by Kent Braaten
on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 8:34am.
Kitchen renovations are one of the most popular renovations that homeowners complete, as it often nets the highest return on your investment (ROI) in comparison to other areas of your home. Many homeowners give the kitchen a minor upgrade to keep up with design trends while others choose a full overhaul to improve the style, functionality and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Here are 5 popular kitchen trends that yield great returns:
Smart Technology – Did you know some kitchen appliances feature technology that allows you to control the appliance from your smart phone? Imagine a refrigerator that lets you know if you’re running low on milk or an oven that will pre-heat on your way home from work!
Open Space Concepts – Consider removing some or all of your upper cabinets and replacing them with open shelving. Utilize more efficient storage options in your base cabinets and upgrade your tall wall cabinets with pull out storage (this is especially appealing if your kitchen doesn’t have a separate pantry) so you can easily access the items you need.
Touch Technology – Upgrade your faucet! When your hands are full or dirty from meal preparation, being able to turn on the faucet with your elbow or the back of your hand will help streamline the process, keep your sink and faucet cleaner as well as ensure safer food preparation.
Comfortable Gathering Space – Creating a seating area encourages family to hang out together while dinner is cooking. The kids can do homework or your friends can socialize during parties.
Purposeful Lighting – Try illuminating the interior or underside of your cabinets. Additional lighting will combine purpose and style to add an element of sophistication to your remodeled kitchen.