For many buyers, there is no part of the house more important than the kitchen. The fact is that many people spend more time in that room than any other because that’s where they prepare three meals each day. They want it to be a pleasant, comfortable place to be.
For Realtors® we work with at eCommission - these are the important kitchen trends they find generate great offers for an otherwise lackluster property.
They’ve been in style for awhile and they don’t show any sign of going away anytime soon. Granite is still a staple of newly-refurbished kitchens. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, 64 percent of new homes include granite countertops, way ahead of second-place laminate, which only claims 14 percent of new homes.
Pecky Cypress Finishes
Country Living reports that Pecky Cypress are “two words you’ll be hearing a lot” in the coming years. It’s in line with the “reclaimed wood” look that has gained popularity in recent years and offers the kitchen a classy, if rustic, feel.
Hide the appliances
Microwaves have never served as the centerpiece of a beautiful kitchen. If anything, they are likely to throw the look you’re going for out of whack. So why not hide the microwave or any other bulky appliance in a cabinet that is flush with the counter? According to Country Living, it’s an idea that is picking up steam in the U.S. after being widely embraced in the United Kingdom.
Is gray the new white?
HGTV suggests that gray may soon supplant white as the top color choice for kitchen cabinets. Why is gray in such high demand? According to one expert, people are opting for a color in their kitchen that “teeters between a relaxing neutrality and an exciting warmth.”
Color up the sink
While few are likely seeking kitchens that are bursting with the colors of the rainbow, adding a touch of color to the kitchen sink can be a powerful way to break the monotony of the whites, browns and grays that tend to dominate.
Rethink the fridge
Who says the fridge has to be one big appliance? It could consist of multiple units that blend more easily into the rest of the kitchen. House Logic explains: “That could mean adding a counter-height produce fridge in your prep island, next to a wine cooler for the adults, and a juice/soda fridge for the kids.”