Everyone has their own favorite spot in the house. If yours is the kitchen, it’s important to make this area the very best it can be. That starts by thinking of all the needed conveniences to not only improve efficiency, but also save you time and money in the long run.
When you start fresh with a new custom home, you can select the features that you most want and need, with none of the awkward aspects that make some existing structures undesirable. Use this advice to create a custom kitchen of which you can be proud, and where your friends and loved ones can log many precious memories.
1) Less is More
You may have heard this phrase used in a variety of scenarios. When it comes to your custom kitchen, the main idea is that you can maximize your time in the kitchen by reducing clutter and obstacles that only get in your way.
On the other hand, that doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on those items that make your life easier. For example, a two-drawer dishwasher allows you to clean twice the mess in half the time. Hidden appliances give you more counter space for food preparation. You could also invest in a movable cooking surface that goes where you do. Your reliable custom home builder can also lend valuable advice and insight that you might not have previously considered.
2) Optimize Storage
There’s nothing worse than having to run to the grocery store every time you want to prepare a specific meal, simply because you don’t have the storage space to keep all of the necessary spices, sauces, and other ingredients. Who has the time or energy to put up with that frustration on a recurring basis?
When you highlight storage in your custom kitchen, everything has its place. At the same time, the area won’t feel cluttered or messy. This way, you can free up precious kitchen real estate for other items such as extra seating, décor, and even additional cooking and baking areas.
3) Prioritize Work Space
As mentioned, if the kitchen is where you feel most comfortable to create, it should be like a personal artist’s studio. You can achieve this goal by placing a priority on work space. Along with adding extra storage, there are other ways that you can accommodate several different tasks happening at once.
For example, adding dedicated counter space makes for an improved working area, but also doubles as a spot where friends and family can relax, unwind, and share pleasant conversation while they wait for a tasty meal to be served. You could also feature a static or moveable island where you can smoothly and efficiently move from one area of the kitchen to the next. Your dependable custom home builder will also have other ideas to make this space truly stand out.
4) Incorporate Technology
These days, there are many ways you can add tech into your kitchen design without turning your home into something from a science fiction movie. Instead, Bluetooth-connected appliances contribute to kitchen efficiency and also allow for better multi-tasking.
Meanwhile, other features can simultaneously make food prep smoother while saving you money. For instance, automatic faucets are ideal for washing produce (or cleaning dishes). Elsewhere in your home, you can include other energy-efficient appliances such as washers and dryers, hot water heaters, and more. Speak with your trusted and reputable custom home builder to learn more about how you can incorporate these features into your design plan.
5) Get a Fresh Start
These are just a few of the many perks that go along with custom home ownership. Outside of the kitchen, you’ll benefit from many other modern conveniences. That includes creating a floor plan that works for the needs of you and your family. You’ll also enjoy selecting the best landscaping, room layout, home details, and similar. You could even add more natural light into your custom home — improving your connection with nature.
For nearly 30 years, we’ve helped homeowners just like you find their ideal spot in some of the most sought-after communities in Central Florida. That includes Halifax Plantation, Il Villaggio, Westland Village, Southern Pines, and throughout the City of Palm Coast. Browse our website to view photos of our recent work. Then, contact us today to get started on a custom home of your own.