The French Provincial style kitchen in 17 Warril Dr, Kuranda“A good kitchen will have plenty of bench space and a good pantry. Stone benchtops are still in demand and some timber benchtops are also great if they are done nicely.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“Most buyers will be impressed with 900mm benchtops, and the same with a big oven even if you don’t need it or use it all that often. “Butler’s pantries are a nice thing to have but they are relatively rare in Cairns homes. The really elaborate ones have a sink in there and a dishwasher, most of the time it will be a walk-in pantry. “They are popular because they let you put everything away, storage wise. A good one will have room for a microwave, slow cookers, appliances so the kitchen remains uncluttered.”Sitting atop the hill at Earlville, the kitchen in 3 Grandview Cr (above) is one of the more spectacular in Cairns.With an island bench, giant walk in pantry, 900mm free standing gas stove and city views from the kitchen, even the least domestically inclined person will enjoy the space.For something different, 17 Warril Dr, Kuranda (top) features a sumptuous new, French Provincial inspired kitchen providing both style and function. The kitchen at 3 Grandview Cr, Earlville.KITCHENS are the lifeblood of any home and those on offer in Far North homes are as stylish and innovative as any in the state.Real Estate Institute of Queensland Far North zone chairman Tom Quaid said buyers were always impressed by a well set-out, modern cooking space.“The kitchen is centre of the house, and one of those pretty big features, so you want to look for something that has been done up prior to purchasing because it is one of those big money areas and if you need to do it up yourself, that’s a big expense on top of the cost of buying,” he said. The kitchen in 6 Anchor Close, Trinity BeachThe open floorplan flows into the very spacious, separate formal dining area – perfect for cooking and entertaining.Closer to the city, on Trinity Beach, the spacious, open plan kitchen in 6 Anchor Cl has plenty of cupboard and bench space and quality appliances. The room also flows into a spacious dining room and out onto a patio area.