Considering A Remodel? 4 Kitchen Trends For 2015

After a few years of living in your home, you may want to update a few key areas. While a man cave may seem appealing, it is not a cost effective update. To see a return on your investment up to 66 percent, consider a well-designed kitchen remodel. Although not the highest of return, modern kitchens are attractive to potential buyers. For your remodeling project, opt for one or more of these 4 trends for 2015 kitchens.

Specialized Storage

As a homeowner, you most likely want your kitchen clean and tidy. Unfortunately, with a lack of cabinets, drawers, and shelving, organizing can be problematic. In your new kitchen, ensure everything has its own specific space. To maximize space in you kitchen, center your design on storage for the following items:

  • Bakeware, Pots, Pans, and Lids
  • Utensils
  • Dishware and Glassware
  • Serving Platters
  • Waste Bins
  • Non-Perishable Fruits, Vegetables, and Spices

Using drawer dividers, specialized compartments, and under-cabinet systems, your kitchen will be efficient and valuable.

Combo Room

Even with comfortable family rooms and formal dining rooms, you most likely always start and finish your day in the kitchen. Today's builders are designing combination rooms that include the kitchen, family room, and a dining area. This open floor plan offers you a view into your living areas, which is great for entertaining or relaxing with the family.

Unfortunately, removing a wall to open up the space may not be an option due to your home's specific floor plan. However, adding comfortable dining and entertaining space is still as possibility. A large island with barstools can offer your family more seating space. In addition, the extra counter space is ideal for serving and entertaining.

Going Green

Going green is a current trend that will continue to grow and become the new normal for builders. If you want to maximize your investment with the remodel, consider reducing water and electricity usage with the following updates:

  • Sink – Rinsing and washing in your kitchen sink can waste water overtime. To be 20 percent more water efficient, search for a faucet with the Watersense label. These modern fixtures help conserve water and reduce your monthly bill, but also add style and value to your home.
  • Appliances – Energy Star-certified dishwashers are 5 percent more energy efficient and 15 percent more water efficient. Combine your new environmentally friendly dishwasher with certified refrigerators, microwaves, and ranges for higher conservation.  

Luxurious Details

In most cases, a remodel centers on updating old, outdated floors, cabinets, and appliances. However, you should have some fun during the process. Adding a few luxurious details to your new kitchen's design can be exciting and worthwhile. Here are a few luxurious trends for your kitchen:

  • Fireplace – If space is available, create a Hearth Room off the kitchen. A small corner fireplace with a few comfortable chairs creates comfortable and warm seating for your family.
  • Butler's Pantry – You do not need an actual butler to have a butler's pantry in your home. Set between the kitchen and dining area, this pantry offers ample space for storing smaller kitchen appliances, serving platters, and your basic canned and boxed items.
  • Coffee or Wine Bar – Incorporate your love for coffee of wine into the kitchen's design. Designate one special area of counter space for your coffee maker or wine cooler. Be sure to include storage for mugs or glasses and other accessories to serve up your favorite beverage.

Remodeling your home can be a stressful task. However, contractors can help you through the budgeting and design process. If you are considering a kitchen remodel, using one or more of these trends will ensure a large return on your investment. Click here for info about your remodeling project.

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Home Renovation Expectations: Knowing What's To Come

When I bought my first house, I did it with the expectation of needing to do some remodeling. I wasn't, however, prepared for how complex the renovation process was. From upgrading the retaining walls to adding cosmetic features like the stone patio, I was inundated with decisions to make and materials to select. I wished that I had known how much was involved from the beginning so that I could be better prepared. That's when I decided to use what I'd learned to help others better prepare for their own remodeling projects. I hope the information here helps you to see what you can expect as you get ready to expand your property or renovate the existing space.

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