Top 5 Kitchen Must-haves in 2021

May 4, 2021
Top 5 Kitchen Must-haves in 2021

For homemakers and cooking enthusiasts, having a dream kitchen is the same as having a dream home. And since the kitchen is the most-used section of the house in the preparation of meals, it is crucial to have a kitchen design that is functional, practical and beautiful at the same time. They must be made of hardwearing materials that are easy to clean and maintain and have enough storage space. The list could go on,  so if you’re looking or thinking of building a new home, here are some kitchen must-haves to consider.

Polyurethane Kitchen

Modern kitchens have a minimalist, open and seamless design. This is made possible with the use of polyurethane boards.

Polyurethane is a preferred hard wearing finish used in modern style homes due to its sleek and luxurious appearance, durability. It provides a seamless finish typically used on handleless kitchen cabinets, doors, and drawers available in different surface finishes like matte, semi-gloss, and high gloss surfaces. Its unlimited palette of colours allows you to match any décor of choice.

Polyurethane boards are easy to clean with a durable surface that can withstand everyday wear and tear. You won’t need to worry about stains because you can easily wipe them off with a damp cloth.

Using a high gloss polyurethane finish is most advantageous for small kitchens, making the room appear larger.

Tiled Splashback 

A splashback is a must-have in every modern kitchen for artistic and protective purposes. This is mounted on the walls on top of kitchen countertops and spaces used for cooking and preparation. This prevents moisture and oil from splashing, staining and damaging the walls.

Tiles are preferred due to their availability, durability, unlimited designs and cost-effectiveness. Tiles are excellent materials to use when you want to incorporate colours and patterns in your kitchen. It’s available in different sizes and shapes, and colours, making it the best choice for a patterned or mosaic type of kitchen design.

Depending on the type of design and patterns, a tiled splashback can make your kitchen seem bigger. It can insert varied vibes from dramatic using dark-coloured choices to bright and airy with light hues.

Tiles are also hygienic in nature, easy to clean and low maintenance. It’s non-toxic, hypoallergenic, bacteria and scratch-resistant. It has a tough-wearing and water-resistant surface to prevent moisture retention where bacteria and fungi live.

Melamine Shelving to Walk-in Pantry

A walk-in pantry provides additional space to store your non-perishable items. Melamine is preferred over solid wood in cabinet construction due to its moisture and heat-resistant property. It is also stain and abrasion-resistant, making it easy to clean and maintain. Another advantage of melamine is that it can imitate different surfaces, has a smooth surface and is available in a wide range of colours.

Butler pantry

A butler pantry sounds luxurious and traditional. It is a small space in between the kitchen and dining room. A butler pantry, also known as the scullery, was mainly used as storage space for porcelain wares. Today, this compact space is transformed from an exclusive storage space to a multifunctional section of the house.  Modern butler pantries are used for food preparation, serve as a mini coffee bar and wine cellar. You can also store handy snacks that go together with coffee or wine.

Butler pantries come in different forms. The most common type is an open, easily accessible type just along the hallway. Some hallway butler pantries are hidden and enclosed in a cabinet-type of space. Another type is a hidden butler pantry that is usually connected to the central food storage, separated by a swinging door.

Drop Ceiling

A drop ceiling or suspended ceilings are not part of the foundation but are mainly for aesthetics use. A drop ceiling can hide wires, ducts and pipes. For the island type stove counter, a dropped ceiling can hide the ducting of the exhaust hood.

A drop ceiling is installed in the kitchen as an added accent with an island type counter. This highlights the central space, especially when paired with recessed lights, for a sleek and well-lit ambience. If you want more design, you can use decorative tiles and pendant lights.

You can add LED light between the drop ceiling and the main ceiling to outline its shape and add pizazz for added aesthetics and impact. 

What We Offer at BuildQ

BuildQ offers all of these kitchen features using premium grade materials and more! Our goal is not just to build beautiful homes. We build houses that last. Our residences are the paradigm of the contemporary, luxurious and privileged lifestyle designed for comfortable family living. As part of our high-quality inclusion, we provide the following kitchen features and more.

– Polyurethane/Polytec kitchen cabinetry with six soft close drawers and doors in a wide choice of colour and finishes

– White melamine shelving to walk-in Pantry

– Long butler pantry with stone and bottom joinery

– Tiled splashback

– Built-in bulkheads above overhead cupboards, drop ceiling over island

Visit our website for more home inclusions we offer.

Our homes not only look incredible – they’re also built to last. Choose BuildQ group for a state-of-the-art finish with high-quality premium inclusions. We assure you of a beautiful and complete finish that spans every room and every corner of the house, from bedrooms to bathrooms and even open spaces – all designed and built for your pleasure. Visit our 3D house views to see what we have to offer. 

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