The Right Kitchen Remodel Can Pay Off

Kitchen remodel
Kitchen Remodel Best Home Investment

Since functionally kitchens are multi-dimensional social environments in addition to cooking space a good kitchen today accommodates many people and tasks. “Open concept kitchen” is the hot new term since it expands the kitchen into the family room and allows for social interaction with everyone in the family room.
Probably the biggest design feature of today’s kitchen may be the center island. Peninsulas of the 1980’s and 90’s are old school news. One side of the island can have plenty of casual seating while the production side of the island can feature everything from sinks to a plain counter top work area.
Clean, sleek modern styling what is sheik today. Ornate, dark wood cabinets are passé. Simple painted white wood, light maple and, for eco-minded home owners, bamboo cabinets are the best.
Spend a fair amount of your budget on appliances. In the past, a plain refrigerator and basic stove will suffice. Now the fancier, the better – including even high-end “toys” like wine units, if possible.
Today’s variety of materials and price points for counter tops and backsplashes make these two areas the fashion statement in the kitchen. Give yourself permission to select something unusual, dramatic or colorful. Mix materials even. When it is time to “freshen up” your kitchen in 5-7 years. Change these two elements and you’ are creating a whole new look.
On a value budget? The same principles would apply. Figure out how to build a small kitchen island. When the cabinet layout works, install new doors, gift your kitchen with a fresh look with a new backsplash, or find some fun new quality hardware. What ever the budget, improve your kitchen and improve your life – you can have both!

Susan Rupert Group

Realtor, ABR, CRS, SRES, MCNE, e-PRO
Kissinger Bigatel & Brower

2300 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
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Office: 814-234-4000 ext. 3213

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