For many homeowners, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. If you’re purchasing a new build home, you have lots of options to make it your own. There’s always room for personalization and upgrades so you can be sure that you’re moving into a home that’s going to be the perfect fit for you and your family.
Here’s how to get the kitchen of your dreams in your new home:
1. Upgrade appliances
When you purchase a new build home, the standard appliances may not be the top of the line, but your builder should be able to give you options for upgrading. This is an area that’s worth the extra money. Opt for stainless steel appliances or modern matte black finishes with features like built-in ice dispensers so your kitchen has all of the modern features you need.
2. Choose sleek, modern hardware
One of the best ways to personalize your kitchen and give it an upgrade is to choose sleek, modern hardware for your cabinets and drawers. Your builder will likely have a range of options for you to choose from so that you can put your stamp on your new kitchen, even down to the smallest details.
3. Built-in, personalized touches
Do you have a collection of beautiful dinnerware or serveware that you want to showcase? Consider upgrading to glass-fronted cabinets. Maybe you’re a wine enthusiast and you’d like to show off your collection with a built-in cabinet or rack. Perhaps you would benefit from extra shelving on an island or peninsula to store and display your collection of cookbooks. Whatever your hobbies or personal tastes, you can design your kitchen to reflect your style.
4. Upgrade to a kitchen island
Depending on your builder and the layout of the home you choose, your kitchen may not come with a kitchen island, but it should be an option to upgrade. Kitchen islands never go out of style, and they are useful in so many ways, from providing extra storage and seating, to giving you more counter space for food preparation and entertaining.
5. Upgrade the lighting
Good lighting is essential in any room of your house, but it’s most important in your kitchen. Your new build home likely has all of the lighting essentials included — a ceiling light and pot lights, for example — but you may want to consider upgrading. Under-cabinet lighting is a great way to add extra light and create atmosphere in your kitchen. You may also want to upgrade the builder-grade ceiling light to a light that fits your personality and becomes a feature of the kitchen.
6. Upgrade sinks and faucets
Upgrading your sinks and faucets isn’t just a great way to add beauty and personality to your kitchen — you can also increase functionality. Choose a faucet finish that you like, whether it’s on-trend matte black or brushed metallics, and consider whether you’d like a pull-down faucet or any other added features. If you’ve been dreaming of a ceramic farmhouse sink, now is the time to add it to your plan to ensure your kitchen is designed to accommodate the upgrade.
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