There is no denying the fact that the kitchen is the center of many family households. It is the room where the family can enjoy valuable time together: playing games, doing homework or conversing over a delicious meal after a long busy day of work. While designing or updating a Temecula kitchen keep the family hub factor in mind in order to add value for future sales.
Family Friendly Kitchen Updates
As the kitchen is a place for the entire family to use, adults as well as children and pets, the design needs to accommodate everyone. A breakfast nook for children to eat before school of return afterwards to do homework, lot’s of open space for easy movement throughout the day and appliances such as warming trays for large get togethers are all aspects found in family filled kitchens. Pet owners must not forget a separate space set away from foot traffic for the pet’s food and water if it is not already in an anteroom. Storage spaces with plenty of sliding shelves, cabinets with slide-out spice racks and large pantry closets and appliances that adapt to all members of the family are essential. Imagine what is going to make the space equal parts functional and efficient.
Common Trends in Kitchen Remodels
Replacing out-of-date counter tops is a great way to increase the value of your home significantly without a high cost. Younger buyers are wanting to see less busy stone countertops and more monochromatic styles whether it is a black quartz or granite, butcher block or carrera marble. However, if you are preparing to move and this renovation is part of that preparation, don’t shell out your entire reno budget for the top-of-the-line countertops or appliances. Choose elements that are known to last as opposed to the trendiest options. You can be both in style and on trend without incorporating expensive elements that go out of style after one season. For example, if you are preparing to sell your home then incoming buyers with families will want countertops that are scratch resistant and low maintenance as opposed to the most stylish.
Another great upgrade is the sink. Seamless sinks are what has been most popular for a few years now. And again, if you are looking to sell keep in mind that families need ample space in the sink for dishes. Some sinks now have built in cutting boards and drain trays as well. It is always beneficial to add a small sink into the kitchen island or workspace for extra kitchen tasks. In the end you could spend days deciding on the best material, but consulting with a seasoned realtor or local designer will provide you with answers particular to your area and even your neighborhood.
Making Good Choices
Remodeling a kitchen is a sound investment for the enjoyment of the family and the future sale of a home. Keeping in mind the needs of the family as it grows and changes helps in the planning as well. If you are looking to sell your home and need more information about what buyers want in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For more information about the biggest seller mistakes, a pre-sale checklist and the largest return on renovations in your area, check out our newest infographic below: