As a multi-functional space, the kitchen is often the setting for innovative design ideas. What people choose to do with their kitchens may come as a surprise and a delight. Here are a few ideas to consider.
1. Entertaining: If you are someone who enjoys cooking and entertaining you may want to consider including an island in your kitchen design. It is an excellent area for friends and family to gather, it also gives you more storage, counter space, and potential seating areas. Working with an interior designer will ensure the best use of space and flow of traffic, while meeting building code requirements. You may also want to consider purchasing larger professional grade appliances and have your designer select plumbing fixtures that pair with the overall look of your home to accommodate the frequent dinner parties you'll be hosting!
2. Bring the outdoors in: If the budget allows, installing folding doors or a moving glass wall system off of your kitchen is a great way to maximize your living space and increase natural light. It showcases stunning views and will make a bold statement in any home.
3. Work Spaces: The kitchen is a great place to have a built-in desk. It creates a perfect landing area for a busy family's planning needs where the home phone and laptop can be located with a charging station. It can also serve as a central location for mail or the kids to do homework while dinner is prepared.
4. Pet Stations: Dedicating a space in the kitchen for your pet is a great way to maximize the use of your space and to keep clutter at bay. The island is a perfect area to house the family pet's food and water bowl. In some instances a pet's bed can also be incorporated into the design.
5. Beverage/Coffee Bar: They can be situated under a flight of stairs to utilize the typically wasted space. Including a bar sink and mini fridge, will surely meet all your entertaining needs!
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