Does your day begin and end in the kitchen? We pass in and out of our kitchens each day for three meals or more, but these spaces are about so much more than food! Interior design and homeowner habits are always in flux. Trends may come and go, but the importance of a well-designed kitchen remains eternal. Read on below for four reasons why we believe the kitchen is the most important room in your home.
A Home Hub
The kitchen is more than a place to cook and eat — it’s the center of the home. As such, it serves many purposes. It offers a main place to congregate and connect as a family and acts as a command center, a daily homework station, a home office, and more. Modern kitchens often include large eat-in islands, built-in banquettes, mini-bars, and coffee corners that all encourage families to stay a while and relax together.
The Heart of Hosting
It doesn’t matter your plans; guests always end up in the kitchen! Obviously, people gravitate to where the snacks are, but we think the kitchen’s draw is bigger than hunger or thirst. Preparing food is communal and inviting; cooking together is at the heart of many of our favorite memories. It’s only natural that homeowners are building bigger and better kitchens to accommodate hosting with ease.
Kitchens in older homes are typically closed-off, separate spaces. As society has become more informal, floor plans have followed suit. Kitchens are so much more than hidden prep spaces now; they’ve evolved into dynamic spaces that flux as families and their needs change. Functional elements like layout, storage, and seating all play a part in ensuring your kitchen meets your lifestyle now and in the future.
Just as your kitchen is important to you, it also matters a lot to potential buyers. You may not have plans to sell your home anytime soon, but how your kitchen looks and performs is an essential piece of the puzzle. An updated kitchen that boasts both form and function is more appealing to buyers and can boost the value of your home in the future!
Thinking about a kitchen remodel?
Our goal at The Cabinet Store + Culina Design is to offer you a seamless experience for your cabinetry and countertop project needs. While we believe that kitchens are the most important part of your home, we also offer various other options including bars, entertainment centers, mudroom locker areas, and much more!
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