Cozy Connected Kitchens
The kitchen is not for just cooking; it's a gathering place for families, work space and ope area to pursue craft projects and entertainment. Living rooms and family rooms are merging into the kitchen are and changing how it looks. Now that homes are getting smaller the kitchen is used much more than in the past.
In the 80's and 90's walls separating the dining room were taken away, now homeowners are saying goodbye to the walls between kitchen and living room. Kitchens are now being designed iwth larger windows, fewer cabinet and softer lighting.
So what happens if you are selling your house and it does not have some of these features?
Here are a few simple things you can do to creat a cozy social feel buyers are looking for.
Install a Kitchen Island:
Kitchen islands are not only functional but they also provide additional space for entertaining, dining and storage. If you don't have one consider a portable one that can range from butcher block to table with bar stools.
Look for Comfy Chairs:
Skip the typical wooden stools, get an upholstered bar stool with a back. Switch out traditional chairs around the kitchen table for wing chairs, a love seat or even an upholstered bench.
Soften the Light:
Use accent lights and sconces, numerous small lamps will also create a softer effect. Have a hanging chandelier ro light fixture over the center island.
Buyers are ALWAYS drawn to EXTRA storage. Add a standalone cabinet, cupboard buffet or wall shelving. Stage cabinets with craft supplies to show its multi-purpose use.
Display Quality Pieces:
Take artwork once reserved for the living room and display it in the kitchen. Accessorize shelves with collectibles or books
Make sure that the Basics are strong:
If the bones of the kitchen are not stron, then FIX IT FIRST. th condition of countertops, hardware, flooring, appliances and cabinets are not going to be covered up by creating a cozy space.