It’s no secret that the luxury kitchen ranks highly among homeowners. Often described as the heart of the home, this is where many families gather together, share the day’s adventures, and make lasting memories.
Here are a few key features that’ll enhance your humble kitchen, as well as impress potential buyers if you later decide to sell your house:
In luxury kitchens, two ovens are fast becoming the norm. They provide you with flexibility and functionality, especially when making a multi-course meal for large groups. When you’re baking fish in one oven and cake for dessert in the other, you’ll be sure to appreciate having a well-equipped cooking space. Short on space? Microwaves now serve dual purposes such as both a microwave oven and conventional oven or a microwave oven and steamer oven combination.
For those who don’t particularly enjoy lugging a pot full of water from the sink to the stovetop, a pot filler is the ultimate convenience. Serious chefs love having a faucet-mounted right above the stove because it lets you skip the heavy lifting and get right down to cooking. Reach to the faucet seem like a hazard? Try mounting the faucet just to the side of the stove burners.
Whether you’re making family breakfast or hosting fabulous dinner parties, a professional-grade range is a kitchen essential. Having six to eight burners is sure to come in handy when you’re whipping up elaborate meals, and the aesthetic of a commercial-style cooktop will let everyone know your kitchen means serious business.
Rather than having one large dishwasher, two dishwasher drawers give you the ability to clean smaller loads without sacrificing space. When you only have a few dishes to clean, running a single drawer is an efficient way to save water and energy–plus, you won’t have to bend over and strain your back when loading it!
Of course, technology in the kitchen is becoming increasingly desired. Millennial buyers, in particular, value having appliances they can control through their smartphones or by giving voice commands to a virtual assistant. Smart ovens, touchless faucets, and refrigerators that notify you when ingredients are about to go bad are the luxury kitchen’s new normal.