As the old adage goes, “the kitchen is the heart of the home.” Whether it’s a holiday dinner, a late meal after a ballgame, weekend fun, or just hanging out talking about your day, the kitchen is where families congregate and create lifelong memories. As a luxury home builder in Avila of Tampa, Alvarez Homes creates luxury homes that fit your lifestyle, which include kitchen spaces that couple elegant designs with functionality. In this two-part article, we will discuss many design elements that you can integrate into the heart of your home.
Using the Most of Your Space
Along with the open kitchen concept, many luxury homeowners are implementing designs that make the most effective use of all of the nooks and crannies of their kitchen. The goal is to not waste any unnecessary space and to create a highly functional living area. For example, there’s no need to put all those pots and pans inside cabinets when you can utilize your walls. Carousel-installed cabinets, spice drawers, and drawer dividers are a few ways to remove wasteful space in your kitchen.
Although you can greatly reduce cabinet space, you will still need some cabinets to store your most important kitchen items. When it comes to choosing a color for your kitchen cabinets, we find that most of our clients prefer neutral colors that keep their kitchen light and bright. White and grey are timeless colors that give your home a sleek, clean look. If you are feeling a bit more daring, darker cabinet colors can present a luxurious appeal that may be right for you.
On an Island
The kitchen island is no longer a trend; this multipurpose area is a mainstay for kitchen designs. Islands provide homeowners with a unique opportunity to show off their style while also providing functional benefits like casual meal space and storage areas underneath the countertop. There are also countless designs for island kitchens and homeowners have a variety of options to choose from.
If you are interested in learning more about cool concepts to feature in your kitchen, please read the second part of our article.