Creating the perfect kitchen design sounds a little impossible, doesn’t it? However, when you’re building a custom home, you can design the kitchen of your dreams. You can add the little details you’ve always dreamed of and incorporate your own personal flair to the room. Before you get started, though, here are a few design options you should consider:
Think about a different layout than the traditional triangle kitchen layout.
Kitchen’s are traditionally laid out in a triangle pattern. The sink, refrigerator, and stove are supposed to make up the three points of the triangle. The idea behind this layout is that having these three things in a triangle pattern makes the kitchen more accessible. However, this layout may not be the perfect kitchen design for your home. One layout you might consider involves bundling certain areas together. For example, you’ll want a prep space in your kitchen, but this shouldn’t just be a counter. The prep space should be a counter, the stove, and the sink. Having these areas close together will allow you to prepare your meals quickly and easily.
Can lights in the kitchen are being replaced with alternative lighting options.
Can lights have been the standard the last several years when it comes to kitchen lighting. However, that style of light may not be the perfect lighting for your kitchen design. Working with your custom home builder, you can decide what lighting will work best in your kitchen. Here are few options to think about:
- Natural light:No matter your kitchen design, you’re going to want as much natural light as possible. Think big windows, a French door, or even skylights. Natural lighting makes the room more enjoyable, open, and functional.
- Task lighting:
Have you ever seen under cabinet or under counter lights in a kitchen? These types of lights are called task lights. Basically, they make getting kitchen tasks like dicing a pepper easier because they light up the areas that are usually the darkest (under cabinets)
Cabinets with a little bit of color can make a huge splash.
Wood tones make a kitchen feel warm, but that’s not the perfect kitchen design for every home. Instead of wood stained cabinets, opt for painted cabinets that can bring deep, rich, and vibrant feel to the kitchen. The color you choose should flow with the rest of the kitchen and home, but you should also consider dark colors like gray and navy blue. The darker colors will hide imperfections and residue left from sticky fingers better than wood and light colors like white.
Trends come and go, so choose designs you like.
The perfect kitchen design for your custom home will look great and in a year from now, it’ll still look great. Why? Because it’s designed the way you want it to be designed. It can be a little difficult, but ignoring kitchen design trends will result in a kitchen you’re happy with for a long time to come.
Are you ready to have the perfect kitchen design? The builders at Hamilton Homes would love to talk to you about your ideas and inspiration. Let’s talk!