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    Is your kitchen up to date?

    Ah – the kitchen!  It’s where your home’s magic happens.  All the meals – and even some important conversations – happen in this room.  But, is it time to remodel?

    The Powell Group at Keller Williams of the Western Upstate of South Carolina has some ways to tell if your kitchen is outdated.

    Modern kitchen look much different than 20 years ago
    Modern kitchens look  different than they did 20 years ago

    There are some materials and designs that were once very popular, but not so much in 2016.  Things like Formica and laminate countertops are not as popular as they once were.  So – especially if you are thinking of selling your house eventually – it’s time to get some modern material.

    Next, here’s a question.  Do you have the kind of circuit breakers that are available in today’s world in your home?  Several years ago, we didn’t have the technology to shut off an electric current if it was abnormal.  Modern breakers can do that.  Therefore, it is a wise idea to check and possibly change your breakers.

    As time passes, tastes change.  Not only for decor but for your daily needs.  What was once useful counter space has become too small.  In today’s world, you may need more room to prepare a meal.  Cabinets can be replaced in the kitchen and moved to the pantry.  You can even create shelves on a nearby wall for your needs.

    You also will want to think about fitting in new appliances.  Whether it is about want or need, when you get new appliances, you may be in for a shock.  Appliances come in many different shapes and sizes that weren’t available when you bought your last one.  So, before you buy your new “toy”, think about how it will fit into your home.

    Lastly, and as was mentioned earlier, you might be thinking of selling your home.  If the buyer is a millennial or someone who prefers a newer look, they will want a modern-looking kitchen.  Before you put your house on the market, you will have to consider that fact and figure out what needs updating.  If you don’t, your chances of selling the house will be slim to none.  Do the hard work now in order to make life easier later.

    The Powell Group encourages you to figure out what may need to change in your kitchen to make it more livable in today’s world.  Our team members can help you figure out what changes will be necessary for safety as well as decor to make your house more up-to-date.

    If you are moving within the Western Upstate of South Carolina, log on to our website and have a look at all of our beautiful homes.  We are sure you will find exactly what you are looking for.

    (Picture used from Wikimedia)

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