[VIDEO] – Raleigh Kitchen Design and 3 Trends

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Welcome back to the Capital City Real Estate Group video blog! I’m Marc Iafrate, Broker-in-Charge of the Capital City Real Estate Group here in Raleigh. Today we are going to discuss Raleigh Kitchen Design and Three Trends That You Need to Be Aware of Before You Renovate.

Renovating your kitchen is an excellent way to improve its look, increase the value of your home and appeal to a more diverse range of home buyers if you decide to sell. You’d be surprised how quickly trendy kitchen styles fall out of favor. If you live in the Raleigh area, a kitchen remodel can easily cost $10,000 to $20,000 or more, which is why you want to make choices that you can live with. Learning more about some of hottest trends can help you decide what you want and don’t want in your kitchen.

You May Want to Consider Traditional

Trends come and go, but the classics remain constant. One of the hottest renovation trends is a more traditional look. Raleigh area homeowners today are most certainly attracted to trendy colors and clean designs. Paint colors are easy to change at any time but If you are remodeling, you want to consider a more traditional look for the cabinets and countertops that will retain that traditional look for years to come.

Going Green

It’s hard to go anywhere today without seeing or hearing about green decorating trends, and those trends carry over into kitchens. Homeowners want products made from recycled materials and the chance to “go green” at home.

Designers also found that homeowners want counters and floors made from recycled or sustainable materials. Bamboo is a sustainable construction material that works well in flooring applications. Homeowners can also find counters made from glass bottles and other recycled goods.

Homeowners Want More Space

Ask anyone want they need in their homes, and the odds are good that many will say they need more space. Recessed lighting visually adds more space and reduces the number of fixtures and cords hanging down from the ceiling, although a nice set of island pendant lights are always a good idea as they are easy to change out as trends change and they can add some decorative flair as well.

Other ways to add more space include adding an island with storage to the center of the room and cutting down on the number of cabinets lining the walls. Most people add snack bar style seating to their islands and use that area for eating in the kitchen and entertaining. In fact a lot of families use that area more than the breakfast nook area.

There are a number of trendy ways that you can renovate and change your kitchen. Going green, adding more space and bringing in traditional elements are just a few of those ways.

Speak with the real estate brokers at the Capital City Real Estate Group about other changes you can make that will add value to your kitchen and also for other helpful tips and referrals for trusted professionals whenever you need them.

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Marc Iafrate, MBA
Broker-in-Charge, Realtor
Capital City Real Estate Group
(919) 390-7810 Office
8319 Six Forks Road, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27615

About Capital City Real Estate Group, Inc.

Moving to North Carolina years ago was the best decision my family and I could have made. We were looking for a change from the cold Michigan winters and the volatile economic climate. The Triangle was the perfect choice with its mild winters, quality of life and diverse economic base. I have always held as my personal values and guiding principles: Professionalism, Integrity, Dependability and understand the meaning of perseverance! I began my real estate career in 1996 as a commercial investor. This led to a Director of Property Management position for multi-family and commercial property and now, residential real estate as the Broker/Owner of the Capital City Real Estate Group, Inc. here in Raleigh. I put myself through the evening MBA program at the University of Michigan while working full time and raising a family. Prior to real estate, I earned a Master of Science in Engineering from U of M and currently hold 2 U.S. Design Patents and had a successful corporate career in the automotive industry. As a result of that experience, I've successfully been able to apply my problem solving ability to business. Community Involvement Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. Board of Directors Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest, NC Board of Directors Rotary Club Secretary position Paul Harris Fellow In addition to the Rotary Club, I support causes which strengthen our local community such as the YMCA - We Build People Program and Habitat for Humanity My wife's favorite charity benefiting children is The Angel Tree We participate in our church food and clothing drives to benefit our local community We also support the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Association and the Humane Society Professional Associations North Carolina Real Estate Broker License South Carolina Real Estate Broker License National Association of Realtors (NAR) North Carolina Association of Realtors Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors We are committed to delivering outstanding customer service! Marc Iafrate, MBA Broker-in-Charge/Owner Capital City Real Estate Group, Inc. Raleigh, NC

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