Kitchen Design Trends for Spring 2018
Kitchen design doesn't change quickly, so if you're considering remodeling your kitchen consider these five trends:
Color. White kitchens are clean, pristine and modern but they don't have to be monotone. Colors that are coming on strong are teal, a deep bluish green and marine blue, a saturated greenish blue. If you love white, or white and grey kitchens, think about adding more color to the island, walls, cabinets or backsplash.
Matte black fixtures. Matte black looks a lot like traditional polished bronze, so for the look to work, the style needs to be sleek, geometric and contemporary. The look is also a great update for your bathroom fixtures.
Workstations. Designated food preparation areas for chopping, mixing, cooking and washing allow family and friends to cook together, making meal preparation a fun bonding activity.
Beverage stations. Beverage stations adjoin the kitchen, so choose the appliances around your favorite drinks, including coffee machines, smoothie makers, wine storage, juice bars and cocktail mixing.
Waterfall islands. To really show off your choice of granite, dress your island with a waterfall, where the granite cascades down the sides between the seating area and food prep area. The look is glamorous and expensive.
Homebuying for Multigenerational Households
Helping aging parents while managing a career and raising a family is a challenge. If you're considering having your parents live with you, this list will help you choose the right home to meet everyone's wants and needs.
First, sit everyone down who will be affected by the arrangement for a friendly pow-wow. Ask for a wish list from each person, including the kids, of desired features in a new home, so you know each person's expectations. Make sure everyone knows that you'll do your best to meet as many wants and needs as possible, but you'll have to prioritize. Compromises will be required of everyone.
Who will own the new home? If you use your parents' retirement income to buy a home, it will help you qualify for a larger, more expensive place. They can be tenants-in-common and be equally responsible for paying the mortgage. All co-owners must qualify with the lender. The other choice is that you have a rental agreement with your parents to show more income that will help you qualify for a larger mortgage.
It's ideal if your parents have their own suite of rooms, including a bedroom, living area, private bath and kitchenette.
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