Dream Kitchen Ideas

Dream Kitchen Ideas

I’ve partnered with Drees Homes to explore the best of modern-day must-haves when it comes to kitchen design, and I’m excited to share my dream kitchen ideas.

Drees Homes has been family-owned and operated for 90 years and currently builds in 10 metros across the country – including Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Nashville, Raleigh, Washington D.C., Austin, Houston, Dallas, and right here in Indianapolis.

I was recently invited to explore the gorgeous Crestwood model at Albany Place in Carmel, Indiana and had the honor of decorating the kitchen. After spending time in the amazing space, I fell in love with the conveniences provided in new homes that make everyday life (as well as special occasion entertaining) easier and more enjoyable.

Dream Kitchen Ideas:

Enormous serving island

An enormous serving island is perfect for meal prep, a buffet setup and even homework time.


A double-oven helps to ensure on-time meal readiness, and it is a huge plus for baking in bulk and prepping for large holiday gatherings.

Working pantry

A working pantry provides extra storage as well as out-of-the-way surface space for meal and party prep.

Walk-in pantry

A walk-in pantry provides an abundance of built-in shelves for storing staples behind closed doors.

Double-stacked cabinetry

Double-stacked cabinetry is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it provides hardworking storage spaces.

Bright and airy open-concept design

A bright and airy open-concept design freely flows into the home’s other gathering spaces and is perfect for everyday family living and especially helpful for hosting.

This fall, Drees is offering special kitchen incentives. Here in Indianapolis, when you contract to build a new home between August 30 and October 31, you’ll get up to $15,000 in designer kitchen upgrades (amounts vary by city). If you have been thinking about building a new home, it’s a great time to make a move!

I had so much fun pretending this Drees Homes kitchen was mine, and I didn’t want to leave that enormous island behind. What are your favorite dream kitchen ideas?

All of the decor pieces in the kitchen were courtesy of Crate & Barrel, and I will be sharing the details soon in an upcoming post. The gorgeous photography was done by the talented Melody of Carpenter Photo.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Drees Homes. All opinions are 100% mine.

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9 thoughts on “Dream Kitchen Ideas

  1. What a breathtaking kitchen! I’m a fan of open concept kitchens as well and this one looks so luxurious and elegant, in addition to being bright and airy. It must be a pleasure preparing meals in space that’s beautiful as this one.

  2. What brand/kind of white paint do you recommend for kitchens. I am getting ready to paint my wood cabinets. I picked BM Chantilly. My painter wants to use Valpar satin.
    Thank you!

    1. As long as they’re sanded and primed, you should be good on Valspar (although BM is considered the best paint on the market – but I rarely use it because it’s not convenient). I hope this helps!

  3. The kitchen is stunning! Which is not surprising since I love everything Drees does. I love the pocket office area off the kitchen too. And the extra large island. Speaking of islands, I LOVE what you did with the place settings. I think I may be copying your ideas when I host family gatherings this Fall. Excellent styling all around!