Five Must-Haves in your Columbus, Ohio Dream Kitchen
What would you have in your Dream Kitchen in a Columbus new-build home?
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Most likely, as you’re looking at houses for sale in and around the Columbus, Ohio area, the kitchen will be the first thing you fall in love with. Every family has an idea about what might be the perfect floorplan for them. And, no two dream kitchens are the same.
However, there are some kitchen features that have universal appeal in new-build homes. These are features that give you greater flexibility and convenience in the ways you use your kitchen in your new home. Here are our top five features of a dream kitchen in a new build home in Columbus, Ohio!
- A nice, big walk-in pantry. For those who love to cook, ample storage in the kitchen for both ingredients and cooking equipment is always a highly sought-after feature. Even if you’re not a cook, you’ll find loads of ways to fill up a walk-in pantry. They’re a great catch-all for cleaning supplies and seasonal items (such as grilling tools).
- A cozy nook. Sure, you’ll use your formal dining room. Some nights, whether you’re entertaining or it’s just the two of you, you’ll pull out the china and set a fancy table. But on a busy weeknight when everyone’s home late or on a lazy Sunday morning when you’re eating pancakes with the kids, there’s nothing like a cozy breakfast nook.
- Upgraded finishes. Look for a new-build home with upgraded finishes. (And look for a builder who includes those upgrades as standard!) Nothing adds more to your kitchen’s appeal than real hardwood cabinets and quartz countertops. They’ll be more durable and easier to take care of while you’re living in the house, and they’ll be one of the reasons why a prospective buyer will fall in love with your house … just like you did!
- A study center. Everything lands in the kitchen. Mail, report cards, bills to file, charging cords … you know how it goes. Your center island becomes a magnet for everything you don’t have time to put away. Imagine having a study center in your kitchen where you could stash everything that lands in the kitchen until you have time to dispatch with it. Your neighbors will think you’re the most organized person on the block.
- An adjacent laundry room (with a window!) Second floor laundry rooms have trended lately. For some families, they make total sense because they’re on the same floor as your closets. However, if you like the convenience of having laundry handy while you’re cooking dinner, you can kill two birds with one stone and multi-task to your heart’s content! Add a window to your pretty laundry room, and you’ll see how much less of a chore laundry can be!
There are so many cool tools available today to help you find the perfect home. So, if a fabulous kitchen is important to you, make that a priority in your search. And while you’re searching for a new home in Columbus, (and Columbus certainly is a great place to live!) look for a great new home builder that offers your top “must-haves.”
Westport Homes, a division of D.R. Horton, is the Midwest’s most respected new home builder, with communities in and around Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.
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Other Fort Wayne-area communities include: Aurora Coves, Calera in Roanoke; Bear Creek Estates.
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