The kitchen is such an important part of the overall design of your home. You will probably spend a substantial amount of time in it, and it will add a lot of value to the resell value of your home when that time comes. A kitchen means that it is practical. It’s important to still think about the aesthetics, but keep functionality high on your importance list! Here are some things to keep in mind when designing your kitchen.




An island in a kitchen has many benefits. Firstly, it gives you additional room to prepare your food. Secondly, it gives a more open environment so if you are entertaining, you are not closed off from your guests. Lastly, it’s great to place stools at the island for activities like eating breakfast or if the kids are doing homework.




One of the simplest designs you should be sure to include is to have the dishwater next to the sink. This will avoid dripping food and grease on the floor. When you rinse off any excess food, it can go straight into the dishwasher. Another placement to keep in mind is your trash can. If you are simply using it for food scraps, make sure that it so located close to where you cut up food. If it is used for rubbish around your home, place it so that it is easily accessible to the rest of your home.




It’s popular to have a clean and tidy countertop. Because of this, you will typically put appliances away after using them. Be sure to plan for electric sockets to be installed inside of your cupboards. This will allow you to easily plug them in. If you are a family that has many appliances, make sure to install a double socket (or more!)




You are using knives and everything in between in the kitchen. You want to ensure that you have excellent lighting so that no accidents occur. There are so many options to choose from! Some of them include ceiling lighting, under-cabinet lighting, and pendant lighting. Think of where you are going to need light at all hours of the day. Choose lighting to shine directly on your cooking zones.


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When you are designing your entire kitchen, it’s important to leave enough room between your floor and worktop. This will allow you to open drawers and cupboards. This will also let you walk around comfortably without feeling like you are bumping into things.


Here you have 5 important elements to keep in mind when designing your kitchen. Our experts have years of experience working with clients to help them design their dream kitchen. For more tips, contact us today!


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This was our first time buying new construction and MaterBilt Homes made the process easy. We bought one of their finished semi-custom spec homes and we are very happy with our experience. They worked with us to find the right house for us, including exploring building from scratch, and were very responsive with any questions we had. Once we moved in, they exceeded our expectations in how quick they were to address any minor things that needed to be addressed. It is nice to deal with a smaller company where you get to know everyone and get a personalized experience.


Matt and Suzanne

Having built a home before with another builder that proved to be very frustrating, we were very nervous and cautious to build again. However, meeting and getting to know Jim and Dre from Masterbuilt Homes made us feel excited and comfortable to work with them. As the home progressed, they were great. Always responsive to all of our questions and concerns. Now having been in the home for about seven months, I can say that we are very satisfied with it and feel very comfortable recommending Masterbuilt to anyone. Thank you Jim and Dre.

Diana and Noah

Jim, Clark, Andrea and Lizzie are by far the most amazing people ever. The have made us feel like a part of their family through this house building process. Not only have they been patient and understanding, but they truly care about our family and want this to be a great experience and have minimal stress. I don't have enough words of praise for this team. Highly recommend this builder.

Ryan and Michelle

We had a wonderful experience building our first custom home with Jim and the rest of the MasterBilt team!!! Having never built before, we were a little overwhelmed with the whole process, but Jim was super patient and guided us along the way with all our important design decisions. He was flexible, efficient and always strived to keep us on budget but most importantly, made sure we were happy with whatever choices were made. We ended up with a beautiful custom built home that was exactly what we envisioned. We highly recommend MasterBilt Homes to anyone who is in the market for a custom built home!

Our home building experience with Masterbilt homes was outstanding! Jim and Clark are experienced craftsman who created a home exceeding our expectations in beauty, form and function. The Masterbilt team of craftsman were knowledgeable professional and pleasant to work with.   Throughout the entire build process, we felt comfortable knowing we were in the best of hands. It is always a pleasure when you work with professionals resulting in a finished home that exceeds your expectations. Thanks to the Masterbilt team that made it happen!

Marcos and Sharlene Ramirez

We love our home had a wonderful experience building with Masterbilt! Dre and Jim were great to work with, answering all of our questions and helping us walk through the daunting process of building our first home. Dre, especially takes customer care to the next level and wanted to make sure we were 100% satisfied with every aspect of our new home. She went above and beyond in working closely alongside us throughout the whole building process. Not only is she super friendly and amazing at her job, she is also patient, honest and thoughtful. I valued her opinion greatly and found myself frequently asking her for advice on all things house related. When we were trying to stay on budget, Jim was able to offer us simple solutions to make sure that was possible as well. Additionally, they followed up with us multiple times after we had moved in to make sure everything was going smoothly. Overall, I would highly recommend building with Masterbilt Homes.  

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The Combs Family

Dear Jim & Clark:

We want to thank you both for all of your support and guidance in the rebuilding of our home. The loss of our home in the Waldo Canyon fire on June 26, 2012, was overwhelming, but with your patience and understanding of our situation we felt we were working with true friends.

We want you to know that we appreciate your dedication and enthusiasm when it came to the construction of our home, but also for your diligence, competence and desire to have your finished product be the best it can possibly be. Your hard work and attention to detail cannot be matched!

In addition, we felt your contractors and subcontractors were able, professional, and exacting in their work. More importantly, they were the nicest group of people. Congratulations for assembling this great collection of talent.

Our home will not be what it was before the fire….it will be a thousand times better thanks to you.

So, from the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you for your understanding and kindness during the rebuild of our home. We love our new home and appreciate all that you have done to make that happen.


Gus & Gaile Combs