It seems as though everyone agrees that The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home, it is that place where family and friends gather to share moments, prepare meals, talk, and share hopes and dreams. The kitchen is normally where entertaining begins and in many homes, it is where dinner is served.
As we have said several times the kitchen is The Heart of a Home and in the kitchen a lot of things are stored and tucked away until that moment when you need it. This can be pots and pans, groceries, and a ton of gadgets.
We suggest you seriously consider what types of shelves you want in your kitchen:
The emphasis today is on comfort and safety when building and designing homes. There are many examples of safety items that are required within all the various Code Regulations and most eventually point back to fire or fire prevention. That entire topic we will leave for another day.
Today let’s look at a couple off the beaten path ideas that just might help you around the house this spring.
We have been noticing that the snow is disappearing and that’s a visual sign that winter is almost over and spring could be around the corner. YES, it is time for you to uncover the grill and think about the “grilling season” that is here.
In the past couple days we have looked at:
- Floor Coverings
- Kitchen design
- Bathroom design
Lighting is the fourth significant area that will make your new home POP as an extraordinary home. If you are buying or selling people always look at what makes an individual home standout as something very special; lighting is an important factor.
Mood and ambiance – any room’s mood or atmosphere is many times determined by the amount or lack of lighting. Think carefully what type of feel you want within a room.
The other day we looked at bathrooms and how important they can be along with The Kitchen in making your new home POP as something so special.
Today look down at what you are sanding on, the Floor Covering can be equally important to making your home one of those homes that stand out.
Look carefully at today’s photograph that was taken in the living room of a Vermont Modular Home. In the main living room, there’s obviously hardwood floors. The kitchen has Ceramic tile and if you look carefully the adjoining room/den off the kitchen is carpeted.
Home designers and Realtors will tell you that there are three perhaps four things that make a home really POP:
We have talked about Kitchen appliances and counter tops, remember we mentioned Energy Star appliances and Solid Surface counter tops. We’ve talked about almost everything except the kitchen sink. (pardon the pun)
So, today let’s look at the Kitchen Sink. Obviously there are many types and styles to choose from and they are then manufactured from a wide variety of materials, let’s look:
Remember yesterday’s comments about the kitchen being designed well with functionality being so very important? I guess that when people think of the kitchen design being functional they think only of its layout. Well, that is true but it is not the entire picture.
When you are cooking something on the stove and it is really hot, obviously, where do you put that pan? Typically people look for a spot in the kitchen where they can safely set the hot pan down. What if your kitchen has “Solid Surface” countertops? You could easily set that pan down just about anywhere.
Many people will make it very clear that “The Heart” of every home is the kitchen. And, that argument is very valid in the majority of homes.
Whether it is your family or while you are entertaining it seems as though activity revolves around what’s cooking in the kitchen; it is the place where everyone seems to hang out.