Clients are thinking beyond the practical kitchen table that you don’t mind if your kids trash and want a place for family and friends to linger.
The kitchen’s importance to the home owner is second to none. In today’s open-floor home designs, the kitchen takes center stage as the place where the family’s lifestyle starts. Kitchens are the most important selling point in home buyers’ decision.
They are embracing the idea of a space that’s inviting and durable by choosing leather bench seating or Sunbrella-upholstered benches and opting for freestanding furniture instead of built-in banquettes. I think of it as this: My clients should have the best table at the restaurant in their own home.
The trend we are seeing is that the kitchen is the hub of the home for our clients. It’s where families gather not only to prepare meals, but where children do their homework, adults pay bills and everyone watches television and entertains.