The Top Trends for Renovating Your Kitchen this Year

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If you’ve been reading our blog regularly, you know that home renovations — especially kitchen renovations — are one of the best things you can do to increase your chances of a higher appraisal. If you're looking to renovate your home, start with the kitchen and these top 2018 tips.
 

Think Tech

Smart technology has been the focus of most home renovations in the past few years and has expanded big time into the kitchen. Now you actually have the technology to turn things on from your smartphone!
 
Do you need milk? View the contents of your fridge on your phone — while you're at the store. Are your eggs going bad? Yes, a smart kitchen can tell you that, too! There's much more you can do from your phone when you have a smart kitchen. Millennial buyers are crazy over this feature and can’t live without it. And now, other generations are realizing how convenient this is – and they want it. Smart kitchens with all, or even just a few, systems set up are the wave of the future.
 

Keep Up On Your Cabinets

You can’t go wrong by installing modern cabinets. Not only will it look great, but it'll increase your resale value should you decide to sell your home. Best of all? It’s not a major home renovation, more a simple weekend construction project.
 
So, what colour should you choose? We're seeing a lot of jewel colours such as plum, jade green and navy. If your kitchen can pull these colours off then go for it! If you don’t want to be all that flashy, stick with white and grey. These versatile shades always look fresh and modern.
 

Savvy Storage

Especially if space is at a premium, storage is always important. You really want to utilize your space to make it functional and provide you with plenty of storage space. Taking on this simple construction project will reward you in spades. Choose drawers which roll out for easy access to your pots and pans, hanging storage, and drawer dividers for ultimate organization. Deep drawers offer an easy way to keep your Instant Pot, toaster, and other large items you use frequently, but not every day, off the counter but still very accessible.
 

Consider Your Countertops

Much like with your cabinets, countertops can make or break a kitchen. It's true that this can be a bit of a daunting home renovation project, but keeping your counters modern looking is important to the aesthetics. And like we said, it'll increase the resale value.
 
Quartz came in with a bang a few years back and only seems to be gaining speed! Quartz is extremely durable, micro-bacterial, and easy to clean compared to most other types of countertops. You can find almost any type of pattern or colour you want in a quartz countertop to keep your kitchen looking cohesive.
 
Again, whites, greys and other neutral colours seem to be the most popular to choose. It’s easy to see why as they go with anything and will keep your kitchen modern and light.
 

Go With the Garman Group

Keep checking back to our blog for tips and tricks on how to keep your home streamlined and safe with easy home renovations. And of course, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any MLS real estate questions you may have.