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5 Not so Obvious Kitchen Structural Decisions To Improve Design

Home Stager with Home Decor Christy

Design a kitchen that sells and how to separate yourself from the competition. 

The kitchen is a powerful sales tool and if weaponized correctly, can not only sell your home quickly and for more money but also separate your home from the other competing homes on the market. 

In this post, I will give some unique kitchen cabinet ideas to consider when you are remodeling or building a new kitchen from the ground up or just a kitchen refresh/makeover. 


Kitchen Remodel and  Kitchen Design Ideas

When you have the opportunity to build new construction or a full remodel make sure you think through all the incredible custom options this process offers.

Plumbing, electrical structural decisions can upgrade your design. 

Kitchen plumbing ideas

 Consider incorporating a niche and a water line into the end of your kitchen cabinet, specifically designed for a dog bowl feeder equipped with a pot filler. This provides an ingenious solution to effortlessly refill your pet's water bowl.

Nowadays, with so many pet owners, finding an ideal spot for dog dishes can be a real challenge. And who hasn't experienced the precarious juggling act of filling the water bowl without splashing water across the floor on the journey back to its location?

This innovative adaptation brings practicality and convenience to your kitchen and offers a memorable touch that positively impacts your everyday living experience."


Two Dishwashers

 Is there anything better than the invention of the dishwasher? Perhaps only one thing - two dishwashers! If you're part of a larger family, you'll find that having your kitchen island plumbed to accommodate dual dishwashers can be a total game-changer. 


Trough Sink

Do you often play host? Imagine having an ice chest integrated directly into your kitchen island. It's an ideal solution for keeping bottles of champagne at the perfect chill or even serving sushi straight from the kitchen island. Don't forget to plan ahead for necessary plumbing to facilitate rinsing and draining. With this addition, you're set to elevate your entertaining game."


Kitchen Electrical Ideas

 The kitchen as you well know, is a busy place where so much more is taking place, than just cooking, think ahead of all the electrical needs of the kitchen so it's a convenient place. 

Accent lighting/Pre-wires

kitchen electrical ideas include pre-wiring for the new kitchen trend of sconce lighting on either side of the range or kitchen window, lighting underneath floating shelves. 

Upper cabinet lighting

Another electrical decision I saw new homebuyers forget is upper cabinet lighting, I know under cabinet lighting is on your wish list but upper cabinet lighting looks great in glass upper cabinetry or just to illuminate the top of the cabinets. So don't forget that pre-wire way up top. 

Panty Electrical 

The pantry is the best friend to your kitchen and if outfitted with proper electrical pre-wires it can be a heavy lifer. Most pantries do not come with outlets make sure you have outlets at all heights to accommodate different needs here are a few things your pantry can do. Electrical outlet to re-charge cordless vacuum. Outlet to accommodate a beverage refrigerator.

Led under shelf cabinet lighting, I know it's a little over the top and not something you see every day in a kitchen island but again the goal is to improve function, be memorable and set yourself apart from the competitor.  


Final thoughts 

Designing a kitchen with strategic thinking can expedite your home's sale and distinguish your property in the market. This post presented unique kitchen cabinet ideas, from ingenious plumbing solutions like a niche for a dog bowl feeder to the convenience of dual dishwashers, particularly for larger families.

If you often entertain, consider an ice chest integrated into your kitchen island, adding a practical yet memorable touch to your kitchen.

Electrical planning also plays a crucial role in creating a convenient space. Pre-wiring for sconce lighting and considering upper cabinet lighting can enhance your kitchen's aesthetic appeal. Similarly, planned electrical installations in your pantry can add utility.

In conclusion, transforming your kitchen with the right balance of style and functionality can serve as an effective tool in selling your home, while setting you apart from the competition.




Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker Associate ,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Great job, there are some really good ideas here!

May 22, 2023 07:08 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent information.Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

May 23, 2023 04:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Some of those ideas are interesting - a dog bowl filler...  a trough sink! Thanks for sharing.

May 23, 2023 05:05 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

May 23, 2023 06:00 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net


 Welcome to the Rain. Enjoyed

your blog page, and I added you as follows. I would love the follow

back. Bill

May 26, 2023 06:25 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
May 28, 2023 02:21 AM