For new home buyers, one of the most exciting parts of the move is customizing your living experience to mirror the home you’ve always dreamed of. In personalizing your home, oftentimes, the kitchen gets overlooked as a place to explore your decor personality. However, as the heart of a home, the kitchen is a great space to add some vibrant colors, stylish hardware accents and more. Need some inspiration? Check out some of these design trends sure to be popping up in kitchens everywhere come 2024.
Skip the Starbucks Trip
Whether you’re a morning person, a working-from-home professional or just someone who loves a good cup of coffee, a dedicated space to make your coffee brewing a little more special is essential. Instead of tucking your coffeemaker into a corner of an overcrowded counter space, opt for a dedicated beverage station. The great part is, you can take this infinitely versatile upgrade as far as you’d like, whether you’re looking to add dedicated cabinets for glasses and syrups, a built-in coffee machine or keep it simple but just dedicating a piece of your kitchen space to a next-level home barista setup.
Green with Envy
In recent years, many designers, builders and homebuyers have shifted their interests to emphasize sustainability. Lafferty homes, for instance, feature Energy StarⓇ appliances, which work together with our green-focused design to create a home that isn’t just good for the individual, but is good for the environment, too. Why not pair a sustainable kitchen with a pop of color? You can easily incorporate soothing earthy vibes by choosing furniture and accessories in a variety of shades of green, from light sage all the way to bright emerald. For a more subtle touch, simply add some indoor plants in the windows.
Layers All the Way
A great way to add some life to a kitchen is by adding lots of unique lighting options. Forget the bright overhead lights — this year, go for layering your lighting from the ground up. Soft LED strips underneath the counters or along the edges of cabinets provide a gentle glow any time of the day. From there, consider a larger, statement lighting fixture above the kitchen island to add some interest to the space as well as reinforce the lighting. This way, you can vary the amount of light you are using to suit your mood, and you can express your personality through dynamic lighting fixtures.
Maximize Your Storage
Everyone loves a clean kitchen. To keep your counters uncluttered, there are a wide variety of sneaky storage spaces you can add that will blend right in with your counters, drawers and cabinets. For instance, why not move the paper towel roll off of the counter and into its own drawer space, tucked away but easy to access? Additionally, a walk-in, butler-style pantry can provide lots of added storage space that you can keep out of sight and out of mind.
Make It Inviting
The kitchen is more than simply a place where you prepare food. It’s a gathering place in its own right, so why not make it a little more inviting for any guests you might have over? For a fun, casual communal eating space, place a little more focus on comfortable seating around a breakfast bar. These are a great spot to enjoy some appetizers and drinks during a dinner party or to dig into some home-cooked brunch on a weekend afternoon.
Your Taste, Your Choice
When you are buying a home with Lafferty Communities, you can be sure that you will have the freedom to make your home truly yours. With the ability to tailor your kitchen — and the rest of your home beyond that — to your unique tastes and style, you’ll feel right at home the moment you move in. Start looking for your new home today and discover which Lafferty Community is right for you.