In the area of custom home features, the popularity of TikTok videos and Instagram reels has changed the game. Future homeowners can share ideas and gain inspiration from a worldwide network of creators with a passion for cutting-edge technology. Whether your goal is to maximize storage space or increase overall home efficiency, there are homeowners across the country with the same motivations who are sharing their secrets to home building success.
For many homeowners, the kitchen is not only a room to get creative with food, but also with the space itself. From a walk-in pantry to an ergonomic sink design, every fine detail should be customized to fit your unique needs in a new home. Here are 22 custom kitchen ideas from TikTok to explore while you plan your dream kitchen.
Master your weekly meal prep with a built-in vacuum sealer. Creator @rocciashowrooms neatly showcases their vacuum sealer in a pull-out drawer for easy storage when not in use. Package your meals for long-lasting freshness and to make the most of your fridge and freezer space.
When you’re buzzing around the kitchen preparing meals, it’s easy to get your hands full without first turning off the sink faucet. Instead of having to set down all the plates in your hands, creator @julie_eigenmann has incorporated a touch-sensor faucet that can be lightly tapped with a wrist to shut off the streaming water.
A simple way to streamline efficiency is to limit the trips taken from the sink to the stove. Creator @erinallemanop demonstrates the use of a pot filler installed conveniently over the stove, perfect for making pasta dishes, soups, and steaming vegetables.
Below-Sink Air Vents
Creator @valerie_hhouse installed a heating and cooling vent for their large kitchen. Incorporating under-cabinet vents will keep your air flow steady – even as you keep running all your appliances during the dinnertime rush.
Blind Corner Storage
Want to maximize storage space in your corner cabinets? Creator @studiodearborn built a simple sliding storage center that can utilize the full blind corner storage. When you’re ready to use your mixing bowls and pots, simply slide out the contraption for easy access and to view all your supplies. Stow your items away when not in use.
Modern kitchen styles can be accented with cutting-edge technology to make a room design even more impressive. Creator @thewoodworks models touch-controlled cabinets that are as efficient as they are beautiful.
Pull-Out Cutting Board
Increase efficiency and maximize your counter space with a pull-out cutting board. Creator @bardsley212 takes it a step further with a secondary pull-out knife storage space and a pull-out trash compartment underneath for easy disposal of cuttings.
Standard cabinets are typically made as a “one-size-fits-all.” When building their forever home, @myromehome opted for custom cabinets to design countertops four inches taller than the standard height. Customizing your cabinet height will maximize your storage space and also provide relief for your back and shoulders by alleviating strain on your body.
Steam Oven Above Regular Oven
Consider including a steam oven above your regular oven to use for side dishes, small plates, and simply cooking separate meals at the same time. Creator @pyramidtops offers you the option to steam vegetables simultaneously with the main course.
Minimize clutter on your countertops by installing a hideaway microwave. Some homeowners modify drawer space into a pull-out microwave. Creator @pyramidtops demonstrates a hideaway microwave in the kitchen island.
In larger kitchens, a double sink may be handy for households that regularly cook for large groups. Additionally, some homeowners prefer a second sink to wash dishes and another for washing and preparing food. Creator @valerie_hhouse also suggests a second sink for handwashing or two cooks simultaneously preparing a meal.
Built-in Wine Fridge
If you want to get really fancy with it, consider a built-in wine fridge. Creator @rachelm.moore displays their zero-clearance built-in wine fridge that adds plenty to the chic aesthetic while chilling all types of beverages.
Homeowners can open their kitchen space with floor-to-ceiling cabinets. Traditional cabinets tend to collect dust and limit storage capacity. By installing these elegant tall cabinets, creator @valerie_hhouse shows their maximum potential for storing seasonal decorations and additional cookware.
Kitchens aren’t just for cooking; they are built for making memories. Start your day with an acoustic sunrise playlist or pump up the party with your workout jams coming from your in-ceiling speakers. Find a melody for dancing in your kitchen with your kids or grandkids. Creator @valerie_hhouse shows how these speakers can seamlessly blend into the ceiling without taking away from the room aesthetic.
Small Appliance Garage
The toaster oven, coffee maker, French press, and all other small kitchen appliances can create clutter on your countertops. To combat this issue, check out a small appliance garage by creator @valerie_hhouse. This neat storage area pulls out for easy access but slides back into the cabinet when not in use.
Built-in Commercial Ice Machine
Especially for houses where the climate provides long, hot summers, a built-in commercial ice machine is a great investment. Creator @pyramidtops has a brilliant example of a built-in ice machine that adds to the style of the kitchen.
For quick rinses or to thoroughly clean your cups, jars, or delicate wine glasses, the convenient cup washer installed on your kitchen sink is an absolute must. Creator @adrianneargumaniz models the power wash feature on this cute little contraption. Especially for homeowners with several handmade or custom glasses, this neat gadget could save a lot of time that would otherwise be spent hand washing.
In larger kitchens, double dishwashers can be a huge help. Creator @officialnatalieali shows what this can look like in a new home. Especially in homes with smaller than average or apartment-sized dishwashers, a second dishwasher is a smart solution.
Instant Boiling Water on Tap
Imagine never having to wait for water to boil again… Well, it is possible to design your sink to dispense boiling water on tap! Creator @officialnatalieali models this neat feature that may be installed in a new home.
Pet Water Station
Any homeowner with pets knows that they are constantly underfoot, looking for scraps around the kitchen during food preparation. Give your pet their designated water station with a pull-out pet dish area or recessed cabinet. Creator @valerie_hhouse conveniently sets up the pet bowls under the second sink for easy water refills.
When you’re preparing a meal, it’s often the case that one or two sides finish before the rest. Consider installing a slide-out warming drawer to prevent food from losing heat until every morsel is ready to eat. Creator @valerie_hhouse demonstrates how the warming drawer can blend into the kitchen design.
Keep a crisp, clean look to your kitchen by installing hidden outlets under the cabinets or installing pop-up outlets. Creator @pyramidtops demonstrates outlet placement for an inconspicuous look in spots with high electrical usage.
Design Your Dream Kitchen
These are only a few ideas to get you started. Find which ones pique your interest and start a conversation with your builder. It’s never too late to incorporate these exciting features into your dream kitchen.
Melanie Theriault is a writer, counselor, and lifelong learner. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Southwestern University, where she discovered her passion for fostering human connection through storytelling.