It’s no secret that one of the most appreciated room in a house is the kitchen. It’s where every major family meal will be cooked, it’s a place of comfort, and can be a favorite room for some. The kitchen also — for whatever reason — always seems to be a natural congregating spot for get together’s, whether it’s convenient or not.
Personally, I’ve always had aspirations for a flat top grill in the kitchen, for those nights when red meat come calling my name. Whatever your kitchen fantasies, house logic has come up with some tips and tricks to always keep your kitchen looking fresh and updated.
1. Make white the primary color
Even though most central Ohioan’s hate the color white right now, because it has just plastered our lawns in an unwelcome manner, House Logic argues that white never goes out of style, and therefore, should be the dominant color of your kitchen. Because of white’s reflective properties, it brightens up the room, and can make small kitchens feel bigger, and large kitchens feel even bigger. If you want to jazz it up with some pastel coloring, go for it! Just remember to keep the dominant color white.
2. Keep it hardwood
House Logic presents a startling statistic that most home buyers would pay upwards of $2,000 more for a hardwood kitchen. House Logic argues that humans have an affinity for hardwood and it’s just going to make your kitchen that much better.
3. Shaker Cabinets, marble counters and subway backsplash
The simple, straight-lined nature of Shaker cabinets is something that has been proven to never go out of style. Carrara marble apparently has a brilliant white color that goes well with white kitchens, but also contrasts with kitchens of other colors. House Logic says that Subway tile for the backsplash is the way to go. It’d be hard to argue against this, Subway tile is subtle, and believe us when we say, we have seen some outrageous backsplashes when showing houses.
4. Ergonomic Design
House Logic says that you want to make your kitchen unique, a waste-high oven might just be the attribute that gets your house sold before the neighbors. Or perhaps it is that flattop grill. Varied counter top heights might also be the way to go.
5. Smart storage
The biggest thing with storage is finding ways to make your cabinet space work for you. If you can figure out how to get the most out of your cabinets, then you’re not going to have to use counter space for storage.
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