Whether you are looking to add value to your home or to improve functionality, the kitchen is best place to start.
When remodeling your kitchen, it’s important to keep the “work triangle” in mind. That’s the area from the refrigerator to the main cooking area to the sink. That’s where the most activities from prep to cooking to cleanup take place. It’s also important to make sure there is enough space for these activities and that the configuration is simple and easy to navigate.
Before the remodel, consider the functionality of the space. Your kitchen should fit you lifestyle. Consider whether you need additional space for kitchen tools, or if an island would be helpful. There are lots on new lighting and track systems as well as under cabinet lighting that can make a dark kitchen feel bright and inviting.
The best thing about a kitchen remodel is that you will recoup most if not all of your money if you decide to sell. For most people the kitchen is the room that’s considered first when choosing a home to purchase.
Cabinets are expensive to replace, but a new coat of paint and new hardware can update them quickly with little cost to the homeowner. Surfaces are another area where you can splurge or save. There are many cost effective options for counters, backsplashes and floors.
To maintain functionality and to make your kitchen look the most appealing, eliminate clutter and keep surfaces as clear as possible. This will ensure that you have enough work space to prepare fabulous meals and clear counters also make the kitchen look larger if you are showing your home to potential buyers.
When looking for your perfect kitchen, give Michelle Muraco a call at 828-526-1717. Michelle, one of the great brokers at Meadows Mountain Realty, has been successfully matching buyers and kitchens for over 8 years in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina.