3 Design Considerations For Your Custom Kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of many households. Meals are prepared and eaten in the kitchen, homework is completed at the kitchen table, and the table also plays host to family game nights. With so much of your family's time being spent in the kitchen, you want this room to be a welcoming and functional space.

Building a custom home gives you the ability to prioritize your unique needs to design a kitchen that will benefit your family for years to come.

1. Hidden Appliances

No modern kitchen would be complete without some appliances. Unfortunately, many kitchen appliances can be an eyesore. If you are tired of looking at your bulky refrigerator or using up valuable counter space for the microwave, then talk to your builder about hidden appliances.

All major kitchen appliances can be concealed within a custom kitchen. Induction cooktops can blend seamlessly with your countertops, and the refrigerator can be made to look like just another cabinet in your kitchen.

Hidden appliances are a great customization for homeowners planning to construct a residence with an open-concept living room and kitchen, since the appliances will not detract from the ambiance of the living space.

2. Customized Organization

It's a lot easier to keep a kitchen organized when everything has a designated place to be. Organization should be a key component in the design of your new kitchen. Think about the most strategic location for your cabinets and drawers.

Evaluate the small appliances that you utilize often, but not daily. Have your builder construct storage specifically designed to house these appliances. A custom kitchen can be built to your exact specifications so that all of the tools you rely on to create meals for your family will stay organized and within reach.

3. Bold Hardware

You want your custom kitchen to stand out when compared with the cookie-cutter kitchens found in mass-produced homes. One of the easiest ways to achieve a unique look is by investing in bold hardware.

Drawer pulls and knobs that have a unique color, shape, or finish can really make your custom kitchen a work of art. The best part is that hardware items are easy to remove and replace, so you don't have to worry about being stuck with bold hardware should your design tastes or interior trends change in the future.

The kitchen will be the heart of your new custom home. Make sure that you are strategically designing your new kitchen space to meet your family's unique needs.