Waterfront EstateTraditional Kitchen, Vancouver
Family Kitchen open to Great Room and water views.
Ema Peter Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Determine the UseIt’s important to discuss these issues with your design and construction teams to make sure you’re prioritizing function over design, or vice versa. Clearly a kitchen television, or one in a master bathroom, has different requirements than a main family television set up for long viewing periods. We have constructed homes with as many as 20 televisions, and they did not all need to be set at optimum viewing height.For televisions that are not intended to be a focal point, their size and location may not be the critical factors. When a space’s primary function is not related to the TV, such as in the kitchen, the space’s primary design function should dictate the details.
4. Go Granite or Solid SurfaceHere’s the deal: Buyers expect a durable, solid-surface worktop like granite. It’s already as standard a finish as stainless steel. If you have dated laminate countertops, now is the time to upgrade. There are many options available for countertops. Granite and quartz are two popular choices. Quartz countertops are a hot commodity right now and will certainly help sell your home. Some may even argue that quartz is the new standard instead of granite. So what will it cost? An entry-level granite costs around $45 to $55 per square foot installed. Quartz normally runs $65 to $85 per square foot installed. While that isn’t chump change, it’s a small price to pay for a sold home.Learn about top counter materials
7. Warm white. Alaska White granite counters look a bit like marble — enhance the richness by painting cabinets and walls the same warm off-white hue. Pristine white ceilings keep the space feeling open, and pendant lights add to the elegant feel.Cabinet paint: Off White 1873, Behr