How To Design The Perfect Kitchen Part 1:
Hello ladies and gents! And welcome to the new and improved Steve Hawkins Homes website. My favorite thing about this company is we are all family. This blog will now make you feel like you are also apart of this family.
Whether this is your first home to build, or you are just visiting the site to decide if you want a Steve Hawkins home, just know that the home building process can be a mix of emotions. You can be super excited one day and then be overwhelmed the next [I feel this way on a daily basis over when I can do laundry/clean/take Milo on a walk], but this company has been in business through the ups and downs and these “old hands” will help you through every stage.
So grab your cup of coffee and lets start the real estate talk! My favorite thing about meeting with customers is everyone is unique and has their own taste. So first, how are you going to tailor your tastes, needs, and way of life into your new home? If you are married and thinking, “my husband has awful taste” thats okay we can make your home be feminine yet masculine making both your tastes beautiful.
Cook, entertainer, or just for show:
Right now my sister and brother-in-law are designing their first home and the biggest area of frustration is their kitchen. So todays post is going to be about designing the perfect kitchen. First, ask yourself are you needing this kitchen to actually cook, entertain, or just have for show? If you are a cook, think about appliances. Such as- big refrigerator, big sink, big island, a big cooktop, a big pantry. Entertainment- think about a bar area, an island that you can place bar stools. A kitchen aimed just for show [this category is me]- know you are going to spend a majority of your money on your granite and paint grade cabinetry.
Lighting and lighter options:
Keep in mind the kitchen is the most used room by you and guests. So to make the kitchen feel bigger, choose a light color scheme. Also, place the kitchen in an area where you can have lots of windows and natural light come in. Great lighting also makes it easier for people like me who cannot cook, to read those recipes in tiny font.
Here at Steve Hawkins, you get a lighting store allowance. When choosing light fixtures, choose some that can hang over your island. Lastly, when picking your selections like granite, backsplash, and flooring, choose options that are easy to clean. This is again the most used room by you and guests. There will be a lot of cleaning going on in this area. With heavy flow of traffic, I would also recommend placing a powder bath/half bath close by for you and your guests!