They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. Cooking and eating are social activities, so people naturally gravitate toward the kitchen.

As one of the most used rooms in the house, it’s important to choose a custom kitchen design that suits your unique style and personality. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of optionsyou’re limited only by your imagination. Read on to discover some of the best tips and innovative ideas to help you create your own kitchen masterpiece.

Happy mother and her little daughter making final preparation of roasted turkey for Thanksgiving dinner with their family

Give yourself some space.
No matter how much space is available in the kitchen, it always seems like it’s not quite enough. Between cooking and baking equipment, dishesutensils, appliances and food items, storage capacity can get depleted in a hurry. Whether you need extra room for serving, prepping or storing your kitchen gadgets (or all of the above), a kitchen island can be both beautiful and functional. Consider personalizing your island with options like open shelving, a prep sink, fridge, cooktop, or additional seating.

Think statement-making floors.
There are so many possibilities with comes to kitchen flooring: tile, stone, hardwood, concrete, cork, bamboo… the list is virtually endless! Tile and vinyl flooring are budget-friendly options, while stunning hardwood and natural stone come in at the higher end of the range. Laminate is popular choice, providing the rich look of hardwood but with added durability and a more affordable price tag.

Cabinetry completes the look.
Although it serves a very practical purpose, cabinetry also provides the soul of your kitchen’s overall aesthetic. From sleek and contemporary to charming and rustic, cabinetry is a focal point of your kitchen designOak and hickory are popular lower-cost options, while more expensive cherry brings a rich look to any kitchen.

Get techy.
From smartphones and tablets to work and casual computer use, it’s difficult to imagine life without technology. In recent years, more people have embraced home technology trends such as thermostat control and automatic door locks, and now they extend to the kitchen. That includes Bluetooth-connected appliances, oven auto-attendant features, smart faucets, and energy-efficient options for dishwashers and other kitchen appliances.

Creating and implementing an efficient custom kitchen design is no easy task. It takes time and effort, so it’s good to know that professional assistance is available. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is always glad to offer helpful advice and insight, so please reach out to us anytime.

About Creative Home Co.: For nearly 20 years, Creative Home Co. has been among northern Maryland’s preferred custom builders. Renowned for their elite level of service and superior craftsmanship, the business brings decades of experience and proficiency to every project entrusted to them. Creative Home Co.’s personal involvement, attentiveness, and unwavering standards of excellence set them apart from other builders. To learn more, call 844-7CREATE.

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