Top Kitchen Features To Include In Your Kansas City New Construction House
Are you thinking about building a Kansas City new construction house? If so, you’re not going to want to skip this blog post! You’ve likely heard it before, a kitchen is the heart of any home! With this in mind, there are several great features you’ll want to be sure to include in your kitchen design. From cabinetry to lighting, appliances, and more, there are several things you should consider before finalizing the kitchen plans for your Kansas City new construction house.
New to our blog? Welcome to Hearthside Homes, Kansas City’s go-to source for all things homebuilding. We are happy to have you reading! Hearthside Homes has been in the home building business since 1987. We are a semi-custom home builder based in Liberty, MO. This means our customers get to choose one of our pre-designed floor plans and then all the aesthetic components of the home. Click here to view our current listings and here to learn more about our Design Center. Without further ado, let’s dive into the top kitchen features to include in your Kansas City new construction home!
Large Kitchen Island
A large kitchen island is a must-have! They offer tons of prep space for cooking and serving food. Not to mention, kitchen islands often have great storage and allow for additional seating in the home.
Double ovens are incredibly convenient, especially when hosting celebrations or family gatherings during the holidays. Need to cook two things at the same time? Two ovens will do the trick!
A pot filler is that thing you didn’t know you needed until now! These are faucets that are mounted over the stove. Need to fill up a big pot of water to boil? No problem! You’ll enjoy this practical kitchen upgrade.
A range hood will elevate the look and feel of your kitchen completely! Range hoods are helpful at reducing airborne grease, smoke, and fumes from the stove. Stainless steel range hoods offer a modern look, while wood range hoods add a traditional feel to the space.
Space and storage are key, and a walk-in pantry will provide you with both! No one wants a cluttered pantry, and if you have a large family you probably have a lot to store! Walk-in pantries are the perfect solution. If you want to take your kitchen game to another level, consider a butler’s pantry! Butler’s pantries, also known as prep kitchens, can offer additional countertop and cabinetry space. Store your bulkier appliances in the butler’s pantry to keep your kitchen tidy!
Enclosed Trash & Recycling
Who wants to stare at the trash and recycling bins all day? Cabinets can be easily transformed into enclosed trash and recycling so you don’t have to see or smell the garbage! Win!
Splurge On Drawers
Full extension drawers can be super handy for plates or whatever you put in them. It makes it easier to put things in and take them out! Deep drawers are great for pots and pans if you don’t want to hang them up. Have you heard about slow-close drawers? These are awesome for reducing noise and saving fingers from getting jammed.
Wine Station / Coffee Bar
A built-in wine station offers great storage and is an awesome tool for entertaining! Even if you’re not a huge drinker, a wine station can be used as a buffet or coffee bar. A coffee bar in your kitchen is a great space for a Keurig or espresso machine. You can build a little alcove and store coffee cups, cream, sugar, tea, or anything else you fancy!
Ceiling High Cabinets
Want your kitchen to seem huge? Go for the ceiling-high cabinets! You’ll love the extra storage.
Using multiple cabinet colors can add a lot of personality to your kitchen! Some people do black and white, others add pops of color. Whether it’s the bottom cabinets or just the island, having two cabinet colors can be a great feature in your kitchen.
Every beautiful kitchen has nice countertops. Although beautiful countertops are often a little pricey, they are well worth it. Do it right the first time!
A Wow-Worthy Backsplash
A stunning backsplash can completely transform any kitchen! Subway tile offers a farmhouse look, while geometric designs are more modern. Whatever style you prefer, consider adding a wow-worthy backsplash to your Kansas City new construction house.
Believe it or not, hardware can make a huge difference in the overall look of your kitchen. These days, many of our customers are opting for square-shaped hardware in black or gold.
Don’t Forget Lighting
Having adequate lighting in your kitchen is important. Pendant lights and recessed lights are popular choices. Lights under your cabinets can illuminate the space, making cooking easier. Even a decorative light fixture can have a huge impact on the overall feel of your kitchen!
If you don’t have deep drawers, a pot rack can offer a great storage solution for your pots and pans. You can easily have access to all your cookware, and it provides a cool look to the aesthetic of your kitchen!
Mount A TV
Having a television mounted in your kitchen is a nice touch while you are cooking away! You can catch up on the news during breakfast or watch your favorite show at dinner time. It also might be fun to have a baking show on as you whisk away!
Build Your Kansas City New Construction House With Hearthside Homes!
There you have it! We hope you enjoyed reading about some of our favorite kitchen features. Ready to get started on your new Kansas City new construction house? Hearthside Homes can help you out! We are a semi-custom home builder based in Liberty, MO. We currently build in the Liberty, Kansas City, Kearney, and Parkville areas. We have been around for over 30 years, have built over 1,500 long-lasting and functional homes. These days, our homes can be priced anywhere from $300k-$700k!
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Hearthside Homes offers several different floor plans to choose from, such as 2-story, 1.5 story, reverse, ranch, and split style floor plans. We build in several communities, such as Barry Brooke, Benson Place Fieldstone, Brentwood, Cadence, Chapel Ridge, Davidson Farms, Homestead, Meadows at Greenfield, Prairie Field, Reserve at Riverstone, Riverwood, and Tiffany Woods. Click here to learn more about our communities.
We can build you a new construction home, or you can purchase one of our move-in-ready spec homes that will save you some time and energy! Our move-in-ready homes are built with the same detail and care that our semi-custom homes are. If you would like to build, our home building process is simple and headache-free! It involves 10 steps, including pre-construction, design selections, appliances, cabinetry, pre-drywall orientation, build check, punch period, home orientation, closing day, and warranty check! Click here to learn more about our home-building process.
You will love our Design Center- a space that we created for our prospective and current clients to meet with the team and choose all their various material selections if they are building. This space will help you visualize your home and choose cabinetry, doors, flooring, kitchen islands, bathroom features, tiles, hardware, finishes, faucets, and much more. Click here to learn more about our Design Center.
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