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What’s So Important About the
When a couple buys or builds a home, they always seem to pay a lot
of attention to the kitchen. With most couples, there’s usually one
person who loves to cook; most often it’s the woman. But for everyone,
male or female, young or old, the kitchen is one of the most important
rooms in the house. The kitchen is often the hub of the home, the center of
activity. Someone spends time preparing food, creating something fun, or
trying a new recipe in it. People tend to gather where there’s food.
So don’t miss this: kitchens are important!
Men sometimes underestimate the importance of this room. We love
our garages, grills, decks, and patios. But the kitchen? We can completely
miss its importance.
It’s important to remember when you are designing a home to consider
the resale value and design accordingly. A well-designed and functional
kitchen not only makes the cook happy, it also ensures a greater resale
A person who loves to cook or create culinary masterpieces for family
and friends absolutely needs a spacious and well-appointed kitchen. On
the other hand, if a cook wants to spend as little time as possible in the
kitchen, then your design and layout can be simpler. Kathy doesn’t spend
much time in her kitchen, but she likes the spacious layout so she and
her husband can be there together. Kathy says the chopping and stirring
are more enjoyable with her husband there. Additionally, he likes the
organization of a well-planned room.
When selecting kitchen cabinets, look for quality. This is not the place
to be overly consumed with trying to save money. Well-made cabinets will
provide lasting pleasure and functionality for decades. Drawers (as opposed
to cabinets with doors) are more useful and efficient even compared to
cabinets with pullout drawers. In addition, choose hard surface, durable,
and high quality countertops. There are a variety of colors and selections
available. Granite is an ideal counter surface for the most important room
in the house.
What about appliances? Don’t skimp here, either. You don’t have to
purchase the absolute top of the line, but good quality appliances help sell
homes. Today it’s becoming very popular to have two dishwashers. Often
the cost of an additional dishwasher is only slightly more than the cost of
the additional cabinetry it replaces.
In order to make the most important room in your house spectacular,
consider adding some of these other features: warming drawers, double
ovens, convection microwaves, pot fillers, espresso and coffee bars,
hidden pantries, elevated dishwashers for easy access, vegetable sinks in
the island (in addition to the main sink), instant hot water dispensers, and
purified water faucets.
When you design your home, be sure the kitchen is given special
consideration and that its relationship to other rooms, functions, and
features are the best you can provide. It will make a difference for years
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