kitchen Archive

The Contemporary Kitchen: 10 Top Trends for 2015

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine  Contemporary is the buzzword when it comes to kitchen designs this year, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Streamlined designs, eclectic touches, and multiples of appliances lead the trends, according to...
April 6, 2015

How to Update a Kitchen to Attract Buyers

By Patti Stern, PJ & Co. Staging and Interior Decorating Kitchens are more important than ever when it comes to influencing buyers’ perceptions of a home as well as the perceived value. Some home owners make it a priority...
March 23, 2015

Dated Kitchens Get Long Overdue Makeovers

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Dated kitchens are getting a makeover in many homes this year. About a quarter of about 3,500 home owners recently surveyed say they are remodeling kitchens that are more than 30 years old...
January 19, 2015

At CES 2015: More Attempts to Dethrone Stainless Steel’s Popularity

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Stainless steel’s popularity has outshined its competition for years in kitchen appliances, but has that shiny, smudge-prone finish finally worn out its welcome? Appliance manufacturers have long been trying to find a potential...
January 6, 2015

Check Out These 7 Trends Spicing Up Kitchen Designs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Wood flooring and glass backsplashes are expected to show up in more kitchens this year. Those were among two findings from the latest trend report from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which...
March 31, 2014

8 Kitchen Trends for Remodelers

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Home buyers love kitchens so what trends are cooking up lately? The remodeling web site Houzz surveyed 7,812 home owners about their kitchen remodeling plans this fall. Here are the big trends that...
November 4, 2013

The Scariest Place in a Home!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Ghosts and goblins will soon be creeping around neighborhoods. And if it’s a big dose of scare you crave this Halloween, look no further than in your kitchen. In fact, there’s plenty of...
October 31, 2013

The Right Kitchen Remodel Can Pay Off

By Sabine H. Schoenberg, SabinesHomes.com Traditional Kitchen by Boston Kitchen & Bath Designers Venegas and Company Unequivocally, the kitchen is … (1)     the most important space in a home today.  From a home value perspective this means it is the...
October 21, 2013

Stock Cabinets Save Money on Kitchen Redos

The cost of quality stock cabinets for an average-sized kitchen generally runs $8,000 to $10,000, according to consumer website Houselogic. Semi-custom cabinets would cost about twice that, the site reports, and full custom cabinets would cost even more. Help...
October 11, 2013

8 Kitchen Trends to Watch in 2013

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Kitchens are a popular spot that home shoppers judge in a home. So what are the trends in the kitchen for 2013? HomeThangs.com, a home improvement superstore, offers up some of the following...
January 7, 2013