As a South Lake Tahoe Realtor that specializes in new construction and luxury homes, I value the important of design and architecture trends. I also think it is important for real estate professionals to be aware of what these trends are so that when one of their clients is getting ready to list, they are able to advise on what style is going to give them the most return on investment. Additionally, buyers get a South Lake Tahoe Realtor who is able to point out timely trends while touring homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe that can offer them a good ROI when it is their time to sell. If you are thinking of remodeling and selling or just making some upgrades for your own enjoyment, check out these kitchen trends.
Cabinet Color. Cabinets are a big part of the kitchen. Not only are they a major aesthetic feature, but they are functional as well. Replacing or painting dark and dated cabinets can pay off big time. If you are listing South Lake Tahoe real estate and don’t have thousands of dollars to put towards a kitchen remodel, a simple and professional paint job will brighten a space while creating a clean and modern appeal. While navy, grey and certain green hues can look phenomenal and luxurious in a kitchen, it is important to recognize that if you intend on selling shortly after, neutral is always the way to go.
Mixed Metals. If matchy matchy isn’t your thing, you are in luck. Mixed metals are a huge trend in home design as they add sophistication, luxury, depth and a unique personality to each space. The trick here is to not go overboard. Experts suggest using two metals that balance one another with the primary being a cooler tone and then the remaining fixtures being a warmer accent. Once again, whether the purpose is for your own enjoyment or for listing, remember that if something is TOO customized to your taste, it can be trickier to move at resale.
Quartz Countertops. This type of countertop has been used as an alternative to marble and granite and is known for its custom aesthetic, and also durability and versatility. In fact, it was chosen as the most popular counter top option in 2018. If new counters are on your list, consider quartz as a viable option.
Custom Storage. Let’s be honest, storage is a huge selling point when listing homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe. Whether it is in the kitchen, laundry room or bedrooms, extra space to store all the things that come with life is a major selling point. Kitchens should be functional, offer a lot of storage space and flow so that finding an item isn’t overly complicated. Large islands are also an added bonus as they provide a versatile space for extra dining, food prep, working, storage and more. If you intend to add a new island to your home, consider one with lots of storage space and modern design.
Full-Tile Feature Walls. Thanks to so many open living spaces, tile walls continue to be really popular in kitchens as they serve as a focal point. Counter to ceiling tiles are a great way to add luxury, depth and texture to space whether you choose a bold pattern or a white, glassy finish.
For more information of listing homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe and how to prepare them for the market, feel free to reach out. I would be happy to walk you through the process.