In recent years, older kitchen designs were par for the course as the recession caused investors and homeowners to put larger-scale projects on the back burner. With economic growth across the real estate industry, it’s time to invest money into those larger-scale projects once more. An easy way to receive a higher return on investment (ROI) is to update the old kitchens common throughout antiquated cities like Boston.
The following three kitchen remodeling trends are among the most popular and desired in New England. They will help to increase the value of the property, so investors can get the highest ROI possible.
1. Open-Concept Kitchens
People are doing away with formal dining rooms in lieu of larger open-concept kitchens. Adding an open, adjacent eating area to the main kitchen does away with a lot of space that never gets used but still needs to be cleaned. This is a warm, modern approach to a room that is considered the hearth of a home.
2. Mismatching Materials
This trend began with kitchen islands that added a splash of color with either a countertop or cabinets that were a different color than the rest of the kitchen. It has since spread to include top cabinets that are a different shade than the bottom, or end countertops that are different. The key to pulling this off is to add just a splash of contrasting color so it is refreshing and not too distracting.
3. Rustically Worn
Rustic kitchens are huge right now. The idea is to create a kitchen that looks well-loved and homey, but not worn down and broken. A big selling point of rustic kitchens is that any additional wear and tear that occurs during it’s lifespan will only enhance it’s character. Some investors have even found that meshing rustic cabinets with modern countertops incorporates the mismatching materials trend for ultimate effect.
For more information on kitchen remodeling in Boston for your investment property, contact us at R.H. Blanchard today.