You may have heard that the best place to invest in an update in your home is the heart of the home: the kitchen. It’s true, homebuyers swoon for an amazing kitchen. What’s in right now? White kitchens and grey kitchens. Why? They feel bright, open, clean, and welcoming. The key is tying the kitchen design into the overall feel and design of the home. After a white kitchen re-do, you may feel the urge to brighten up the rest of your home as well.
I wanted to share this update of an already gorgeous and high-end kitchen to something even more gorgeous and more high-end. It’s also a teaser of a listing that may be coming in the spring in Eanes ISD (if it doesn’t sell pre-MLS).
The home already had great cabinets and a great flow. It was a matter of brightening things up with paint, quartz counters, and a white ceramic herringbone backsplash. The heavy, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures were also swapped for brighter chrome & clear glass versions. The stainless sink was replaced with a ceramic “smart-divide”. Really, it was a simple make-over (although it is difficult living without a kitchen for a couple weeks), but it made such a dramatic difference.
Another tip is to not fight the ascetic of a home. Sure, contemporary is having a serious moment; however, it doesn’t play well with ultra-traditional bones. It’s best to work with what you have and play-up the nice features. Naturally, this kitchen won’t fly for someone looking for serious contemporary form, but it will please the majority of buyers looking for a modern-traditional, transitional, or updated traditional. Crowd pleasers are key to selling in any market. Isn’t this one a home-run? It looks like a completely different kitchen!