A Kitchen Remodel Increases Home Value

If you are like the rest of us, you have probably spent a lot of time in the kitchen over the past couple of months. From Thanksgiving through the welcoming of the new year, the kitchen seems to be at the heart of every gathering and activity. If you have an old or outdated kitchen, you may have even thought “Hmmm…wouldn’t it be nice to have a pretty new kitchen.” The truth is that in addition to improving your own enjoyment, a well-done kitchen remodel will most definitely increase the value of your home.

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Three of My Favorite Things

Now that we’ve had a little bit of time to settle into our new kitchen, I have come to love so many things about it. But, I have to say, in addition to the great appliances, hardwood floors, beautiful backsplash and granite countertops, three things that really stand out for me are all convenience features. First, we love love love (did I say LOVE) our single basin sink. It is so fun to be able to stack all of our dishes after a meal or our large baking pans and trays in the sink out-of-sight until we’re ready to do them. Or, even if we’re ready to dig right in, we have the room to work, spray and rinse before putting even the largest pan into the dishwasher.

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Classic Contemporary

We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover and the same is true with our homes. This project is a contemporary respite wrapped inside a traditional brick home. The use of the different style tile in the same color maintains continuity while adding texture to the space. Adding high end appliances, like the induction cooktop (my favorite), make this kitchen a joy to use!

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Sleek Spaces

Sometimes less really is more! The simple beauty of the design and the combination of natural materials in this kitchen create a sophisticated and textured look. Fantastic materials and modern appliances can speak for themselves without much design intervention. In spite of the tall ceilings and abundance of light, the use of dark, rich tones allows this space to feel warm and welcoming.

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