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5 Things to think about for your NC new home kitchen

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Aug 08, 2012 @ 16:08 PM

5 Things to think about for your kitchen

Kitchen design features you'll love

What’s cooking in today’s kitchens are designer details with everyday appeal. Here’s what’s causing excitement, when your North Carolina custom home builder creates the most popular room in your new home with everything just the way you want it.

1. Pot fillers - right at the stove, where you need it

5 Things to think about for your NC new home kitchenMake a splash without all the carrying, with a built-in pot filler that customizes your cookstove.

Pull it out when you want it. Tuck it back when you’re done.

Pot fillers tap a basic need with a luxury touch that adds charm and flexibility to any kitchen.

The style and finish of the pot filler can blend into your decor, or can be designed to make a stand-out statement.


2. Separate sink in the island - for too many cooks in the kitchen (and a great way to spread out all the culinary tasks)

5 Things to think about for your NC new home kitchen

A separate “prep sink” in the island is perfect for chef hobbyists, as well as family and friends who gather to “help” and chat in the kitchen. 

Separate sinks set into a bar are becoming more of a regular feature in today’s custom homes, where casual living centers around the kitchen – and the extra space (and water source) is handy.

Whether you want a special place to wash vegetables and fruit, fill up water glasses, or wash hands between tasks, the flexibility and accessibility of a prep sink will be addictive!


3. Raised eating bars - when you don't want to deal with a meal at the table

5 Things to think about for your NC new home kitchen

 This custom home kitchen design - a version of the Kelley- has a great approach to an on-the-go alternative to meals at the dinner table.

A raised eating/serving bar built into the island is a top-requested kitchen feature in custom homes.

Kitchens with raised eating/serving bars are often designed to supplement alternative casual eating areas – in addition to more formal dining choices. For example, in this design, the nook area has a built-in brunch table.


4. Built-in wine racks - right in reach for your evening entertaining

5 Things to think about for your NC new home kitchen

Built-in wine racks can be designed as a bold centerpiece of the kitchen, or as discrete private collection space.

In this custom designed, green certified kitchen, the choice of a large built-in wine rack designed to display select vintages serves as a connoisseur’s focal point.  

Another favorite location for a built-in wine rack and/or wine refrigerator is a butler's pantry.

 5 Things to think about for your NC new home kitchen








5. Built-in storage designed with versatility for everything you put away - from recycling centers to open shelving to pot and pan organizers

5 Things to think about for your NC new home kitchen


Convenient storage solutions are a top request in new home kitchens. 

There’s no need for clutter on your counters when there are so many choices for your cupboards.

And when you ask your builder to extend the existing space in your floor plan, you can get even more places to store, underneath the serving bar, eating bar area, or island.

5 Things to think about for your NC new home kitchen

Tuck it away – in choices you can hide inside

Special features like pot and pan organizers, lazy Susans, recycling centers, roll-out tray dividers, cutlery dividers, and plastic bag storage units – the choices are endless when you design a kitchen with everything just the way you want it.

Ask your builder what he can do for you – and cook up a creative kitchen. 

See more custom home kitchen design features

Find more kitchen design trends in these articles and photo galleries, all about customizing your kitchen to your lifestyle:

Stanton Homes kitchens on Pinterest.

Kitchen photo tours - tons of designs in one place.

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Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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