Let’s talk about fixtures within your home design. Of course you know you will have a kitchen sink, just like you know that a bathtub is a necessity. Have you thought about what other fixtures you can include? Here are some innovative ideas clients are considering for their future home.
Many consider the kitchen as the most important area of the entire home. As a place to cook meals and socialize, you want it to be as efficiently planned as possible. One idea is to incorporate a second work sink in the island for washing, cutting, and general food preparation. Another idea is to install a faucet behind the stove. This will allow you to fill pots with water without having to carry them around the kitchen.
Traditional countertop sinks were once the most commonly chosen fixture. Now, there are vessel sinks, vitreous china sinks, pedestal sinks, and more from which to choose. Additional fixtures for consideration include a bidet or multiple shower heads. Other options to consider adding are saunas and steam rooms.
If your home will have a bar area in the basement or near a space of social gathering, including a sink and maybe even a compact dishwasher, can eliminate the hassle of transporting dirty dishes between the kitchen and the bar. Perhaps your home is located at the beach or in the mountains. Including a mudroom will lessen the intrusion of sand, dirt, or snow on the rest of your interior space. A wash basin or pet shower are also useful additions.
What other areas could you consider? Try not to limit your creativity to just the main spaces within the home, think about the extras. For instance, outdoor showers can be of great use for homes designed on a waterfront location. Drinking fountains are also a unique thing to consider for cooling off on an outdoor patio, while hot water taps make a cup of tea or hot cocoa readily available on a cold winter evening in the mountains.
Now that you know, remember to look for opportunities to add faucets, sinks, and other fixtures to your design to make your completed home more useful!