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HOUSING TRENDS: Kitchen Cabinets

By Charles Richardson
HOUSING TRENDS: Kitchen Cabinets. Featuring the Birchwood Plan #1239

Featuring the Birchwood Plan #1239

In the past two decades, kitchens have become one of the most important and versatile rooms in the house. They serve multiple functions for today’s homeowners and are a popular gathering space for friends, family, and guests. You might say the kitchen is the social hub of the house. With its rise in stature, the kitchen has become a focal point for interior design and custom woodwork. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the options available for custom cabinetry. More than a product of mere functionality—as it was in years past—kitchen cabinets today give homeowners an opportunity for self-expression and have a significant impact on the overall feel and ambiance of a home. Let’s look at some of the latest cabinet trends for 2015 as surveyed by HGTV and Better Homes and Gardens.

Kitchen Upgrades Worth Splurging On

Big or small, today’s kitchens are the heart of the home, and a place you’re sure to spend a lot of your time. With countless options and gadgets to choose from, think about how you use (or want to use) your kitchen and prioritize the upgrades that make sense for your lifestyle.

Read on for both modest and pricey kitchen upgrades worth splurging on in your new home!

Must-Have Amenities for the Home

Must-Have Amenities for the Home, Featuring Whirlpool® Brand Sunset Bronze Kitchen Suite

By Charles Richardson

When people are building or buying a house, they tend to focus on the location, square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and size of the yard. These are all important, of course, but there are other features that homeowners should be looking at closely: amenities. Far too often we come across families or individuals who tell us, “I wish we had asked for specific amenities and upgrades that were important to us.” With that thought in mind, let’s take a quick look at some of the trending, must-have amenities that buyers are looking for in 2015.

NEW HOUSING TRENDS 2015: Countertops aren’t what they used to be

By Chuck Tripp

NEW HOUSING TRENDS 2015: Countertops aren’t what they used to be

There was a time when the countertop, like the kitchen itself, was a mere product of functionality. A place to cut, slice, dice, mix, pour, batter, and spin ingredients into creations that became food. Occasionally the house cat would take a nap atop the counter, but outside of that, its value was minimal.