When you are planning the elements of your custom modern home, it’s important to consider the appeal of your kitchen – this space is often an important part of family life and is also key to entertaining guests. And with the holidays and family get-togethers right on the horizon, now is the perfect time to consider ways to boost the attractiveness and functionality of your kitchen.
At Clarum, we collaborate with our clients to make the kitchen a showcase area of their space. Explore these five ways to enhance the heart of your custom home.
Today’s modern homes embrace natural materials such as wood, stone, and metal to create a softer look and tie the architecture more seamlessly in with nature. Your kitchen should be no exception – consider tying in natural materials into counters, countertops, and other areas. Showcasing the inherent characteristics of these elements brings out a natural beauty unlike any other.
As we discussed in an earlier post on our blog, modern homes use as few walls as possible – encouraging interaction between the kitchen and its adjacent rooms creates an open and airy feeling that you’ll love. A connection between the kitchen and living spaces results in a social space that your family and guests will enjoy.
As we explored in our post about the simplicity of modern custom homes, today’s architecture incorporates repetitive details to give a sense of soothing consistency. You can incorporate this philosophy of repetition in your kitchen with features like lighting, cabinets, windows, or accent bar stools – the echoing patterns and shapes create a calming cohesion.
We depend on technology to make our lives easier in so many arenas – and it can enhance the ease of your kitchen as well. Look for sleek, stylish electronics such as high-performance hoods and built-in coffee makers to incorporate into your modern home. Also, consider investing in commercial-grade appliances – when you host large events with caterers, they can cook gourmet meals right in your own home.
Thoughtfully designing your kitchen’s layout can lead to a more pleasant experience for your guests and less stress for those cooking. The triangle made by the stove, the sink and the refrigerator should be compact enough that it allows convenient and effective circulation for the chef, and big enough to prevent people in the kitchen from bumping into one another. Carefully planning these elements during the building process will make the years of cooking in your modern home more enjoyable.
Whether you’re having a relaxing dinner after work or entertaining guests for a special evening, a modern kitchen will help serve your needs in style. Incorporate these elements into your custom home to leave a positive impression for years to come.
Want to learn more about how Clarum can help you build the modern home of your dreams? Give us a call at 650.322.7069