40 Kitchen Customization Ideas
Feb 08, 2015 Building a Custom Home

40 Kitchen Customization Ideas

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Let’s face it: building a custom home is an absolute blast. Where else can you say things like “Move that wall out five feet to accommodate my indoor hot tub,” and an entire team of people are committed to making it happen? That’s what it’s like at Wayne Homes. We make your dream home happen.

But few rooms in your home offer more customization options – and more fun – than your kitchen. For many families it’s the most important room in the house, so why not create a kitchen that you absolutely love from top to bottom?

We’ve included 40 different kitchen design ideas here, but the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Visit one of our Model Home Centers or Ask Julie by Live Chat to discover what we mean when we say that at Wayne Homes, there’s almost nothing we won’t build!

Here’s our list of 40 ideas to get you started. What would you add?

1. Create an L-shaped island to accommodate lots of little ones (See photo)
2. Install a cable outlet so you can watch tv while you cook
3. Add a space saving microwave drawer
4. Add a second oven to make entertaining larger gatherings a breeze
5. Petite? Lower counters to create a comfortable working area
6. Statuesque? Build counters higher
7. Mix standard counters with a custom backsplash for a high end designer look
8. Install French doors to create direct patio access for easy summer entertaining (See photo)
9. Add a skylight to the kitchen
10. Add a walk-in pantry
11. Install a bay window over the sink to grow an herb garden year round
12. Add lighting under upper cabinets to illuminate your workspace and add a dramatic designer element (See photo)
13. Add a second sink in your island for washing vegetables
14. Add a faucet above your stove to make filling tall pots a breeze
15. Expand the counter space to create a convenient prep area next to your stove
16. Add a slide-out trash and recycling receptacle that tucks neatly behind a cabinet and out of sight
17. Add an undermount sink for a streamlined look
18. Add glass front cabinets for an elegant touch
19. Add lighting inside glass front cabinets
20. Create a breakfast bar that is higher than your sink area to keep dishes out of sight
21. Add additional windows for more natural light (See photo)
22. Turn a peninsula into an island
23. Turn an island into a peninsula
24. Extend the island counter to create a breakfast bar
25. Add a wine fridge (See photo)
26. Add a bookshelf to the end of your island for quick access to cookbooks
27. Create a pull out for your mixer or food processor to keep large, rarely used items stored neatly away
28. Add a desk/technology center for productive multi-tasking
29. Raise the ceiling for a more open, spacious feel
30. Add designer pendant lights over the kitchen island and other workspaces (See photo)
31. Turn your island into a butcher block workstation
32. Design your kitchen with multiple workstations
33. Extend the wall of your eat-in breakfast nook to accommodate a large family (See photo)
34. Install glazed cabinets for an old world look and feel (See photo)
35. Upgrade your cabinetry hardware for an inexpensive designer look
36. Expand your kitchen island and create additional storage underneath
37. Create a rounded island for convenient casual dining
38. Extend cabinets to the ceiling for additional storage; add lighting for a dramatic appeal (See photo)
39. Mix and match rich walnut flooring with modern finishes for a designer look (See photo)
40. Add a ceiling fan to keep your cool all summer long

Wayne Homes is a custom home builder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer more than 40 fully customizable floor plans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.

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