The Future-Proof Kitchen. The median price of remodeling a kitchen is $60,000. So how do you make sure the changes you make won’t look dated in a few years?
Stick With White
White has remained the top choice of the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s annual survey for years. It’s a bright color that reflects light and makes even small kitchens feel large. It also evokes a clean feeling. “White” can be anything from ivory, off-white, bright white, to cream. It’s my personal favorite and I see this look almost exclusively in brand new, high-end, custom homes.
Choose Shaker-Style Cabinets
This classic block style cabinet will stand the test of time. Shaker style furnishings date back to the mid 1860’s. Its clean and simple, and can look traditional or modern.
Choose Subway Tile Backsplashes
A neutral or white-colored subway tile used as a backsplash in the kitchen not only looks classy but its timeless. A backsplash also guards against moisture damage and is easy to clean.
Go With Carrara Marble
This classic surface material has white with lacy grey veining throughout. There is a lot of movement in the pattern which gives it a high-end look (see photo below). If you’re on a budget then choose Quartz; its a much less expensive alternative (see photo above).
Put in Hardwood Flooring
Overall, 80% of buyers say that hardwood flooring is “somewhat” or “very important.” Hardwood flooring can pair well with any kitchen style, from traditional to the most contemporary. I tend to like the medium dark hardwood flooring because it is classic. I think the really dark, almost black, will be a trend. Light maple flooring gives a super contemporary look (think Swedish style) and will also stand the test of time.
I am frequently asked “how do I remodel my kitchen to still be in style when we sell 5 years down the road?” White is the answer. Locally, Floor & Decor has many options and is known in the trade to have a great selection and prices.
I am a Las Vegas, NV Realtor that specializes in Staging Homes to Sell. Please call me if you would like my opinion about what renovations to do or what your current home would sell for. Go to our Seller’s Guide to see what we do for you!
Stacy Sheeley Homes | Realty One Group | 702.292.9064 | [email protected]
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