If there’s one part of the home that’s particularly important to scrutinize when considering various Manchester homes for sale, it should be the kitchen. In fact, the kitchen is viewed as one of the main selling points in the real estate market today. As many as 4.7 percent of homes in the market are even describing this important space as a gourmet kitchen or chef’s kitchen.
Certainly, this term may mean different things, especially when it comes to features. However, just to make sure you cover all of your bases, following are some must-have features worth your consideration when searching for your dream home.
Gone are the days when you chop up all of your ingredients on the countertop, only to turn around so you can put them all in your simmering pot or pan on the range. Today, island countertops include a stove-top range to ease the task of food prep and cooking—facilitating both on the island top. No need to turn around or move to the other side of the room. Everything is contained in one space.
Essentially, this design allows a more efficient flow of traffic in the kitchen area. It also reduces chances of spills, tripping, bumping into things or persons, or dropping something that breaks. All added up, this schematic proves a lot safer than a traditional design, especially if lots of kids are running through the house. The little ones can readily access the places they need to fix a snack or beverage while remaining out of the way of the chef(s).
It doesn’t take long for any homeowner to realize there is simply never enough space to go around in the kitchen. Ideally, you want a space for everything. Beverage serving can prove to be problematic, especially when you are hosting a little party at home for friends and loved ones.
With a dedicated beverage station, you can readily set up a help-yourself arrangement of drinks for guests as they enter the kitchen area. Typically a beverage station comes with an under-counter refrigerator and, sometimes, even a wine cooler. Space should also be allocated for placement of a coffee machine as well as your coffee cups, stemware and other drink accessories or essentials.
What’s more annoying than suddenly discovering you are out of space for all of your small kitchen appliances? Fortunately, today’s kitchens tend to come with a dedicated appliance garage, eliminating the worry of where to store everything. In fact, this appliance cubby should allow more than enough space for your mixers, blenders, grinders, and other small appliances.
More than just a spot for dry goods, the butler’s pantry affords a perfect space to store all of your silverware, serving ware, utensils and cutlery. It allows you to organize everything essential to a speedy setup of your table, whether it seats a family or a bunch of friends.
Don’t you just hate having to run to your home office to grab a printout of a recipe? Well, with a kitchen office, you can readily browse for recipes you want to try, print them out and just walk a few steps toward your stove or oven. At the same time, this space is also perfect for storing all of your favorite recipe books, easily accessed in accordance to your gourmet inspiration of the moment.
Especially when it comes to busy kitchens, cleanup can be quite a challenge when your sink cannot easily accommodate everything. A farmhouse sink is typically designed to be larger than your average kitchen sink. It allows you to easily scrub and wash your biggest pots and pans. It all equates to a faster-than-ever-before cleanup time.
All of these features lend to a kitchen and home that don’t frustrate, but only accommodate. Discuss which ones fall under your list of must-haves with your exclusive buyer’s agent so he or she can readily narrow down the homes meeting your culinary demands. After all, cooking up the right home is a matter of efficiency as well.
Contact Janet White at Buyer’s Option Realty Services to help find the ideal Manchester homes for sale. Call today for a no-obligation consultation on all the services we offer. (603) 881-3800.