Looking for a new home on Long Island can be exciting yet exhausting, especially if you aren’t quite sure what you’re looking for. Taking a little time before traveling to possible homes to view pictures online of the rooms in the houses you’re interested in can be a real time-saver.
So too can zeroing in on the most important room in the house – the kitchen. It’s the room where everyone gathers and the room where you will probably spend more awake time than anywhere else (unless you work full-time at home in a home office). Finding a house with a modern kitchen that meets your family’s needs can, therefore, get you a long way toward finding your next home.
Make Sure the Space is Functional for Your Family
First, consider the location and accessibility of the kitchen. Many new open concept homes feature a centrally located kitchen area that is open to or blended into the rest of the home. If you like the warmth and openness of the modern kitchen, keep this in mind when surfing through pictures of homes. On the other hand, if you think kitchens are messy and should be more private, consider an older home with a separate kitchen that has been updated to meet your needs.
Whether centrally located or tucked away in the back or a corner of the home, your kitchen needs to be big enough to accommodate your family. If you have a large family, you’ll probably want a large kitchen, and if you have a small family, you might still want a large kitchen to accommodate your appliances and storage needs. It’s important to make sure your new kitchen has adequate storage space for your small appliances, dishes, glasses, serving pieces, and food.
Many families are opting for large kitchen islands as a storage option. Actually, these islands have multiple uses, including storage for small appliances and other kitchen items, a serving area for casual meals, work space for home projects, and a focal point for the kitchen space. With all of these possibilities, a multi-purpose island might be just what you need
Look for the Style You Want
Modern kitchens are typically clean and sleek-looking, often featuring white cabinets, quartz or granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood or ceramic tile flooring. The idea is to create a simple, streamlined, stress-reducing environment – a place that helps you relax and enjoy being home.
If the kitchens in the homes you’re looking at don’t quite meet this modern standard, at least make sure they have sufficient light (preferably natural light), room for modern stainless steel or brushed metal appliances and the kind of range and ovens you want (commercial range? induction cook-top? wall ovens?), and decent flooring.You can always replace cabinet doors, change the countertops, add a back splash, and bring in your own modern design flair with accessories once you move in.
Call Reliable, Professional Long Island Movers
Speaking of moving in, once you’ve found and settled on the kitchen and home you want, you should start planning your move. In fact, now is a good time to talk with experienced, reliable movers.
At Maffucci Bekins, we’ve been helping people like you move on Long Island, throughout the New York metro area, and across the country for over forty years. We can help you get started planning, help you pack, store household items if you need storage, and get all of your household possessions safely to your new home so you can start enjoying your new kitchen.
Call us at 1-888-804-6768 or submit the Get a Free Quote form on our website to talk with one of our experienced moving professionals about your move.