In Barbados, we believe that no get together is complete without good food and that the heart of every home is in the kitchen.
In fact, according to realtor.com, “the kitchen has become the most valuable room in real estate” and kitchens have become a focal point for property buyers and sellers.
Another great fact? The kitchen often nets the highest return on your investment (ROI) relative to other areas in your home. So if you are considering buying a home in Barbados or selling your Barbados villa, the kitchen is a great place to start!
The sleek, modern appearance of integrated appliances has become increasingly popular. Add a luxurious feel to your Barbados home with an elegant cooking island like this one at Atelier House. Designed by London-based architect, Alistair Downie, the high ceiling and open plan living and dining space of this villa create a chic aesthetic.
Contrasting textures is another creative way to showcase the heart of the house. The mix of wooden cabinets and smooth, granite countertops elevates this state of the art kitchen at Tradewinds, a luxury four bedroom villa overlooking the green of the 16th Fairway at the Royal Westmoreland Resort.
With emphasis on all things modern, many kitchen designers are bucking the trend and bringing back a vintage vibe. This beautiful kitchen captures the elegance of Verbeia, a stately 5 bedroom home surrounded by mature gardens and situated overlooking the 16th Fairway at Royal Westmoreland Resort.
In terms of colour, designers say mint green is the color du jour (www.housebeautiful.com) and many kitchens are reflecting this minty fresh trend. The light green cabinets at Residence One, Greentails Development, add a cool pop of colour that accentuates the open plan layout and vaulted ceilings of this 4 bedroom villa.