Whether a person is buying or selling a home, the kitchen is one of the major areas of a home that factor into that final decision.
Even if you don’t consider yourself much of a chef, the kitchen is often a general meeting space in a home, especially when it comes to parties and gatherings. A cramped, disorganized kitchen space will reflect on your home’s overall quality and value.
Recent statistics convey that the most common reason in the 2020s to remodel or give your kitchen a makeover is because it’s something that people have been meaning to do all along. Other common reasons include people not being able to stand the look of an old, outdated kitchen, as well as functionality issues.
Below, Elise Fay Group goes over a few ways to maximize your kitchen space and make it a welcoming place, whether you’ve just purchased your home, whether you’re looking to revamp/remodel, or even if you’re looking to sell.
Make the Most of Your Current Layout
Instead of coming in with a sledgehammer to maximize your kitchen space, there is a lot you can do with your current layout to make your kitchen feel less cramped and more spacious.
Aim to store most kitchen top appliances in the cabinets, unless we’re talking about a big bulky espresso machine you got last year for your birthday. This brings us to another point – if you can upgrade bulky appliances for sleeker, newer designs, this will help you save a ton of space.
Your mantra should be “Everything has its right place,” this way you don’t have items strewn about on your kitchen counters. Anything you don’t use with some amount of regularity should go into storage space.
Introduce Bold New Colors into Your Kitchen
When planning your kitchen decor, try to incorporate fresh new colors into your plan. Bright colors have a way of adding instant personality to a kitchen space. However, it’s important to proceed with caution. If you are planning on selling within the next 5-10 years, you might want to go with less bold colors in your efforts to de-personalize the space.
But, if this is the home you plan on making your own, do your thing! One area you can focus on that will give you the most bang for your buck are your kitchen cabinets. Make sure to plan for sanding, priming, and doing multiple layers of paint. You can DIY this sort of thing or hire a professional contractor if you’re pressed for time and worried about making a costly mistake.
Make Your Kitchen Smarter
Tech experts suggest that by 2023, the smart home industry automation in United States homes will rise to 53.9%. Not only this, but over 80% of consumers conveyed that they would be more likely to purchase a new home that incorporates smart technology. Smart technology includes voice-activated response systems, home security devices, not to mention smart appliances.
Contact Elise Fay Group Today for Expert Consultation
If you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen because you’re looking to sell or are simply looking for top-notch real estate advice, get in touch with Elise Fay Group today. We’re in the business of helping our clients make the most informed and most profitable decisions when it comes to purchasing or selling a home. Contact us today to learn more about who we are and how we can help you achieve your real estate goals.