If you could use some help thinking through all the things you want/need for your future home, you will definitely want to keep reading. We put together a checklist of items that you’ll want to consider adding to your future kitchen. From simple storage solutions to more specific ideas for the serious cook, you’ll find something you want to add to your must-have list for your future custom home.
There are so many incredible storage options out there when it comes to optimizing your kitchen. Here are just a few suggestions on how to make sure you utilize your space and remove common kitchen frustrations.
2. Pot Filler
We love a good pot filler moment! These things, while not necessary, are such a convenient thing to add above your stovetop. Especially for those that cook a lot!
3. Under Cabinet Lighting
This trend makes a lot of sense. Sometimes when we are in our kitchen, it’s in the middle of the night for a glass of water or early in the morning before everyone wakes up for that cup of coffee. We don’t always need the large overhead lights for this, and that’s where the cabinet lighting could be very beneficial. Not to mention, when the lighting is on, your kitchen instantly looks upgraded.
4. Hidden Outlets
If you love a good clean look – you’re definitely going to want to ditch the outlets above your counters. Instead of messing up your backsplash with outlet cutouts, opt for hidden under the cabinet outlets.
5. Warming Drawer
This one is for all the hostesses. If you enjoy cooking for people, then you know how difficult it can be to make sure your food stays warm until other dishes are done, or all your guests have shown up. Adding a warming drawer to your list of must-haves will solve that problem by keeping your food nice and warm until it’s time to dig in!
You know how we love to add a few bonus ones too! Below is a list of trending options that we believe could be good options, but maybe not 100% sold on yet and/or are major upgrades that may not be worth the cost!
Items Up for Debate:
Mixer Storage: This looks really great – and the function is awesome. Our only hesitation is that it takes up an entire cabinet and we aren’t sure that’s worth it! Plus, most mixers nowadays are actually pretty appealing for display on the countertops.
Charging Station: While the pop-up outlets and charging station drawers look really cool – most people aren’t leaving their phones in the kitchen for the night. And while it may be nice to plug in your device while watching a Youtube video and frying up some potatoes – we aren’t sure it’s really necessary.
Dog Feeding Station: We DO like this idea! But it definitely depends on the dog…and the owner! If your dog makes a huge mess while eating or your kitchen isn’t huge, then it’s probably not the best idea.
Panel Front Appliances: This look is stunning. Concealing your appliances is nice and creates such a beautiful vibe to your kitchen. If you want to invest in a gorgeous upgrade – this is the one!
Vent Hoods: Not just any vent hood – a customized one to match the style of your home. Take a stroll through Pinterest for all the beautiful options out there. Another stunning upgrade option!
We hope you’re heading to your Future Home Checklist to add a few items you know you NEED! And don’t worry, we will do this for more rooms in the home in the future. Plus, if you are looking for a custom home builder in Delaware, our team has a whole list of items like this we can help work on together so you don’t have to do it alone!