Top Kitchen Trends of 2017

September 26, 2017

Kitchens can make or break your sale, making renovation a necessary, albeit pricey, evil.

That said, it’s important to do your research on what buyers want and more specifically why. At the end of the day, owning a home is an investment. And the more educated you are on why your home is worth purchasing, the better chance you have of winning over buyers.

Gray > White

Contrary to popular belief, white walls have shown to have a negative effect on a home’s selling price. Even so, it's still in the seller’s interest to opt for neutral wall colors to attract buyers hoping to make it their own. Solution? Gray walls. They’re sleek, trendy, and practical.

Top Kitchen Trends of 2017

Functional Space

Be sure your kitchen layout is making the best use of space. Plenty of easy-to-use, high-quality storage will appeal to buyers’ everyday sensibilities — no matter their culinary proficiency.

Top Kitchen Trends of 2017

Statement Fixtures

Incorporate several statement fixtures to leave a lasting impression on buyers. Just make sure they’re tasteful. Buyers should remember your home for the right reasons.

Top Kitchen Trends of 2017

Quartz Countertops

Didn’t you get the memo? Quartz is the new granite — and rightly so. Unlike granite, quartz is non-porous, stain and scratch resistant, and highly durable. These countertops make for a great selling point for otherwise undecided buyers.

Top Kitchen Trends of 2017

Concealed Appliances

For years, stainless steel has been all the rage, however buyers are beginning to favor a more minimalist aesthetic. Consider concealed appliances give the illusion of a cleaner, clutter-free look and feel without having to revamp the entire space.

Top Kitchen Trends of 2017

Marry Your Kitchen to Your Home’s Style

Creating a more uniform style to your home will help buyers envision themselves in the space — And the kitchen is no exception. Mismatched interior design could deter buyers looking to snag a move-in-ready home. 

Top Kitchen Trends of 2017

Check out the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers Buy a Home page for more great tips!