Location, Location, KITCHEN!
Now that I've lived with both 100 year old kitchens, Mid-Century kitchens, and new construction- Im learning the non-negotiables in my NEXT kitchen. It's the room that sells me on the rest of the house. If I can't picture myself entertaining from behind a kitchen island, slinging drinks from a wet bar, or where the wine storage will be, it's a non-starter.
My kitchen must-haves: Counter-depth refrigerator, concealed appliances where possible, a real exhaust hood, Wood+Stone+Metal+Tile, statement pendants, functional storage, and entertaining flow.