The Kitchen is For Your Buyers (Not You!)
While your homeowner may love the idea of a Mediterranean-style kitchen, that specific style choice will not appeal to a wide audience. Explain to your clients that the purpose of this remodel is not to create their personal dream kitchen, but rather the dream kitchen of the family that will ultimately buy the home.
We recommend sticking to a contemporary design with stainless steel appliances, neutral walls, and classic (not trendy) countertops, floors, and fixtures.
Focus on layout and functionality.
Your client’s kitchen is likely customized according to their personal habits. Couples that rarely cook might be using the stove for storage. Large families might have a huge refrigerator, even though it doesn’t fit well in the kitchen. Families with school-aged children might prioritize counter space for homework, not meal prep.
However, to make the kitchen layout appeal to the broadest possible audience, the placement of the fridge, stove, and sink are critical. The location of these three appliances should either make a triangle to ensure maximum efficiency or be spaced out to avoid crowding. Also, make sure to take ventilation, lighting, storage, and counter space into consideration.