The household kitchen was designed for preparing and cooking meals. However, over the past few decades, the kitchen has slowly morphed into the epicenter of the home.
In fact, in most homes the kitchen wears many hats—it’s the center of the family team huddle, the place for bantering with friends, the computer room for paying the bills, an entertainment center, a children’s art museum and lets not forget its original purpose—a place to enjoy good food with family and friends.
With this insight in mind, we have compiled the 4 reasons why people are so drawn to kitchens and how they can help sell your home.
People Love a Functional Layout
Many current home buyers aren’t intentionally seeking out properties with large kitchens, but rather, those with functional layouts! Again, the kitchen is a space where people spend a significant time living and working, so if that space is cramped due to an awkward layout, it will be a huge turn-off to potential buyers.
A functional layout is essential to a quality kitchen, and you can achieve it in a few different ways. To improve your space’s layout, a designer can advise you on making effective use of your space to create a smooth workflow. That way when potential buyers tour your home, they will note the feasibility of the layout, particularly as they imagine themselves cooking and working in the kitchen.
It Sets the Tone
People invest a lot into kitchen upgrades because it is the most important room when it comes to the resale value of the home. Kitchens set the tone for the entire house. They have the ability to not only provide a meal but a complete experience. An inspiring space can mean the difference between a mediocre day and a fantastic day. For those not looking to renovate the entire kitchen, small upgrades can go a long way. Changing the cabinets and/or countertops can significantly transform the mood in the kitchen.
The Appliances in Your Kitchen Can Help Sell Your Home
A nice kitchen is considered a “luxury” and a lot of that idea stems from quality appliances. A kitchen can have a beautiful design, but if it has a run-down refrigerator and a rusted range, it won’t give the impression of a high-quality space.
Another reason why appliances can work to sell your space goes back to the idea of convenience! If you sell your home with updated appliances, the buyer doesn’t have to go through the hassle and expense of purchasing new appliances soon after they move in. Aside from the added convenience, nice appliances also allow you to potentially list your home at a higher price point.
When looking to upgrade your appliances, a little pizazz goes a long way. Kitchen range hoods are eye-catching, as well as functional. Adding custom designs and polished metals throughout the range hood can transform a space from drab to fab.
The Kitchen is The New Living Room
Over the course of the past 20 years or so, kitchens started to become living spaces with more time spent in these spaces and where more was done than just cooking. Newer kitchens, while called kitchens, are really so much more. Today’s kitchen is today’s family living space. These large rooms house several areas within. There is the kitchen area – the designated cooking space – thoughtfully, carefully planned and laid out. Then there’s the dining area within the kitchen. This area is usually large enough to hold a table that comfortably seats 6 or more. Finally, in many of these larger kitchens, is the sitting area, so that in effect, the whole family can hang out together while cooking, working or relaxing. Many new homes embracing the more casual lifestyle are being built without a dining room or formal living area. For those who enjoy entertaining and do so often, even the homes with formal dining and living areas find that the crowd usually gathers in the kitchen.
The Perfect Accessory for your New Jersey Kitchen
At Range Craft, we bring you hand-crafted range hoods that add a unique touch to any kitchen style. You can choose from one of our standard styles or have your range hood custom made. Our various materials, finishes, accents and banding allow you to create a one-of-a-kind look. We provide quality products driven by design, innovation and craftsmanship to enhance the spaces where you live, work and play.