The kitchen is the heart of the home, and there’s almost no better place to make a statement. Whether you’re a chef (or chef in the making) or you just enjoy luxury in every room, here are seven extravagant features to consider in your new home’s kitchen.
Spring for a Second Island
Kitchen islands are ideal for a lot of different needs: food prep, additional storage space, dining, makeshift homework tables … the list continues. But placing homework or artwork on a surface that’s sticky from food prep is both displeasing and potentially dangerous. Circumvent this problem entirely with two separate kitchen islands: One for food prep, and one for everything else!
Not interested a second island, but still want a look of luxury? Go for an elegant material on your countertops and island, such as marble or stone. A darker color contrasted by white cabinetry will create a stunning look that draws the eye.
Another unique touch for your kitchen would be to forego the oversized island for a series of high top tables and chairs. This will give your guests plenty of space to eat and relax when visiting your new home, and is another way to circumvent the sticky-surface-for-homework issue. These bar-style tables and chairs go perfectly with the bright and dramatic backsplash.
Maybe double islands aren’t your style – what about double ovens? Your holiday season just got easier! In fact, why not double up on all the appliances? A second dishwasher means no dishes piling up in the sink while the other one is running, and a second sink gives you space to have a handwashing station plus a veggie prep station. Give yourself the space you’ll need when it comes to cooking for and hosting your guests.
If you want a more luxurious aesthetic without adding extra features, you’ll never be out of style with an all-black or all-white kitchen. The dark cabinetry on the left gives a sophisticated, modern vibe, while the white walls, cabinets, and table present a chic, high-class cooking and dining space.
Downstairs Wine Cellar
Wine closets and bars are fairly common nowadays, so it’s time to take things over the top. Consider a full wine cellar with bottles from around the world on display. Bring in the extra wow factor by having the cellar entrance be a trapdoor in your kitchen, or by having a winerator or kegerator available to guests on the main floor!
Build a Victorian Kitchen
Okay, okay – the kitchen pictured above isn’t exactly glamorous, but the presence of a closed-off prep kitchen is a luxury. Open concept is all the rage, but that doesn’t mean you want your cooking space always on display. Instead, opt for a prep-kitchen – much like those in Victorian-era homes, tucked behind the main kitchen everyone sees. Hide it even more thoroughly with a blended door that looks like floor-to-ceiling cabinets on the outside. Another pleasant touch? The small rolling door next to the main door, which allows easy transfer of food without opening up access to the entire space.
Sleek Kitchen, Chic Style
Use your kitchen to make an elegant statement to any visiting guests. Whether you focus on features, aesthetics, or location, your dream home deserves your dream kitchen. Inspired to start planning for your new home? Visit NewHomeSource for all your home buying needs.
Mia Zozobrado joined Builders Digital Experience (BDX) in 2019 as a content writer. A graduate of Southwestern University with a degree in English, Mia is passionate about the written word and making connections. Outside of work, Mia also serves on the Board of Directors for the Writers’ League of Texas.