Buying a home can be a lot like entering a marriage. It’s long term, expensive, and it dominates your weekends. However, if you find yourself up late in your kitchen, head in your hands, thinking “what have I done?” don’t sell your house (or your marriage)…remodel the kitchen! And it will likely cost you less than counseling and maybe even spice up your weekends. Now that we have your attention: what does your wife want…in her new kitchen?
Don’t shut her out.
Create an open floor plan. Just because she is the best cook in the house, doesn’t mean she wants to tear away from the family activity or entertaining to go chop and grind. Who doesn’t want the wife or mom who can sauté veggies and cheer for the home team on Monday nights? And wives: who doesn’t want the husband and kids helping out in the kitchen while they do homework or read the evening news? Knock down the walls and open up the kitchen to the rest of the house. Create a serving peninsula or counter ledge to make the kitchen an easy place to hang out. And, while we are speaking of sharing and transparency, open up the kitchen to natural light and views of the yard.
Be a Stun(her).
First you brought home flowers. Then you brought home the bacon. Now bring home the kitchen. Whether she cooks or not, your wife wants a stunning, breath taking, Pinterest worthy kitchen that will make her girlfriends ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh.’ Think of cabinet hardware, faucets, filter spouts, pot fillers, and lighting as “kitchen jewelry” and get down on one knee. It’s all about the rock guys; natural stone countertops whether they be honed or polished are a sure stunner. Engage her eye with a tile mosaic backsplash, a bespoke glassware display cabinet, or a double farm sink. No matter how long you have been married, no matter how many days it’s been since she shaved her legs, she still wants to be swept off her feet.
No woman wants a pretty boy whose got no moves. That kitchen, like her man, has got to be able to work it. And by work it, we mean: prep sink (with disposal and sprayer), pull out trash and recycle receptacles, spice rack door, dual fuel oven, built in pantry, linen cabinet, appliance garage, easy glide, soft close, customized drawers…and lots of them. Oh, and don’t forget the inset ceiling speakers for when she wants to break it down. Seriously though, your wife wants to say “yes” to the guests you have invited for dinner with no advance notice, and to the home-made dessert your teenager promised his friends. Let her be the “fun one” for a change. Get this kitchen working in her favor. And she may end up doing you one.
Teakwood Builders knows what your wife wants. Just say “I Do.”
Thinking about a remodeling project, but don’t know where to begin? If you are a homeowner in the NY Capital Region or Lower Adirondacks: Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, or Warren counties, seize this opportunity to try out your ideas with the region’s premier kitchen and bath design team for free!