When it comes to kitchen trends we all have a pretty good idea of what is au courant. “Green” and anything eco-friendly is in, so are wood floors, engineered stone counters are tops, favored faucets are pullout spray-style, a trendy cooking option is an induction cooktop, and everybody covets a kitchen island. Southern Nevada’s builders like to keep up with the latest and greatest in new-home offerings and were more than happy to share some of their favorite kitchen spaces just in time for Mother’s Day. From decorative backsplashes and butler pantries to the ever-popular pendant lighting and appliance packages, Las Vegas home builders seem to offer a bit of everything. And they are even on-trend with the aforementioned kitchen islands and induction cooktops that are on everyone’s list of must-haves.


If there ever was a showcase kitchen, this is it. The kitchen in Plan 3500 at Centennial Estates is an inviting display of designer features that includes a glass backsplash and multi-leveled cabinetry. The room’s classic use of space also includes a butler’s pantry, which adds an air of both style and functionality. Featured near the great room, standards in Plan 3500 at Centennial Estates include a large kitchen island and stainless steel appliance package. Kitchen options are double built-in ovens with dual use, convection/microwave, and the availability of a GE Mongram® appliance package.

The executive homes at D.R. Horton’s Centennial Estates range in size from 2,550 to 3,500 square feet and are priced between $259,900 and $339,900.

To visit Centennial Estates, take US 95 to Buffalo then head north to Deer Springs. From Deer Springs, follow the signs to 7452 Darling Road.


Canyons Estates’ 4658 Plan is a spacious kitchen built for entertaining with more than four different cabinet configurations based on the buyer’s choice of appliances. In addition, the kitchen has a large area of counter space for chopping food and preparing dinner. Also included is a large island for storage and additional seating.

Located near the family/living room in the back of the home off of the garage, buyers love that they can be in the kitchen and are not isolated from the rest of the home, family, or guests. The kitchen provides a gathering space for everyone to be together.

Kitchen standards in the 4658 plan include choice of Oak raised panel or Beech flat panel cabinets with crown moulding, chrome fixtures, large walk-in pantry, stainless steel sink, and recessed can lighting. Maytag® appliances include the possibility of single wall oven, 36-inch gas five-burner cooktop, dishwasher, wall microwave, and vented hood over cooktop. Options for the kitchen area are a Wok kitchen in lieu of pantry, built-in refrigerator, roll-out cabinets, upgraded cabinets in Maple, Knotty Alder, or Cherry and other optional crown moulding cabinet designs. Additional recessed lighting or ceiling fans can be added. The Spanish Castilian-style homes at Canyons Estates range between $401,990 and $509,990 and are sized between 2,931–4,763 square feet.

To visit Canyons Estates, take the 215 Beltway to Decatur, go south to Warm Springs then east to Valley View. Canyons Estates is on the corner of Warm Springs and Valley View.


Spacious and great for entertaining, KB Home’s Plan 2568 at Kingwood offers limitless possibilities that include stainless steel appliances, flush gourmet breakfast bar, double oven and cooktop, glazed Maple cabinets, and granite kitchen countertops.

Located in the back of the house adjacent to the home’s great room, the kitchen in Plan 2568 is ideal for entertaining. Kitchen standards in KB’s model 2568 include Birch cabinets, Whirlpool® gas range and dishwasher, recessed can lighting, and granite kitchen countertops. Options include the possibility of a double oven and stainless steel appliances. Additionally you can upgrade the cabinets or add optional pendant lighting above the breakfast bar.

The homes at Kingwood range in size from 2,075 to 2,712 square feet and are priced starting at $230,990.

To visit Kingwood from the South 215 Beltway, exit at Charleston Blvd. and head west. Turn right onto Vista Center, right at Park Vista Drive, right on Castleton Avenue, and make an immediate right to the sales center, which will be on your left.


With an island, nook and adjoining great room, the kitchen in Residence Three at Montclaire is the perfect gathering place for family and friends. But it’s also the perfect kitchen for the budding gourmet. Boasting approximately 30 linear feet of counter space in addition to another 22 square feet of space on the kitchen island, the Montclaire Residence Three kitchen offers plenty of room for serious gourmet cooks, including a large walk-in pantry for storage.

Large, convenient and well-equipped, Residence Three’s kitchen, nook and adjoining great room span the entire back of the house. Kitchen standards are 36-inch Beech cabinets with knobs, stainless kitchen sink, slab granite kitchen countertops in a choice of colors, kitchen island, GE® stainless steel appliance package including a microwave-oven combo with 30-inch four-burner cooktop and matching 30-inch range hood and recycle center.

The kitchen’s gourmet options include extended height 42-inch cabinets and glass door inserts, 36-inch cooktop with five burners and additional oven, choice of quality GE Monogram® appliances, under-cabinet task lighting, a wide variety of decorative counter tops, and customized backsplash designs.

The Italian-style homes at Montclaire are priced from the $270,000s and include approximately 2,368 to 3,959 square feet of living space.

To reach the gated Montclaire neighborhood, take Eastern Avenue south of St. Rose Parkway and turn right on Horizon Ridge Parkway. Follow Horizon Ridge Parkway west, then turn left on Jeffreys Street. The entrance is ahead on the left. www.pardeehomes,com/montclaire


Described as sophisticated, spacious and functional, the kitchen in Warmington Residential Nevada’s Sinclair, Plan One is very well located between the dining room and great room, providing great access to the rest of the home.

A contender for ‘favorite room in the house,’ the kitchen has many sophisticated features including granite countertops with a stainless steel sink, large center island, pantry, Beech wood cabinetry, recessed lighting, GE® stainless steel appliances including 30-inch self-cleaning built-in oven, 30-inch built-in gas cooktop, ENERGY STAR® dishwasher and microwave hood vented to the exterior.

A true gourmet kitchen, buyers get many high-end features for the purchase price including granite countertops, a center island, stainless steel appliance package and stainless steel sink. Sinclair Plan One kitchen options include a larger/decorative backsplash, built-in refrigerator, pendant lighting pre-wire above the island, and upgraded appliance package with built-in double oven.

All buyers are invited to work with Warmington’s design center, Chateau Interiors & Design, to add additional upgrades of features to their kitchen. In fact, there are incentives available per home that can be used toward designer upgrades for the kitchen or elsewhere.

Priced from the low $200,000s, the European Country-style homes at Emery at Northern Terrace in the Providence master plan range in size from 1,871 to 3,043 square feet.

To reach Emery at Northern Terrace in Providence from the 215 Beltway, exit Hualapai and go north for approximately 1.2 miles. Go left on Farm Road for half a mile, past Egan Crest Way and turn right on Crescent Mountain Street, make the first right on Mount Sheridan and the sales office will be on the right.

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