If you’re like most Americans, you probably spend a good amount of time hours at home in or around the kitchen preparing and enjoying meals. With the increased popularity of open floor plans where the kitchen and living areas are one expansive space, kitchen design and aesthetics have increasingly become a factor in the home planning formula. Check out some key kitchen design tips below to consider during construction of your new home.
According to a survey of 7,812 homeowners conducted by remodeling website Houzz and published by Realtor® Magazine, open concept kitchens, natural stone countertops, and neutral color schemes remain the most popular design selections. To ensure that Beazer homebuyers are thoughtfully approaching the design of their new kitchens, here are some tips to maximize long-term satisfaction with your kitchen:
Consider your family’s schedule and dinning preferences: Do you host large functions or prefer smaller, more intimate meals? If you’re always hosting large groups, then you may want to opt for a larger living/ dining combination space that won’t have anyone feeling isolated. Also, if you and your family members have very different schedules a separate space can reduce noise and light disturbances to others early in the morning or late at night.
Select surfaces for your needs: While the allure of an all white kitchen and shiny chrome faucets may appeal to your senses, those selections might not be as practical for a family with small children or pets. Look for finishes that will perform for your lifestyle. Beazer Homes offers a trained team of design professionals within each of our new home design centers to help you select options and offer kitchen design tips that meet your specific tastes, needs, and budget.
Examine your work and storage areas: Think through how you like to cook. Do you require a lot of prep space or do you prepare your families meals in bulk? Make sure you’re planning for enough counter and cabinet space to accommodate the size, and types of meals, you’re accustomed to preparing.
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