Kitchen Trends of the Moment

Kitchens are considered to be one of the most important rooms in a home and that’s especially true in real estate. Buyers choose homes based on the kitchen – Is it big enough? Is it the right style? Is it functional? Does it need upgrading? So what’s hot now in kitchens now? According to Joaquin Erzao, here’s a few kitchen trends you should know about, also seen in one of our favorite blogs, Styled, Staged & Sold.

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Photo by Michelle Meiklejohn

  1. Our personal favorite & a sign of the times – high-tech kitchens! Besides just faster and more efficient appliances, there are now refrigerators and range hoods that feature built-in TV’s and DVD players!
  2. Going green in the kitchen. More and more people are choosing sustainable materials. There are a variety of cabinetry, countertop, flooring items and more that can be considered ‘green.’ Also, buying products locally is another way to be eco-conscious. There are a number of local options we can help you locate.
  3. Sinks are getting fancier & supersized.  Have you ever had trouble filing a large pot? Larger sinks are here to help solve that problem. Also as we grow more water-conscious, especially in Southern California, water-conserving faucets are becoming more popular. Another cool feature of a trendy sink – a cutting board. Brilliant way to get those cutting boards cleaned!
  4. Neutral colors are home in your kitchen too.  In terms of real estate we often advise sellers to paint rooms a neutral color. Neutral colors don’t have to be boring. Neutral colors allow you to decorate in a way that can allow your décor to pop! This is also helpful for sellers because if their décor is taste specific, it is easy to tone it down when showing the home to potential buyers.

Do you follow any of these trends? Do you think they are here to stay? Please post a comment below!

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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