When planning your new home, the kitchen is one area you should really make an effort to research. Taking the time now to decide exactly what you want can save you from having to make costly changes in the future. The kitchen is at the heart of every home, and your family will undoubtedly spend a lot of time there. Cooking and sharing food, socialising, and living… kitchens are the hub of the home. A well-designed kitchen can also add a considerable amount to the resale value of your home, so spending a bit more upfront can lead to a good long-term investment.
Start with the layout
The layout of your kitchen is extremely important, you want to be able to prepare meals with ease, and you also want enough space to accommodate your family. The style of your kitchen really comes down to personal choice and lifestyle. Do you prefer an island bench, U-shape, or something else? Talk to your Content Living Building Consultant and take a visit to some display homes to work out the best kitchen design for you.
Choose the right surface
With your kitchen layout chosen, you want to ensure that the benchtops you choose are aesthetically pleasing and will stand the test of time. Essastone benchtops not only look amazing, but are engineered to last, making them the perfect choice for your new home.
There is no point having a kitchen that looks stunning, but doesn’t function properly. Selecting appliances that are from trusted brands, such as Electrolux and Westinghouse, is the best way to ensure you won’t have to replace them too soon, or need any costly maintenance. Apart from being expensive to repair or replace, appliances that quit working are also a major inconvenience.
Talk to anyone who has previously designed a kitchen and they will give you one bit of advice, make sure you have enough storage. Plan for the future; as your family grows, your storage needs will also change. Overhead cupboards are a great way to incorporate more storage while using up what would otherwise be wasted space.
Consider adding a scullery or butler’s pantry
If you really want to make the most of your kitchen area, consider adding a scullery or butler’s pantry. Apart from adding extra storage, you can hide away any unsightly mess, leaving your kitchen always
looking sparkling clean.
If you love to entertain and really want your kitchen to have “wow” factor, there are a range of luxury extras for you to choose from. Consider adding a wine rack or a bar fridge, luxury extras that will add appeal and value to your new kitchen.
Following the steps above will help you to get the kitchen you have always dreamed of, without too much stress or any costly mistakes along the way.