When it comes to looking for the right Blue Springs homes for sale for you and your family, it never hurts to make the kitchen a major consideration. After all, the space serves as the heart of the home, the place where everyone in the family can gather casually and bond over some good food. It’s no wonder therefore that as much as 80 percent of homebuyers have said that the kitchen is the most important part of a house when viewing Blue Springs homes for sale.
If you happen to feel the same way, then you may want to closely examine kitchens when you are house hunting and see if they host features that accommodate your needs and desires. To get you started, following are some that deserve to be on your checklist.
Imagine finally using a kitchen island that is big enough for meal preparation and more. This means you can comfortably chop up ingredients in one part of the kitchen while your child does some homework in another kitchen area. Since there’s more than enough space available for everyone, there’s no chance of getting in each other’s way and risking injury from splashing hot liquids or foods.
At the same time, a multifunctional island, with a bookshelf below, allows you to bring your favorite cookbooks into the kitchen so you don’t have to go back and forth just to refer to a recipe. Basically, the more counter space available in a kitchen, the better for you.
While most kitchens boast generous countertop space, many homeowners may find the sink is still located too far from the action. This makes cleaning and prepping food rather challenging and too time consuming. At the same time, there may also be instances when someone in the family needs to use the main sink at the same time as you do. With a prep sink, you don’t have to wait for them to finish using it anymore. Instead, you can wash what needs to be washed in the prep sink and others can readily use the main sink for other purposes.
Specialized Storage Spaces
Especially when it comes to the kitchen, it’s best if there is a space allotted for everything. At the same time, the space should allow you to stay organized so you don’t end up misplacing and losing any of your kitchen essentials or other accessories.
Divided storage in all of the internal drawers keeps you from mixing up things. Meanwhile, look for large, deep drawers for all of your cooking pots and pans. To enjoy even more space in the kitchen, look for an appliance garage, basically an on-counter storage space that allows you to park small kitchen appliances such as mixers, blenders, and more.
If you’ve been cooking for a long time, you might find it difficult to carry water from the sink to the stove, especially when it’s hot. Carrying a full container of hot water might lead to spillage on the kitchen floor or your feet. Fortunately, many kitchens today come with a pot filler that makes the job much easier. All you have to do is put the pot under the sink to fill it up right next to the stove.
A mini-version of the entire kitchen, a coffee bar can be tucked along a side that is rather far from the food preparation area so family and friends can readily get themselves a cup of coffee without getting in your way while you are cooking. Typically, a coffee bar houses an espresso machine as well as a toaster and microwave to help prepare some quick snacks. There should also be room to store all of the coffee cups as well as any condiments the family likes.
You can almost say that a great kitchen makes a stellar home. Owning a kitchen designed to make meal prep a lot easier can definitely add efficiency to a busy 24/7 life. Don’t forget to ask about these features as you continue exploring available properties. You can even choose to check out the kitchen before you view any other part of the home.
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