Kitchen Upgrades

  • April 17, 2015

A kitchen is usually the most coveted room of a home. For many buyers, this is the main room that holds the deciding factor on if they will choose to put an offer on a home or not. What are some of the features that universally draw people in and increase the value of the home?
 
Lots of Lighting – Whether from windows or designer lights, good lighting in the kitchen is a must. Many owners are playing with unique, eye-catching overhead lighting that accents a specific area of the kitchen, such as an island or stove.
 
Charging Stations – In the age of technology, a growing popular feature of the kitchen is a charging station. Having a central hub for gadgets in a common area is making entertaining convenient and much easier.
 
Smart, Wi-Fi Enabled Appliances – Ever heard of an appliance that you access from your smartphone? Smart appliances are a new trend in updated kitchens. Don’t worry about stepping away from your party or even chores. Tapping a button can start preheating the oven for you!
 
Countertops – Countertops take up a huge portion of what the eye sees in a kitchen. Make them attractive! The two most popular countertops are granite and quartz. Splurging on the best countertops can really impress a potential buyer.
 
Islands – Create more workspace in the kitchen with a unique, classy island. It can help tie the room together as well as allow for a more entertainment-friendly kitchen as a whole.
 
Faucets – Faucets these days are also all about technology. From touching them on and off to water-saving technology, faucets add a fun accent to sinks as well as provide additional top tier features to the room.
 
Induction Tops – Built-in induction tops add an element of sophistication and additional tools for optimal usage in the kitchen. Induction tops are designed for energy-efficiency, providing faster and more consistent heating.
 
Cabinetry – Investing in easy-close, easy-glide cabinets and drawers is a huge draw. Too often cabinetry is “upgraded” with the cheapest and lowest standard materials. Doing it right can pay off big in the end.
 
Give your kitchen the boost it needs with one or all of these suggestions. Whether you are looking to put your home on the market and get top dollar or just want to spruce up a room for your own benefit, a kitchen is a great place to start!

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