Designing the Perfect Kitchen Layout
If you are considering a new home, a fabulous kitchen is probably at the top of your priority list. Whether you are a gourmet cook or just want a more efficient space for packing lunches for the kids, a well-designed kitchen can make a huge difference in your daily life.
Whether your kitchen style is a rustic, Italian kitchen, a compact galley kitchen, or even a down-home, country kitchen, the right design and the right kitchen floorplan can make a huge difference in your room’s functionality and in the way you and your family move within the space.
Do you like cooking with the children or grandchildren? Do you and your spouse cook together? Do you want the kitchen to function as an entertaining or dining area as well? Your personal preferences and the way you use the space can have a big impact on design considerations.
In addition, innovative designs and materials can help to create kitchens that are easier to use and easier to care for, ensuring that they stay beautiful and functional for many years to come. At Pulte, we’ve worked with design and build professionals to create a concept we call Kitchenology™, combining optimal quality with the ability to personalize your kitchen’s features to create the perfect space for you and your family.
The Dream Kitchen Guide
After interviewing thousands of homeowners, we worked with a variety of architects, kitchen designers, partners, and vendors to develop curated kitchen concepts that work for the way people use their kitchens. Here you’ll find the most-desired features for the most popular types of kitchen styles.
This bright, light space is filled with natural light during the day and smart lighting design in the evening. This creates a seamless transition from morning to afternoon to night time, and a cheerful mood any time of day.
This family-oriented floor plan includes spaces for homework, tea parties, and other activities along with cooking and baking. That means that no one is ever "stuck" in the kitchen; everyone can work and play together.
Love cooking wiht the kids or getting your guests involved in putting together a fun dinner party? You'll have plenty of space and easy access to everything you need to make memorable meals with the ones you love.
With ample cabinet and pantry space, you'll always have what you need on hand for impromptu cookie baking, lunch prep, or after school snack time.
If party-planning and holiday celebrations are always on your mind, this is the space you've been looking for. Designed for socializing, you'll love finding new ways to create memorable events for your family and guests.
Do you have everyday and formal china, plus holiday and serving dishes that never seem to get used? With ample storage space, glass-front cabinets, and generous counters, you'll have room to create lavish buffets that show off all of your best pieces.
Everyone loves to hang out with the chef, and with ample seating and room to relax, you'll never miss a moment of the fun.
Extra features like wine coolers, stemware storage, and a wet bar turn your kitchen into party central and ensure your guests can make themselves at home.
Built-in lighting and music controls allow you to customize the mood - whether you're hosting an intimate holiday dinner or a crowded celebratory bash.
If experimenting with new recipes and cooking techniques is your favorite part of every meal, you’ll find the tools you need to soar to new heights of culinary expertise.
Pro-style appliances help ensure that you have the right equipment for the most ambitious recipes and the most advanced cooking and baking skills.
Optimized storage solutions, including deep drawers, allow you easy access to all of your biggest pots, pans, trays, and utensils. Kitchen organizers help keep all of that storage neat so that you can find just what you need, when you need it.
Customized task lighting ensures that you are able to do everything you need to do comfortably and efficiently. Whether you like to cook at midday or stay up late baking, you’ll always have a perfectly illuminated space.
Understanding your kitchen style can help you choose the right kitchen layout for you and your family. Think about what you do, when you do it, and how much time you spend in the kitchen to begin thinking through your individual needs. Then marry that knowledge with Pulte’s unparalleled expertise to find the kitchen that is just right for you.
Contributed to Your Home blog by Christy Edgar Murdock
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