Choosing the Kitchen That’s Right for You
House hunting can be a daunting task. There is so much to consider and many options to weigh. One of the biggest deciding factors on a particular home is the kitchen. The kitchen is the room you spend much of your time when you’re at home. Think of everything that happens in the kitchen---eating, drinking, socializing, partying, cooking, cleaning---you want this room to be comfortable and functional. When looking for homes, you need to ask yourself what matters most in the kitchen.
Layout and style
This aspect alone holds a lot of weight. Considering where things are placed in the kitchen often involves personal habits. L-shaped kitchen layouts are a popular design but some prefer the U-shaped layout around a kitchen island. Is the kitchen too trendy? Do you prefer a classic look or have a favorite layout already in mind? All of these details are things you need to think about when it comes to your ideal kitchen. Efficiency in the kitchen is an essential aspect with a busy life.
Space and storage
Depending on the size of your family, your cooking habits and how often you entertain in your kitchen, you will want to consider the size of the kitchen. If counter space is essential so you can prepare gourmet meals you love to create, you will want to make note of the space in the kitchen. Make sure the kitchen is big enough to fit your kitchen table. If you have guests, will everyone fit comfortably in the space? When it comes to the size of the pantry and the number of cupboards, deciding if it will be enough should also be considered. If your needs require your kitchen to be large and cabinets to be many, do not skimp on the square footage of this room.
Appliances and aesthetics
Most people are particular about the look of the kitchen. Backsplashes, flooring, lighting and colors are key to the entire look of the kitchen. If you prefer tile to laminate, white cabinets to dark wood or country style to traditional, these could be a deciding factor to you when it comes to picking a home. And while the flooring and paint can be changed, these also take additional time and money, something that you may be short of so you want to love where you live. Appliances are also vital to a kitchen. If you are hobby cook in the kitchen, you might be swayed by a kitchen that has double ovens. If a home comes with stainless steel appliances and that look appeals to you, this also might charm you.
Getting you the kitchen of your dreams
Gloria Nilson and Co. Real Estate is you experienced New Jersey realtor team. We listen to our clients and take note of what is important to them in a new house. Your happiness with your home purchase means a lot to us and we want to make sure you find what you are looking for. Making sure your kitchen meets your needs is a big contributor to whether or not you’ll be happy there. Let us help you get into your next New Jersey home. Call us today!