Regrets? Anyone who has ever remodeled a kitchen has certainly had a few. We recently surveyed our team to have them identify what they would put in their dream kitchens and help to prevent buyer’s remorse. Here’s what they said:
The first absolute must is custom cabinets. As the name suggests, custom cabinets provide a blank canvas to get whatever size, wood type, color and finish that you desire. Most custom cabinets are built to order on a project-by-project basis and enable you to make the best use of all of the spaces in your kitchen. You don’t have to worry about voids in difficult corners or having to use a filler between appliances and cabinets when you can install a pull-out storage container or wine cooler. Custom cabinets, unlike stock or even semi-custom options, create a unique look that can seamlessly integrate into islands and seating areas.
Secondly, our team’s dream kitchen features high-tech, smart appliances that make cooking easier and more enjoyable and food healthier. On our dream list is:
- Combination convection steam oven
- Commercial-style gas range
- Dual dishwashers
- Smart refrigerator
Convection ovens have been around for a while, enabling chefs to cook faster, more evenly and with less energy. Today’s combination convection steam ovens take convection cooking to the next level. Using steam to prepare meals retains more moisture and vitamins in your food, which makes your meal healthier for you and your family.
If you love to cook, you will appreciate a commercial-style gas range. If you love to entertain, two dishwashers will become your best friend. Consider combining a traditional dishwasher with a drawer model that can be used daily. Some models can limit cycles to one drawer only, enabling you to save water and avoid the temptation of letting dirty dishes sit for days until the appliance is full.
Technology has not bypassed kitchen appliances. Smart refrigerators can help keep track of your food and order groceries, offer customizable temperature settings that can turn an area of fridge into a freezer zone, feature touch screens, cameras that allow you to view contents without opening a door and multiple apps ranging from those that organize recipes to maintaining grocery lists.
Our dream kitchen features a wide, deep sink and a high-performing, touch faucet. The kitchen faucet is the most used appliance in the home, followed by the kitchen sink. Imagine a faucet that can be touch activated to start water flow when your hands are covered in dough! If you love to cook, you will truly appreciate a deep wide sink. Our dream kitchen also includes sink accessories such as soap dispensers, instant hots and colds and disposers.
Quartz countertops are a must for our dream kitchen. Quartz is comparable to granite and marble when it comes to look and performance however, it is not porous and won’t stain, making it easy to maintain and clean. There are an almost limitless number of colors, patterns and finishes, including Quartz that incorporates veins in interesting patterns to resemble marble and natural stone. Quartz also represents a lighter and thinner countertop option to natural stone, making it better suited to larger islands. Typical quartz slabs are the same thickness as granite, 3cm. However, Quartz is heavier than granite and much stronger, allowing for larger tops and longer overhangs.
Finally, our dream kitchen has ample storage. A great kitchen must not only look out of this world, it also must incorporate the best functionality that meets your needs. Other components of a dream kitchen may include statement-making islands, a focal point back splash, integrated drawer and cabinet lighting and head turning range hoods. Let us help you realize your dream kitchen by calling us at 208-658-8888 or visiting us at 1185 W. Grove St., Boise, ID 83702.