What's Your Dream Kitchen Style?

Amanda Bell
Written by Amanda Bell
Updated August 27, 2016
white kitchen cabinets and island with stools
Every home kitchen has a unique style, and unique purpose. Figuring out whether your want to entertain or prefer function over form will help you design your dream kitchen. (Photo courtesy of Greenfield Cabinetry)

Whether you're always the host or always on the go, we'll help you figure out your unique kitchen style — and where to go from here.

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They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. What’s at the heart of yours?

Maybe you’re more likely to prep gourmet dishes than plan on-the-go meals, or vice versa.

Find the photo below that most represents how you use your kitchen — or how you’d like to after your next kitchen remodel. Then check out the related articles for tips and ideas on how to match your kitchen style to your lifestyle.

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fancy place setting for party
A beautiful table place setting for a party sets the mood.
Frank Espich

1. Host with the most

You love a good dinner party. Your kitchen island always has family or friends seated around it while you’re putting the finishing touches on a meal, so naturally your pantry is always at the ready and full of ingredients for the perfect cocktails and crudités for your guests.

Your kitchen utensils get a lot of use, so storage must be creative and functional. (Photo courtesy of Brightnest)

2. Fit for a chef

Your ideal kitchen is very much function over form. If you love — or live — to cook, you crave anything that increases efficiency and durability in your cooking space. Pot fillers, stainless steel countertops, warming drawers and foot pedal sinks make you feel like you’re working in the kitchen at a five-star restaurant.

plate of chocolate chip cookies
Nothing makes a kitchen cozier than fresh-baked, homemade cookies.
Katelin Kinney

3. Baker’s delight

Rolling, shaping, cutting, mixing — you’re elbow deep in flour. You have a stand mixer, baking sheets, flour duster and a roller at the ready on the counter to whip up a quick batch of cookies or pop in a pan of muffins in the oven.

casserole in microwave
Prepared ahead meals make cooking dinner quickly more manageable when you're on the go. (Photo courtesy of Whirlpool)

4. On-the-go eating

Your life is all about busy-ness, not so much about eating at home. A peek in your fridge reveals pre-made meals and grab-and-go snacks for the week. Your cabinets are stashed with plastic storage containers and to-go cups and your walls have a message center to keep your schedule straight.

cookies and red coffee mug in window sill
The best days begin with a warm mug of coffee in a cozy breakfast nook.

5. Cozy breakfast nook

It’s a fact of life — your morning coffee and bagel just taste better in the comfort of your breakfast nook. Your a.m. routine consists of a leisurely ritual that would be remiss without some cushy seating, good reading material and sunshine streaming through your windows.

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