When it comes to kitchen design, open floor plans remain a top choice, as 86% of buyers prefer the heart of their home to be either completely or somewhat open. But within that open floor plan, which kitchen features do homeowners want the most?
Including the right amenities in your build can increase the value of the home and entice potential buyers. The kitchen features that boost value the most are always evolving, and it’s important to keep up with those changes in order to appeal to your customers and grow your business.
Here are four kitchen must-haves to integrate into your next project:
According to research by Zillow, steam ovens were one of the top 10 features in homes that sold for more than expected in 2017 and 2018. Cooking with steam is a popular, efficient and health-conscious way to prepare many types of food. JennAir offers a Euro-Style Steam and Convection Wall Oven with a Steam Plus Convection mode that allows homeowners to use both steam and convection at once for food that’s tender inside and roasted or crisped outside.
Induction cooktops are popular for their ability to quickly bring food to the desired temperature, offering one of the most efficient ways to cook, but that's not their only perk. They make mealtime easier with precise control and easy cleanup. KitchenAid® induction cooktops are equipped with intuitive controls and a smooth, sleek surface that's painless to clean. As an added bonus, induction cooktops are available in a variety of layouts, allowing them to fit seamlessly with any kitchen design. For example, the JennAir® Custom 15" Induction Wok features a minimal style that sits flush with the countertop for a polished look.
Adequate storage space
Ensuring adequate and efficient storage space is one of the top kitchen trends according to research by Metrostudy and Meyer’s Research. Homeowners want easily accessible spaces to store appliances, utensils and other cooking necessities that would otherwise take up room on their countertops. In fact, customers are willing to pay more money in exchange for storage solutions that declutter counters. However, these storage spaces need to be sleek and integrate seamlessly into the kitchen. Kitchen islands provide the perfect opportunity for functional storage areas for items such as pots, pans and small appliances.
Stainless steel is still a sought-after appliance finish according to the National Association of Home Buyers. This long-lasting material can seamlessly integrate into any type of kitchen, whether it’s a modern space with granite countertops or in a farmhouse-style home with natural wood cabinets. Whirlpool’s fingerprint resistant stainless steel keeps the finish looking flawless.
Whirlpool Corporation offers a wide array of kitchen solutions that meet your needs for any project. Get in touch with us to discover all of the appliance options we provide.