Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Moving into a new place represents a hodge-podge of emotions for most buyers. The excitement of the move is tempered by the less than stellar water pressure in the downstairs shower, and the dark living room paneling that they found so distinguished prior to the escrow closing now just seems to be kind of dark and dreary. Of the many household remodeling projects that are contemplated by those new homeowners however, far and away the most popular remodeling projects are happening in the kitchen. Indeed, nearly half of all remodels that are undertaken within the first three months of moving in are centered on the kitchen.
If remodeled with an eye towards what will still be in vogue a few years down the line, the cost of even the smallest of remodel projects can pay back the initial investment upon selling, and prior to that time the homeowner gets all the benefits of living in a state-of-the-art kitchen. Before you looking for your measuring tape, here are some of the top kitchen remodel projects.
Kitchens are for cooking, and a professional-grade range tops the list of favorite appliances. Double ovens with high end features like built in wine refrigerators, induction cook tops, and convection ovens all scored high in desirable creature features.
Granite and Quartz Countertops
When it comes to the top kitchen model projects, respondents almost overwhelmingly report that they plan on replacing their kitchen counters. While granite is still the rock star in kitchen counters, while Quartz counters are gaining traction due to their low maintenance and ease of cleaning.
The clean lines of stainless steel are the all the rage in top kitchen remodel projects. Beyond the typical faucets and sink basins, homeowners are thinking outside the steel box and adding them in unexpected places. For instance, sculptured stove hoods are making an appearance and grabbing all the attention with their curvy, sculptured shapes. When combined with materials such as treated glass, they provide a bold futuristic look to the kitchen.
Cabinets have gone on numerous directions when contemplating the top kitchen remodel projects of 2014. Whereas cabinets of yesteryear were designed with the intention of hiding the debris associated with the kitchen, newer designs feature minimalistic cabinets that sport semi-translucent glass, high gloss lacquer facades, or touch latch cabinet fronts that eschew bulky hardware.