How to Design a Great Kitchen

How to Design a Great Kitchen

The hub of any home is undoubtedly the kitchen. Used for far more than just meal preparation, today’s kitchen serves as a gathering space, a work space, a relaxation space, the place where multiple cooks and helpers work together and a hospitality hub. Because of its multiple uses, good design is critical in order for this, the heart of the home, to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

 

4 things that make this a great kitchen:

 

1.  Open and bright

A great kitchen offers open space, not only for more than one person to be able to work together in the same room, but for guests to be able to gather around. Likewise, it is nice for the kitchen to open up to other rooms in the home so that the cook is not separated from others every time he/she is in the kitchen.

Lighting is oh so important in this particular room. Ideally, kitchen lighting is layered with natural light, task lights, ambient light and under cabinet lighting, like here at 41850 Double Buck.

Wolf 6 burner gas range, 48

2. Quality materials and appliances

Because of the wear and tear we put on our kitchens, it is important to buy quality appliances, cabinets and other materials. This professional grade Wolf 6-burner gas range top is one of the best on the market. Above it is a stainless steel exhaust hood with built-in task lighting. The multi-colored glass backsplash is not only beautiful but durable and easy to clean. Granite is one of the most durable surfaces for countertops. These countertops are honed, a polishing process that creates a matte finish, giving this gourmet kitchen a more casual feel.

3. Function

Having a kitchen that functions well is arguably the most important element of a great kitchen. Nothing is more frustrating than having to close the dishwasher you are loading every time someone needs to get by for a glass or to get to the refrigerator.

The great kitchen in this Strawberry Park home is equipped with multiple work zones. The u-shaped design provides various work zones as well as abundant counterspace and cabinetry. A large center island adds additional cabinetry for storage and counterspace while a prep sink in the island offers another work zone. A pull-out spice rack next to the cooktop and a cabinet for waste and recycling next to the sink keep things organized and out of sight.

miele espresso machine, built-in coffee maker, great kitchen design, steamboat springs luxury home for sale, strawberry park home for sale

4. Character

Adding something unique and special to your kitchen will brighten your day every time you walk into the room. For instance, coffee lovers will love this built-in Miele espresso maker. Not only does it brew a consistent shot of espresso at the push of a button, guests will certainly marvel over this luxury item. Likewise, the built-in television on the opposite corner is a nice touch. Bring in your own style by mixing textures, materials and color which also add character.

The kitchen is one of the most important, if not THE most important, room in any home so it is essential to plan ahead and do it right. Well thought out design incorporating good lighting, functionality, quality materials and appliances and a touch of character are keys to  a great kitchen.

Click here to see the full-length video of this incredibly designed home on 15 acres in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Regards,
Charlie Dresen

Change Your Experience
Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby’s
970-846-6435  | SteamboatsMyHome.com
610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Facebook Google Plus Page YouTube pinterest Instagram LinkedIn
Advertisements

About SteamboatsMyHome.com

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat Springs with his wife Carol and their son, Finn, to become a Steamboat Springs realtor eager to share the joys of Colorado. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate. Working for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, Charlie had a great, innovative career in the highly competitive Seattle market before moving to Steamboat in 2005 and delving deep into Steamboat Springs real estate. At Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Charlie has become one of the top agents with his innovative style and tireless perseverance.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s