What Is a Kitchen Bump Out Addition?

Without a doubt, most homeowners would like a larger kitchen. Even though kitchens have expanded over the last few decades, the average kitchen size tends to range between 100 to 200 square feet. That’s not much space when you consider that kitchens are densely packed full of many services: sink, oven, stove, refrigerator, cabinets, and more. It gets even more complicated with kitchens being central gathering points. Kitchen islands and sit-down breakfast bars create the need for even more space.

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Does a Kitchen Island Add Value

“If you want to sell your home fast, go neutral” has long been the well-founded advice of expert real estate brokers. Yet at the same time, they recommend certain standout features in order to attract the attention of interested buyers. For years, one of those must-haves was a kitchen island. Is that still true today? Well, the short answer is, it all depends. Ponder the following points if you’re wondering whether to include an island in your kitchen remodel.

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Top Kitchen and Cabinet Styles in Kitchen Remodels

Transitional is the No. 1 kitchen style and Shaker leads for cabinets, the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study finds

Erin Carlyle January 16, 2019
Houzz Editorial Staff. Writing about the cost of renovation and what it takes to remodel. Former Forbes real estate reporter. Fascinated by cool homes, watching the bottom line.

If you’re considering a kitchen renovation, perhaps the idea of white cabinets has crossed your mind — specifically, white Shaker-style cabinets. If so, you wouldn’t be alone.

The 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study gathered information from more than 1,300 Houzz users who had completed a kitchen remodel or addition project in the past 12 months, who are working on one or who are planning to start one in the next three months. Here are five design trends for kitchens based on what they are saying.

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