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Love To Cook Or Bake? 3 Luxury Home Features To Look For

by Arnold Gomez

Do you love to cook or bake? Whether you're a pro or a serious hobbyist, you deserve a kitchen that meets your needs rather than just one that provides only standard features. What are some luxury kitchen elements you should look for while shopping for a new home? Here are three you might want. 

1. Chef's Kitchen

A chef's kitchen is more than just a trendy element. It's an eminently useful space for more serious cooks. Designed to meet the needs of a professional chef, these kitchens offer more space, more options, and more function. They often include multiple sinks, gas stovetops, top-of-the-line refrigerators, pot fillers, warming drawers, multiple ovens, and coffee or beverage centers. 

2. Outdoor Cooking Spaces

Why be limited to just the inside kitchen? If you love to prepare great food and enjoy it with others, you need an integrated indoor/outdoor cooking space. Outdoor kitchens provide both a new location — allowing you to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine of warm months — but also give new opportunities to cook. You might want a grilling station to bring new flavors to meals, for instance, or a pizza oven to experiment with your favorite pies. 

An outdoor kitchen should be easily accessible from the indoor kitchen and serve as a logical extension of it. You may also want an accompanying outdoor dining area or a fire pit to complete the foodie experience. 

3. Great Entertainment Areas

Finally, most people who love to cook or bake want to share their masterpieces with friends and family. Does your proposed home layout provide good entertainment zones to do this? And do these areas fit your particular style of entertainment? 

If you like to host dinner parties, a well-placed dining room with a butler's pantry could be very important. What about the views around the public areas? Are there expansive views that invite people to sit back and relax while munching on your signature desserts? Do you need flexible public rooms that can be scaled up or down depending on the party? What about a well-stocked bar or wine cellar? 

Where to Start

To find the best match in luxury cooking and dining amenities, start by assessing how you cook and how you entertain in your current home. List your limitations and frustrations as well as what you like best about the kitchen or dining facilities.

Use this list to discuss your goals with a luxury real estate agent in your target area. Armed with a better understanding of what motivates you, they will undoubtedly help you find the perfect place to enjoy your hobby.