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Centennial Kitchens: The Heart of the Home

Posted on 23 May, 2018

Aside from your bedroom, think about the room in your home you spend the most time in. The one that serves so many purposes: a place to gather, test your culinary skills and create lifelong memories. It all centers around the kitchen, the heart of your home. Centennial’s new master-planned community thoughtfully balances style and function so you can embrace modern, heartfelt living.

Everything in its right place.
There’s something special about having double kitchen islands like the ones offered at Centennial. You have plenty of space to prepare a meal while watching your kids get their homework done or chat about their school day while they sit at the waterfall-edge island. Storing appliances and food is never an issue, either. Show off ceramics and other kitchenware by arranging them in the upper cabinets with glass fronts. Add a little flair to the walk-in pantry by placing smaller appliances and groceries in storage baskets. You have immediate access to all the appliances you wish to have handy without having to search the garage or attic the next time they’re needed.

So go bold in your culinary pursuits. Have you always wanted to make homemade pasta? Do you miss baking because you feel like the kitchen you have currently is cramping your style? At Centennial, now’s your chance to cook up a storm with enough room, whether you’re making meals for your family or showing your kids how to prepare edible delights. HomeSmart® technologies including smart home device options can save you time prepping. Using voice assistant commands, you can convert unit measurements, check for calories and figure out other meal details quickly.

Centennial kitchens also feature GE Café French Door refrigerators with WiFi-enabled connectivity to Amazon Alexa and other virtual assistants. Get mobile phone alerts if you leave a door open, when it’s time to replace a filter and if there are power outages. You can also ask Alexa to adjust the fridge and freezer temperatures, make hot water and complete other voice-enabled tasks.

An entertainer’s dream.
Entertaining within your new kitchen at Centennial is pure joy. As you host holiday dinners, wine tastings and other events, you can still converse with guests without feeling like they’re watching over your shoulder. Instead, you have space where everyone feels comfortable to participate or hang out. Guests can sit at the island enjoying appetizers and drinks as they take in the intoxicating scents and scenic vistas from your kitchen. Add a little more ambiance playing music from the pre-wired surround system. With ample room to accommodate both small and large parties, you’ll still be able to read the wants and needs of guests while you put the finishing touches on your main dishes.

Make the best of every morning.
LivingSmart® lets you come into your kitchen and wake up at your own pace. Ease into your morning with dimmers, cabinet and toe kick lighting. Get your morning coffee from the refrigerator’s built-in Keurig® machine. Then when you’re ready, ask Alexa to raise the curtains to illuminate the room. Programmable thermostats and flooring options help ensure you don’t get up with cold feet. And as you head out the door, you can cut down on your utility bill by pre-scheduling your Honeywell WiFi Thermostat. Control your home’s temperature via voice command or mobile app using Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

Energy Star™ refrigerators, dishwashers and dryers also cut down your utility expenses while tankless water heaters only heat water when you need it.

This is just a preview of the many ways we’re thoughtfully designing each home and the overall community. Contact a New Home Specialist today at (951) 289-5935 or join the Interest List below to learn more.