They say the kitchen is the heart of a home – a haven to create culinary delights and to enjoy them with friends and family. To make new memories and to remember old ones. To engage in meaningful conversations. To laugh until you cry or maybe cry until you can laugh. The kitchen becomes the memoir of a home, and consequently why it is the primary selling point. Here are 10 mistakes to avoid when renovating a kitchen to stretch your dollars and create a beautiful retreat packed with the power of practicality.
We have all heard of the golden triangle – a kitchen design that ultimately forms a triangle between your most frequently used appliances – the stove, the sink and the fridge. But with the introduction of kitchen islands, stove tops with wall ovens, and open-concept layouts, this isometric design is not always feasible or even practical in today’s kitchen. Use these 4 work zones to design a more efficient kitchen today! Read More
If you missed how we got to this home plan, then check out Picking a French Country House Plan. As I talked about in Designing Our French Country Home Exterior Plan, I moved the garage to the back of the house leaving an entire wing of the house in need of design “repairs.” I knew ultimately what rooms I wanted to incorporate into this “owner’s suite”, a private wing of the house accessed primarily by side entrances, but the question that needed to be answered was how to create the best flow for the rooms.
I had finally landed on a French Country house plan that I felt I could work with to create the home of our dreams (Read about Picking a French Country House plan here). Abberley Lane by John Tee had the elements of French Country charm with the general layout I was envisioning.But several things I immediately set out to change.
After deciding one’s style of preference, the next step in building your own home is finding the house plan that will suit your family forever. No pressure. It only costs thousands upon thousands of dollars.
Where does one start when designing a forever home? It starts with a dream. It starts with what you value and the kind of space you want to create memories in.