For more than 50 years, Home Supply & Lumber Center, Inc., in Hawthorne, New Jersey, has given area families and contractors access to top quality materials and knowledgeable designers. Now, as the end of the year quickly approaches, many area homeowners are looking ahead to their tax returns. If they want to spend their 2012 tax refund on a kitchen remodel, now is the time for them to begin looking at designs and considering their options. The kitchen design team at Home Supply Hawthorne can help homeowners with a kitchen installation that fits their lifestyles and their budgets.
Experts realize that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Families use it to cook, to eat, to do homework, to play board games together, or just to talk and spend time together. A well-designed kitchen brings families together and creates a warm, welcoming space. As the housing market continues to stagnate, many designers find that families have shifted away from kitchens chosen to “wow” a home buyer. Instead, they are choosing kitchens that make their existing home livable. One of the new trends in kitchen design is to take out the wall that separates the formal dining room from the kitchen and create one large space for cooking, eating, and entertaining. This is often an economical alternative to creating an addition to get a larger kitchen.
The second part of this article will discuss design trends that emphasize ease and organization to make kitchens more pleasant for busy families.