When shopping for Hampstead real estate, what you want to have in your new home more than anything is your dream kitchen. After all, having a nice kitchen is crucial to being able to prepare amazing meals for yourself and your family every single day. That can make your quality of life a lot better.
That said, there are a number of amazing kitchen features today that you may want to take note of as you continue searching for that perfect piece of Hampstead real estate. Here are some that promise to make your time in the kitchen much more enjoyable.
Don’t you just hate having to have a number of countertop appliances out just because you don’t have any space for proper storage? With an appliance garage, you don’t have to worry about that anymore. This feature is typically placed at counter level, which allows you to easily tuck in appliances after you’ve used them. At the same time, situating them here means you can easily plug your appliances in and use them without having to pull them all the way out.
A pot filler is actually a very old feature that seems to be enjoying some resurgence today. If you’ve never heard of it, this refers to a faucet placed at a level that allows sauce pans and stockpots to be easily filled with water for cooking. It can be positioned near the stove or by a food prep counter, depending on how big the kitchen area is.
Perhaps, one of the most practical things to have in your new kitchen is a farmhouse sink or what is also known as an apron front sink. These are designed to be deep enough that it can hold large pots so you can wash them easily. Meanwhile, it also allows shorter people to gain easy access to the sink.
Here’s something that as much as 80 percent of homebuyers want today. An eat-in kitchen is a space located between the kitchen and dining room where everyone in the family can get together and have a casual meal. Typically, families enjoy using it during breakfast time. Moreover, they also tend to gather there when they are catching up with each other while the meal is still being prepared.
For a lot of people, having a cup of coffee to get their day started is quite crucial so it makes sense to prioritize having a coffee bar in your new home. This is a spot that holds just the appliances and accessories you need in order to fix yourself the perfect cup of coffee. This could include your espresso machine, coffee grinder, or milk steamer. There should also be space to store your coffee and sugar as well as your cups and saucers.
One of the most obvious signs that you are a cooking enthusiast is the great volume of recipe books you have managed to amass over the years. With a kitchen office, you can stack them all up neatly on a shelf and make them easily accessible when you are cooking. Ideally, the kitchen office should also come with a desk that can easily accommodate your laptop or desktop and a printer. This way, if you find a recipe that you want online, you can easily print it and try it out.
Waste and Recycling Center
In a kitchen, the last thing you want is to have a huge trash bin. Sure, it’s practical but it just doesn’t look good. Instead, you want to have a waste and recycling center that is installed right under one of your counters. This way, your trash is never in view. Not to mention, it allows you to secure your trash better before you take it to the curb for pickup.
Access to the Outdoors
Wouldn’t it be nice if your new kitchen directly opened up to a patio deck or garden? This way, you would always have a view to admire while you’re preparing your family’s meal. It also makes it much easier for you to keep an eye on children while they’re playing in the backyard while you’re cooking. Having access to the patio also means you can still keep chatting with your guests even if they’re all outside and you’re busy behind the counter.
Think about these features and decide which ones you would most want to see inside your new home. The moment you’ve made up your mind, make a list of your priority features and share this with your exclusive buyer’s agent. This would allow them to easily narrow down the kind of homes they show you. This way, you would find your dream home and kitchen much sooner.
Give us a call at Buyer’s Option Realty Services for a no-obligation consultation if you’re thinking about buying Hampstead real estate. 603-881-3800.