You’ve heard the saying, “The kitchen is the heart of the home!”. As one of the most important rooms in a home, the kitchen serves as a hub for cooking, dining, socializing, and entertaining those you love most. As a home builder, we understand the importance of creating a functional and attractive kitchen that meets the needs of our buyers. In this blog post, we’re discussing new build kitchen ideas for your Kansas City home, including functional features and some of the latest trends. We’ll also share some splurge-worthy upgrades that are worth the investment! 

If you’re new to our blog, welcome to Hearthside Homes of Kansas City! We’re a semi-custom home builder based in Liberty, Missouri. Since 1987, we’ve built nearly 2,000 long-lasting homes. We currently build in the Kansas City, Parkville, Kearney, and Liberty areas. Our homes range in price from $350k-$700k. You can check out our available listings here. Don’t forget to check out our gallery! You can click here to learn more about the communities we build in. We hope you enjoy this blog post about new build kitchen ideas for your Kansas City home.

Open- Concept Layouts

If you’re looking for new build kitchen ideas, definitely start with an open-concept layout! This type of layout removes walls and other barriers to create a more spacious and open feel. An open-concept kitchen can make the space feel larger and allows for better flow between the kitchen and other areas of the home, making it easier to socialize while cooking. In short, if you love to entertain a crowd, you’d likely benefit from a kitchen with an open-concept layout. 

Ample Pantry Storage 

Storage is a critical component of any kitchen, and it’s important to ensure that there is enough space for all of your cooking tools and ingredients. Your pantry will play a crucial role in the functionality of your kitchen. Pantry space is essential for storing dry goods, canned foods, and other non-perishable items. Take it a step further by creating a butler’s pantry complete with pull-out shelves and storage for your appliances! 

Cabinetry Organization 

Custom cabinetry is a great way to add more organization and functionality to your kitchen. Some popular kitchen cabinet features include slow-close drawers and built-in spice organizers. If you have an island in your kitchen, consider adding storage solutions such as drawers, cabinets, or shelving to maximize the space and provide additional storage. Furthermore, drawer dividers are a great way to organize utensils, cutlery, and other kitchen tools. They can be customized to fit the size of your drawers and can help keep everything neat and tidy. Not to mention, Lazy Susans are a classic storage solution that can help maximize the storage space in corner cabinets. Lazy Susans can be used to store pots and pans, small appliances, and other kitchen items. 

Built-In Beverage Stations

Consider adding a built-in beverage station. These are fun and practical additions to any kitchen, especially for those who love to entertain. Consider adding features such as a built-in wine cooler, coffee maker, or even a small bar area to make it easy to prepare or serve drinks. These built-ins offer additional storage for your wine glasses, fine china, and other serving materials. 

Beautiful Details

Of course, a kitchen should be functional, but it should also be a beautiful space for your to entertain your family and friends. You can elevate the look and feel of your kitchen with hardware, range hoods, and backsplashes. The right backsplash can add a unique and personal touch to any kitchen design. Pick a backsplash made from materials such as tile, glass, or even metal to make your kitchen more stylish. 

Smart Appliances

Smart Appliances are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason! These appliances offer features such as touch screens, voice control, and remote access, making it easier to cook, clean, and manage your kitchen from anywhere! Some of the most popular smart appliances include refrigerators with built-in touch screens, dishwashers with Wi-Fi connectivity, and even ovens with voice control! 

High-Quality Countertops 

Countertops are one of the most important features of any kitchen, and it’s definitely worth investing in high-quality materials such as granite, quartz, or marble. These materials offer durability, longevity, and a stylish aesthetic that will enhance the overall look of the kitchen. 

While there are many great options for kitchen countertops, there are also some materials that are not recommended due to their susceptibility to damage and maintenance requirements. For example, laminate countertops are affordable and easy to install, but they are not very durable and can scratch and chip easily. They also don’t hold up well to heat and are not resistant to stains. Tile countertops can be beautiful, but they are not very durable and can crack or chip easily. They’re also very difficult to clean as the grout lines can trap dirt and bacteria. 

Invest In Good Flooring

Flooring is another critical component of any kitchen, and it’s worth investing in high-quality materials such as hardwood, tile, or natural stone. These materials not only look beautiful but also offer durability and longevity, ensuring that the kitchen floor will withstand the wear and tear of daily use. 

Ambient Lighting

Proper lighting is essential in any kitchen, and ambient lighting can provide a warm and inviting atmosphere that makes the space feel more comfortable and relaxing. Consider adding features such as pendant lights or recessed lighting to create the perfect ambiance for cooking and entertaining. Plus, under-cabinet lighting not only adds a stylish touch to your kitchen design but also helps illuminate the countertops and makes it easier to find what you need. 

Purchase With Hearthside Homes

In conclusion, there are several functional and stylish features that can enhance your kitchen! We hope you found this blog post helpful in regards to discovering new build kitchen ideas for your Kansas City home. Are you house hunting in the Kansas City Northland? Click here to view our listings. Check out these links to learn more about our 2-story, 1.5-story, ranch, reverse, and split-style floor plans. 

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Third-Party Inspection Process 

At Hearthside Homes, we understand that buying a home is a big deal! You want to make sure the home your purchase isn’t one you’ll regret in the future. That’s why all of our homes are inspected by third-party experts. In other words, we hire impartial third-party industry leaders to review each of our new construction homes! This comprehensive assessment involves a: 

  • Cosmetic inspection
  • Third-party HVAC duct cleaning
  • Third-party sewer line inspection
  • Third-party home inspection

Many home builders don’t subject themselves to these extensive inspections. At Hearthside Homes, we want our buyers to have confidence in their purchase! That’s why we hire impartial pros to look over our work. 

12-Month Warranty

In addition to completing a thorough inspection process, we proudly offer a 12-month warranty on all of our new homes. We even have a Warranty Manager on our team to make sure you have a go-to contact to reach out to if needed. You’ll have peace of mind when you buy with Hearthside Homes! 

Hear From Our Happy Homeowners

At Hearthside Homes, we prioritize customer experience and satisfaction. Did you know Hearthside Homes of Kansas City has over 100 5-star reviews on Google? Click here to check out our Google reviews and hear from some of our happy customers. Our client, Cierra, shares:

This wasn’t our first time purchasing new construction, but it was a completely new experience. The quality, professionalism, and management was a complete 180 from our last experience building a new home. Our family couldn’t be more impressed and happy with our experience with Hearthside.”

Want to hear more from our happy homeowners? Click on the video below to watch a customer testimonial. Jeff & Becca are so thrilled they trusted Hearthside Homes with their new build! After years of searching for the right floor plan and builder, they finally decided to go with our team. Now that they’ve had time to settle into their new home, they are so happy they made the right decision to choose Hearthside Homes!