smart design, it's a convenient and attractive place to store spices.

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4. Pot Filler

If you enjoy cooking, a pot filler is a convenience you'll love. A pot filler faucet is a swing-out faucet on a long, jointed arm, generally mounted over or near the stove.

Many people use pot fillers for more than cooking: getting water for tea or coffee, adding water to soups, and making gravy.

5. Pro-Style Range

Few things define a luxury kitchen like industrial-style appliances.

GE Monogram® Range

    • Authentic professional appearance. Stainless steel with smoothly finished edges, large electronic control knobs, and heavy-duty handles.
    • Sealed, dual-flame stacked burners deliver a full spectrum of heat settings.

6. Enclosed Trash and Recycling

Trash and recycling bins take up floor space, often smell bad, and are a temptation for pets. Hidden storage is ideal. Custom cabinets, like in the kitchen island shown below, can include compartments for your waste containers.

7. Statement Light Fixtures

Homeowners are falling for light fixtures that add a “wow” factor. More than just a light source, larger lights are a décor focal point. For maximum impact, use statement fixtures in a central area—such as over an island or dining room table or in an entrance.

8. Well-Lit Cabinetry

A common mistake is relying on one ceiling-mounted fixture to illuminate the entire kitchen. Homeowners are having professionals design and install extensive lighting below, above, and inside their cabinets as well as recessed can lights. A combination of light fixtures offers the best mood-setting capabilities.

9. Quartz Countertops

Also known as engineered stone, the man-made stone mimics the look of other popular countertop materials such as granite, marble, and concrete. And quartz is easier to maintain than those materials.

Quartz Countertop Facts:

  • Composed of crushed stone held together by resin
  • Mimics the look of natural stone
  • Can be mixed with pigments for custom colors and patterns
  • Acid, scratch, heat and impact resistant
  • Doesn't need to be sealed like natural stone

Cambria and Silestone are popular choices for quartz countertops because of their strong industry reputation and the vast variety they offer.

10. Coffee Bar

Attention, hot beverage fans: You’ll love having a special area for your favorite drinks. Stylish and functional kitchen coffee stations stock everything you need in one convenient spot.

11. Built-In Refrigerator

If you love a built-in look, there are refrigerators so shallow they line up perfectly with lower cabinets. Articulating hinges allow them to open fully. Also, customized panels blend your refrigerator and freezer into the adjacent cabinetry and enhance your kitchen’s overall aesthetic.

12. Walk-In Pantry

Transform a mess into a storage success with a walk-in pantry. There aren’t any strict rules about the size of the area or what you can keep there. Customize your pantry to suit your home and lifestyle. You won't know how you lived without this storage solution!

13. Technology

Smart-home trends are on the rise in the kitchen. If you're new to technology, a great introductory product is a hands-free faucet. It's perfect for homes with kids who can't reach the handle or any kitchen where busy cooks often have messy hands.

14. Farmhouse Sink

Also known as an apron front sink, farmhouse sinks are a timeless focal point in any kitchen. From a practical standpoint, they're deep enough to hold large pots, and a shorter person has easier access to the sink.

15. Streamlined Layout

Choosing the products for your dream kitchen is exciting. But there's something fundamental you shouldn't ignore: your kitchen's design.

A properly planned floorplan impacts your overall enjoyment of the space far more than any other element.

The primary tasks in a kitchen are carried out between the cooktop, sink, and refrigerator. These three points form the work triangle. An effective work triangle keeps all of the stations within easy reach and helps minimize traffic jams.

In conclusion, the sky is the limit when it comes to outfitting your dream kitchen with everything you desire.

Since the kitchen is the hub of the home, it's understandable why it's the most popular room to remodel.

If you're ready for your new kitchen but don't know where to start, we're here to help!

Schedule a consultation with our design team. We will listen to your ideas and offer our expert advice.

Contact us today.

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