Designing Your Dream Kitchen with Mitchell Homes

Get started on designing your Mitchell Homes kitchen by browsing through our online gallery, then let’s dish about some important things to keep top of mind when building out your dream kitchen with Mitchell Homes.

Make a Mood Board

A picture is worth 1,000 words, so the more photos that you can bring to a meeting with our Mitchell Homes designers, the better. A “mood board” is a visual presentation or collage of images that convey all the favorite things that you would love to have in the kitchen of your brand-new home. Whenever you see something in a magazine or online or on Pinterest or Instagram that strikes your fancy or inspires you, cut it out or make a screenshot and add it to your mood board. Getting a glimpse into your personal tastes will enable our designers to provide expert guidance on options and upgrades that you might want to consider for the most important room of the home.

Choose Upgrades to Match Your Lifestyle

Our new home consultants and designers at Mitchell Homes can help you pick the right kitchen upgrades to fit you and your family’s lifestyle and habits. Below are just a few examples of how Mitchell Homes can build your home, your way:

  • The major appliances (range, oven, fridge, and dishwasher) come in excellent standard models or can be upgraded with more features for budding chefs.
  • Pet-friendly doors and sinks can be added to the mudroom.
  • A breakfast nook creates a cozy, comfortable space for relaxing and socializing.
  • A kitchen island provides extra counter space for cooking and prep, as well as a place to serve food and drinks to family and friends. If this upgrade is on your must-have list, Mitchell Homes builds beautiful islands in many styles and surfaces.
  • For smaller homes with compact kitchens, Mitchell Homes can maximize your storage area with upgrades for cabinets, shelves, and racks using vertical spaces.

Design for Your Daily Routine

When creating a functional layout for your Mitchell Homes kitchen, think about your daily routine, because a well-designed kitchen can help to reduce stress and make cooking more enjoyable. Consider the flow of “traffic” around the room so you can easily move from one task to the next. If you have a lot of appliances, place them in a central location or plan for the drawers and shelves needed to store them.

Functional & Focused Storage

Ample storage space in the kitchen is a must. It allows you to keep the kitchen organized and clutter-free, maintain a safe environment for cooking and socializing, and add to the overall value of your home. You can fully customize your kitchen with Mitchell Homes, and we can recommend traditional and versatile ways to store all of your kitchen items, equipment, and accessories. From cabinets to shelving to drawers to pull-out baskets to Lazy Susans and more, Mitchell Homes has what you need. Just remember that it’s easy to add storage space during the design phase. If you think you might need more shelving or a larger pantry in the near future, it’s more cost-effective to include it in the design plan instead of needing a costly renovation to add it later.

Lighting is Key

Efficient and consistent illumination in the kitchen will make the kitchen a room you’ll love to spend time in. Below are a few recommendations from our expert team at Mitchell Homes:

  • The prep area should have dedicated task lighting so you can prepare food more quickly, easily, and safely, especially when handling sharp knives and hot appliances.
  • Under-cabinet lights and recessed spotlights will help with visibility and make your kitchen feel more complete.
  • Accent lighting can highlight specific features in the kitchen such as artwork or architectural details. This can be in the form of recessed lights, track lighting, or chandeliers, for example.
  • Accent lighting can enhance your chosen backsplash tile selection, bringing it to life and adding a captivating visual appeal. By strategically placing accent lights, such as LED strip lights or focused spotlights, you can create dimension in the kitchen’s space and a stunning effect that highlights the texture, color, and patterns of the tiles. This illumination not only draws attention to the beautiful tile work but also creates a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  • The lighting should complement the style of your kitchen. Mitchell Homes offers a wide variety of standard and luxury options for lighting accessories to make your kitchen sparkle.

The Buzz about Backsplashes

Want to make kitchen cleanup a breeze? Mitchell Homes can install a backsplash behind the stove and sink to protect the walls from splatters and spills. As a barrier between the cooking area and the wall, a backsplash can prevent any unwanted buildup of grease and grime. We can help you choose a material that will make cleaning easier, such as tile, glass, and stainless steel, among others. A backsplash can also complement your décor and add personality to your kitchen. Whether you have a vibrant mosaic or a subtle, monochromatic design, a backsplash can transform into the focal point of your kitchen’s space. Here’s another tip: Don’t forget to plan for plenty of electrical outlets in your backsplash and/or island!

Countertops Count

Countertops are one of the most visible and used surfaces in the kitchen. They can make a statement about your style and also serve as a focal point of the room. Mitchell Homes has countertops in every material imaginable, each with its own unique features and textures. Granite is known for its durability and beauty, quartz is durable and stain-resistant, marble is elegant, laminate is affordable and easy to maintain, and the list goes on. Many of the options come in an array of colors and patterns to match your kitchen décor.

Entertaining with Ease

If your passion is entertaining, Mitchell Homes can design and build a deluxe chef’s kitchen that Gordon Ramsay would envy. In addition to hundreds of top-tier appliances and fixtures that you can find at Mitchell Homes, think about adding a sleek-looking bar cabinet to store and display liquor and wine bottles. It can even include space for glassware and supplies for mixing your famous signature cocktails. In fact, Mitchell Homes provides everything except for the party invitations!

Contact Mitchell Homes

Make an appointment to visit a Mitchell Homes Design Studio and get inspired to design the kitchen that you’ve always imagined. There’s nothing cookie-cutter about a Mitchell Homes kitchen, because everything can be customized according to your taste. Visit our website to learn more and download our Free Plan Guide today!

Get a sneak peek of our design studio to get inspired!