A kitchen should be more than a place for the homeowner to prepare meals. It should be a family’s social center. A place to gather with friends for casual conversation. As well as a place to entertain.
The Newport, a California-coastal contemporary home, is a three-bedroom plus study/two full-bath/two half-bath plan with 3,079 square feet under air and 5,334 total square feet, including an expansive outdoor living area and a side-entry, three-car garage.
Architect and custom homebuilder, Scott Kish II, the founder of KTS Homes, said kitchens are considered one of the most important focal points of a modern home.
“The architectural and design elements of a custom home begin in the kitchen,” said Kish. “There’s a growing trend toward open floor plans, including the kitchen. This sets the design language for the entire home, as well as where family and friends gather to entertain.”
Kish added the location of the kitchen within the floor plan is crucial to the home’s livability.
“Access to the outdoor entertaining space is vital in designing modern day floor plans,” he said. “The kitchen should have direct access to the home’s outdoor living space, whether it be by walls of glass that retract fully back or a set of French doors. It’s important the indoor kitchen is conveniently located within steps of the outdoor kitchen.”
Kish has been seeing a shift from a Mediterranean design trend towards coastal contemporary, along with modern style and strong architectural cues. That includes one of the most important elements in a kitchen – its cabinets.
“Cabinets are considered an architectural element in a luxury kitchen with all other elements, such as hardware, glass and interior shelving, affixed to them,” explained Kish. “What’s more, cabinets set the design language for the kitchen, therefore, are a strong element when clients are selecting customizable pieces.”
In addition to the cabinetry, Kish says chef-quality, built-in appliances are also key to a luxury kitchen.
“High end double ovens with convection cooking technology, warming drawers, large gas ranges, refrigerator/freezers with ample space for storage, and separate beverage refrigerators are all must-haves in today’s high-end kitchens,” stated Kish.
Another must-have in the kitchen is a large center island with seating for interacting with family and friends while meals are being prepared.
Although all of KTS Homes’ floor plans feature kitchens designed for today’s buyer, Kish’s architect expertise allows clients to customize their floor plan to fit their lifestyle.
“In custom building, the ability to personalize the kitchen is one of the most important selling points in a home buyer’s decision,” said Kish. “This gives the client the opportunity to taylor-make the kitchen to their exact design language, specifications and layout.”
Naples Reserve is a 688-acre community featuring a lakefront lifestyle and Southern Coastal-inspired homes. It is located on the north side of U.S. 41, two miles east of the Collier Boulevard/CR 951 intersection.
Centered around a picturesque 125-acre lake, Naples Reserve boasts a number of amenities. This includes the Island Club with its Latitudes Café, Chat n Chill Tiki Bar, fitness center, five Har-Tru tennis courts, four pickle ball courts, waterfall resort-style pool, beach volleyball court, bocce courts, Outrigger Activity Center and lakeside fire pit.
KTS Homes is a major builder in several of Southwest Florida’s finest communities. Scott Kish II, principal, combines his talents as architect and builder to assure his homes meet his design standards and build quality.
The KTS Homes’ team works with clients through every step of the process, whether designing a new home or renovating a current home.
The Newport model is open Monday through Sunday. Once past the gatehouse, turn left on Naples Reserve Circle, take first right into Parrot Cay, followed by another right turn on Charthouse Circle. The Newport model is the first home on the right side.
For more information on the Newport model or KTS Homes visit ktshomes.com