You’ve heard that the kitchen is one of the most used homes in a house. Cooking and eating are social activities, and people naturally gravitate toward the kitchen. Many kitchens also feature a dining area and space for entertaining.
For these reasons and more, it’s important to choose a kitchen layout and design that matches your unique style and personality. There’s no shortage of options in this regard. You’re limited only by your imagination.
Still, keeping in mind trends and innovative ideas will help you fashion a kitchen of which you can be proud. Here are the top hot kitchen design ideas:
1) Shelving and Storage
No matter how much space is available, it always seems like it’s not quite enough. Between cooking and baking equipment (pots/pans, measuring cups, baking dishes/sheets), dishes and utensils, appliances, and pantry and food items, storage capacity quickly gets used up.
Dual-purpose innovations (slim pantry cabinets, retractable cutting boards, hide-away appliances) have become increasingly popular. Creative use of shelving and drawers is another way to eliminate clutter. This also creates an ideal spot for cookbooks and frequently used cooking items.
Another common sight in today’s modern kitchen is moveable cooking surfaces. These sleek tables on wheels give you quick and easy access when you’re preparing meals and can then be safely stored when you want extra space.
2) Larger Work Areas
For years, the stainless steel double sink has been a centerpiece in kitchens. While the basic concept survives, more homeowners are choosing farmhouse sinks. Also known as farm-style, these are large-basin sinks ideal for preparing big meals and tackling larger tasks. A bonus is that used dishes can be temporarily stacked — keeping them out of sight of guests.
Also popular are open floor plans where hosts can easily navigate essential work areas (sink, stove/oven, pantry) without disturbing guests or family members socializing nearby.
3) Incorporating Tech
Technology has become a major part of our lives. From smartphones and tablets, to work and casual computer use, wearable tech, and more, it’s difficult to contemplate a life without tech.
In recent years, more people have embraced home technology trends such as thermostat control, automatic door lock/open, and climate control functionality. Now, it’s increasingly being used in the kitchen.
That includes Bluetooth-connected appliances, oven auto-attendant features, smart faucets, and energy-efficient options for dishwashers and other kitchen equipment.
4) Expert Advice
Creating and implementing an efficient kitchen design is no easy task. It takes time and effort — both of which are often in short supply. It’s helpful to know that assistance is available.
With more than three decades of experience in custom home construction and design, we’ve helped countless Central Florida realize the American dream. But it doesn’t end there.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always glad to offer helpful advice and insight, so you can personalize your property and create a sanctuary for friends, family, and loved ones.
Browse our portfolio of custom homes and view our photo gallery to choose a residence that fits into your style and personality. Then, contact us to get started on the exciting new life chapter that custom home ownership provides.