The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, and you gather there for daily meals, entertain guests, teach your kids family traditions, and much more. Because of that, your kitchen should be molded to fit your life and not the other way around.
Decide What You Want
The first step is to develop an idea for your dream kitchen. Gone are the days when the kitchen was strictly for food prep. Now, families are using the space in multiple ways, and that trend is only gaining speed. They include specific areas not just for baking, prepping, and chopping; but also for homework, social gatherings, coffee making, snacking, and more.
So, will your family use the kitchen solely for eating? Or will it be the designated space for guests to hang out or for kids to do projects?
Think about your daily routine and for what you might need dedicated space. Suppose the kids like to do homework while you cook dinner every night; set up your kitchen island with hooks for their backpacks and plenty of room to spread out their homework. Maybe you like to entertain with mixed drinks: Add a bar station to show off your skills and store your equipment or a built-in wine cooler. Using the kitchen regularly will help dictate how best to design the space.
Once you know how to use the kitchen, map out a budget. Talk to our group of skilled builders and our team to get a sense of in-budget options and upgrades; we’ve done some genuinely unique builds we may have new ideas!