7 Features Homeowners Want Most in Their Kitchens

Posted on Thursday Jan 25, 2018 at 11:34AM in General

Homeowners have so many options available when they’re designing their kitchens, but some are more of a priority than others. We’ve narrowed down the top features homeowners are asking for the most when either remodeling or searching for a new home.

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  1. Outlets

Homeowners not only want an abundance of outlets, they want them to be in accessible spots, as well. Having outlets close to the areas where you plug in small appliances is convenient, and you can even install them inside your drawers to create charging stations, which are becoming more popular requests. Docking Drawer makes great powering and charging outlets for drawers.

  1. Storage

Homeowners have jumped on the smart storage bandwagon and are looking for new and customized storage methods for everything from pots and pans to small appliances. Manufacturers such as Rev-A-Shelf, Knape & Vogt, Century Components, and Vauth-Sagel offer creative storage and organization solutions.

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  1. Pet-Friendliness

Furry family members are often taken into consideration during the home design or remodeling process. You’ll see kitchens with built-in areas for dog bowls or feeding stations and nooks for pets to relax.

  1. Island

Kitchens without islands may not feel complete to some homebuyers or owners. Islands provide a spot to gather around and serve food when entertaining and also create a day-to-day eating area.

  1. Quartz Countertops

Because marble requires a great deal of carefulness and upkeep, many people are opting for quartz countertops, which give the same look as marble, but with less maintenance.

  1. Easy-Access Drawers

Having drawers that extend completely, with the help of full-extension slides, makes it much easier to grab the items you need. Once you’ve experienced full-extension drawers, you won’t settle for anything else. All the better when they’re soft close...

  1. Lighting

Kitchen lighting doesn’t stop with overhead lighting. You can have lighting installed inside or underneath your cabinets and even add toe kick lighting. Additional lighting options include remote control lighting, adjustable light levels, and motion sensor-activated lighting.