It’s that time of year that our kitchens are often in overdrive. With Thanksgiving behind us and more holidays approaching, chances are you’ll find yourself in the kitchen preparing larger meals for gatherings and making traditional specialties. It’s a great time to assess your kitchen from every angle – workspace, storage, appliances, and layout. If you are considering a remodel or a new custom home purchase, it’s even more important to understand what works for you and what needs improvement. Columbia Builders will assist you with designing and building a kitchen the exceeds your needs and expectations!
The Everyday Chef
While the holidays emphasize your home’s kitchen and dining areas, it’s important to evaluate everyday use. Is the layout functional for how you work and entertain? Would you benefit from a larger island or walk-in pantry? Do you have adequate storage for cookware, place settings, small appliances, plus dry and canned goods? Are your appliances meeting your family’s needs? Consider the size and output of your stove; the noise level and cleaning power of your dishwasher; the capacity and features of your refrigerator; would you use a double oven more often than just at the holidays? Think through these questions and compile a list of items you wish to incorporate in your new kitchen.
If you are the entertainer, you shine brightly all year long, not just at the holidays. Your home is the gathering spot for family celebrations and impromptu neighborhood get-togethers. In addition to the questions above, you should also consider seating. Everyone likes to gather in the kitchen, and if you entertain a crowd, you’ll need adequate seating from a large island to a roomy adjoining breakfast or morning room. Also, give thought to outdoor-entertaining space as well, including an outdoor kitchen for warm-weather meal preparation and celebrations.
Who hasn’t binged the Great British Baking Show or a similar competition? One luxury kitchen trend is the baking station. If you are a year ‘round baker, whipping up desserts and bread on a daily or weekly basis, you will be well served to set aside space in your kitchen devoted to the essentials of your craft. Custom cabinetry can house your mixer, trays and racks, specialty utensils, and more. Your oven will play an important role, as well. Advanced planning is key to designing your custom kitchen. It can be outfitted with the features and appliances that you desire.
Design and Build Your Dream Home with Columbia Builders!
Columbia Builders is the home builder of choice in Howard County, offering homes in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel, Columbia, Marriottsville, Fulton, Clarksville, Dayton, and Brookeville. No matter what the size and scope of your project, we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to bring your vision to life. We offer a level of customization that is truly unmatched and are committed to using materials and craftsmen of the highest quality, so you can trust that your new home is built to last.
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