5 must-have inclusions to create a statement kitchen!

Everyone knows that building a brand new home is exciting! You’ve chosen the location you love, conveniently located close to the kid’s school, and your work, plus there’s a beautiful park down the road which calls for summer evening strolls with the dog. But not only that, you’ve found your dream home design layout. Every room has been carefully considered, and whether you were after an extra bedroom, a bigger theatre room or more space in the master suite, you’ve got it! And the icing on the top, is bringing your vision to life with the colours that best reflect you and your family’s personal style.


Perhaps you want to feel like you’re always on vacation, so a coastal theme is your favourite, or maybe a timeless Hamptons look and feel is something you prefer… However no matter your preference, we can all agree that the best part of building your home is selecting the inclusions, finishes and materials that all come together to showcase the home that you’ve envisioned for a long while. And what better room to upgrade than the heart of the home; otherwise known as the kitchen! If you want to create a statement kitchen in your next build that’ll be sure to be remembered, consider these 5 must-have inclusions! 

1. The centrepiece of your statement kitchen

Out with the thin laminate benchtops, and in with the thick, silky smooth 40mm stone benches throughout your kitchen (yes, that includes your butler’s pantry!). Not only do these benches look impressive, they also offer numerous practical benefits such as superior durability and resistance to heat, scratching, chipping, stains, chemicals and mildew. They also come in a wide range of colours so you can be sure to find the right colour for your style. If you want to take your 40mm stone benchtop to the next level, consider adding a curved finish or waterfall edges to the sides to give it an opulent look and feel. 

2. Let functionality meet design

If you love entertaining and cooking up a storm, make sure your kitchen is helping you and not holding you back. If you’re planning on having a statement kitchen, consider adding 900mm luxury appliances by ILVE, a trusted, leading Italian brand with over six decades of design experience. Select from their large range of electric ovens, ceramic cooktop and undermount rangehoods to create the kitchen of your dreams. Featuring modern designs and quality features, this is definitely a must have! 


3. Elevate the space, with your ceilings!

The quickest way to transform your kitchen into a statement, is to increase your ceiling height to 2740mm. Higher ceilings foster a sense of spaciousness and will make your kitchen look larger, while also being aesthetically pleasing and allowing natural light to stream through the room.  It allows aids in keeping your home cooler in the hot Queensland summer, which is one of the reasons why it adds to the resale value of your home. And as a bonus, it gives you the added advantage of being able to install stunning feature lighting over your benchtop! 

4. Storage, storage, storage!

If you missed it the first three times, one of the biggest must have inclusions to create a statement kitchen is plants… just kidding – it’s storage! And not just any types of storage, we’re talking about the spacious European drawers that run smoothly on steel runners, giving you an abundance of accessible storage space for all of your cooking essentials. We’re also talking about having melamine overhead cupboards above your benchtop and fridge space so you can store away the lighter items that don’t need as much room. With a variety of colours and finishes to select from, your storage space will form the bones of the kitchen, while showcasing your dream colour palette. As a bonus tip, upgrade your drawers to soft close ones, and enjoy the peace and quiet your kitchen can offer.   

5. Finally, the design details…

Last, but definitely not least, and something that can definitely be missed when considering your statement kitchen is your sink and mixer. Both of these form part of your centrepiece island bench, and can either stick out like a sore thumb, or blend into the luxury. The sink and mixer you select will heavily depend on your kitchen’s aesthetics. A Hamptons style kitchen will usually include a large white farmhouse sink with an antique twin lever sink mixer with ceramic handles. While a contemporary kitchen may include a black undermount double bowl sink with a retractable black or chrome mixer with a sprayer feature. The options are endless and these finer details will help to bring your statement kitchen together. 

At Ownit Homes, we’ve made it easier to incorporate most of these must-have inclusions, and have added them into our Dream inclusions! Download our Dream inclusions brochure, or visit your nearest display centre and one of our knowledgeable sales consultants can provide you with an obligation free quote. We have multiple display homes across South East Queensland for your convenience. So whether you’re north of Brisbane, or more towards the coast line in Redland Bay, you’ll be able to visit one of our stunning homes.