Five Must-Haves in your Indianapolis Dream Kitchen
What would you have in your Dream Kitchen in an Indianapolis new-build home?
The kitchen will probably be the first thing you fall in love with when you’re looking at houses for sale. It’s the room that will become the heart of your home. It will be where your traditions are created—where your meals are shared and your memories are made.
Everyone has different priorities in terms of what’s important to them in a kitchen. No two dream kitchens are the same and every family has an idea about what might be the perfect floorplan for them. But there are some kitchen features that have broad 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. There’s sure to be at least one feature on this list that will be a “must-have” in the Indianapolis kitchen of your dreams. And if you’re lucky, you’ll find a new-build home with a kitchen that has all five!
- A breakfast nook. A formal dining room is great. There are times when your beautiful dining room is the only place you could possibly imagine having your meal, like an elegant dinner party or a romantic dinner for two. But on a busy weeknight when everyone’s coming and going or on a lazy Sunday morning when you’re enjoying a pot of coffee and catching up on the news, there’s nothing like a cozy breakfast nook.
- A huge walk-in pantry. For those who love to cook, ample storage in the kitchen for both ingredients and cooking equipment is always a prize. 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.
- Upgraded finishes. When it comes to resale value, kitchens sell a house. Look for a new-build home with upgraded finishes, like real hardwood cabinets and quartz countertops. They’ll be more durable in the long run while you’re living in the house, and they’ll be one of the reasons why a prospective buyer will fall in love with the house when you’re ready to sell.
- An adjacent laundry room (with a window!) While some home buyers like the idea of having a second-floor laundry room, others really enjoy the multitasking ability that a laundry room adjacent to the kitchen brings. It’s a matter of personal preference. If you envision yourself throwing in a load of laundry while you’re whipping up a weeknight dinner, a kitchen-adjacent laundry room is for you. And if you’re faced with a mountain of laundry on a Saturday morning, a beautiful laundry room with sunshine streaming in the window will make the task much less dreary.
- A built-in desk. Kitchens attract clutter. When you come in the door at the end of the day with a handful of mail, or your kids hand you some paperwork from school, these things typically land on a kitchen counter or center island. And they’ll sit there until someone figures out how to dispatch with them. Imagine having a built-in desk right there in your kitchen where you could tuck away all those papers but still have them at your fingertips when you need them. That’s the joy of a dream kitchen with a built-in desk.
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.
Indianapolis new-build home communities include: Avery Park, Cardinal Village, Epler Trace, Overlook at Birchwood Park, Tansel Creek, Village at New Bethel, Village at New Home- Patio Homes, Villas at Birchwood Park and Woods at Traders Point.
Other Indianapolis-area communities include: Devonshire, Grant Park at Prestwick, Regency Estates, Regency Reserve, Settlement West in Avon; Bridlewood Estates and Bridlewood Reserve in Plainfield; Estates at Rocklane Ridge, Pleasant Valley and Reserve at Rocklane Ridge in Greenwood; Homestead in Monrovia; Sawmill in Greenfield; Sheffield Park in Westfield; Stone Crossing in New Palestine; Twin Lakes Estates in Shelbyville and Westwood Landing in Whitestown.
Fort Wayne communities include: Coves of Hawks Ridge, Glen Hollow, Grey Hawk, Morgan Creek, Summer Wind and The Preserves of Carroll Creek West.
Other Fort Wayne-area communities include: Aurora Coves, Calera in Roanoke; Bear Creek Estates.
Columbus-area communities include: Broadmoore Commons, Broadmoore Commons- Lifestyle Paired Patio Homes in Pataskala; Adalee Park and The Reserve at Lantern Chase in Delaware; Brentwood and The Overlook in Lancaster; Butler Farms in Obetz; Canal Cove in Canal Winchester; Chestnut Commons in Commercial Point; Ellington in Granville; Meadows of Mill Creek in Ostrander; Preston Trails and Willow Pond in Pickerington; Springer Woods in Delaware; The Corners at Johnnycake and The Reserve at Hidden Creek in Galena; Wagnalls Run in Lithopolis and Weaver Ridge in Marysville.