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Why Highlight the Kitchen? Woman-Centric Appeal (Part 3)

Looking for solid marketing attraction? HERITAGE THEME Kitchen- House Beautiful
Highlight areas of a home that appeal to women
 

 WOMAN-CENTRIC?  Regarding that,  Debb Janes commented on Part 2 of this series on woman-centric design choices- kitchens: 

“Don't we all love kitchens? The heart of the home in my opinion. My dream kitchen includes a husband (preferably mine) who cleans up after himself. :)”

After I finish this post I think I will take up the idea of a Man in the Kitchen! (Look for that in Part 4) 
In the meantime, it seems we are in general agreement as we sit around the kitchen table here in Asheville that the Kitchen can be the  hub of activity.

 

 

Possibly, the energy efficient Kitchen  is “by  far the most treasured room in a homeI like how Judi Boad     put it:: 

 

 

xoxo 

 

 

 

 

 

COTTAGE THEME House BeautifulThe kitchen is one of my favorite places to highlight in a home, for buyers and sellers...

 

particularly when there are industrial grade appliances, like the subzero refrigerator, six burner gas range, with pot filler and warming lights in range hood,

 

energy efficient dishwasher, convection oven microwave, over-sized pantry, bread warmer, small appliance garage, granite, wine cooler....”  

 

 

 

Of course,  I, "Greenolina"  have been known to expound on the theory that we all deserve excellence in functionality that comes along with eco-friendly kitchen innovation.

 

 

Recently I have been pondering the theme-planned and designed Kitchen. How does it supports the way family members create meals, dine, entertain, and sit to relax with friends and neighbors?... And, is there a connection between the sense of place, atmosphere and personal style?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

To explore that connection, and how it might play out for buyers and sellers,  I selected several photos of CABIN KITCHEN House Beautifultheme-based kitchens from House Beautiful Magazine’s collection for this post.

 

 

 

As you can see, these KITCHENS are NOT your everyday, ordinary gourmet kitchens... and so you may wonder if, possibly, such kitchens can be an added bonus  theme-based kitchen can offer....

 

Is there "magic" here for those who design a Kitchen to coordinate with the overall style of a home?

 

Here are three (3) examples...Let me know what you think about the heritage theme… the second and/or vacation cottage by the sea theme…and cozy mountain cabin ....

 

 

NOTE: It seems to me that excellence in functionality that comes along with eco-friendly kitchen innovation holds true in  new construction and/or in the “green” remodel, and whether the design space is large or small.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case you missed the earlier KITCHEN considerations, check out the following links...and please do let me know what you think…

 

 

Part 1 Who Makes 90-% of New Home Decisions? Women

 

  

Part 2 Focus on Appeal! Women

 

 

(These posts are inspired by my friend/client SUE, who is busy designing a theme kitchen for her log home here in Asheville, NC.)

 

 

 

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I am so loving your kitchen series. The photos alone make me drool. Naturally, I can hardly wait for the 4th in the series. Happy Friday janeAnn.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 7 years ago

JaneAnn, I love the pictures. These are dream kitchens.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 7 years ago

janeAnne, your creativity shines through on this post exactly how a kitchen should sparkle! Regardless of what any other room in the house looks like, there's something special about the kitchen. When it comes to space, a woman can usually find a way to decorate it to make it look and feel like a gourmet kitchen out of an exquisite restaurant. Pride and joy shows well in your photos and those of other bloggers, women - all of whom I admire and respect. It will be interesting to see what you come up with for the Male Chefs. I have seen a few kitchens in a man's home that was to die for!!!

Man or woman - creativity shines best when there's passion!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 7 years ago

Let's eat. The kitchen is the new living room. You spend lots of time getting meals prepared if you enjoy cooking. With everyone pitching in. Am a full time single dad with four kids and now that three are out of college, when they are home for summer break, we all pitch in to cut the mushrooms, saute the peppers and make a leisurely meal with tunes on and plenty of communication. Kitchens are more than a place to woof down a meal, put the feed bag on. I can help you with the man in the kitchen as a mister mom.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 7 years ago

So many GREAT Kitchens it's always hard to find a favorite.  I do LOVE looking and dreaming about kitchens and how to transport them into my house!  THANKS for the inspirations!!!!!!!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) almost 7 years ago

janeAnne-Very cleaver, great photos and some nice comments on how the value of a kitchen goes beyond preparing meals into lifestyle features. Excellent!

 

Have a good weekend

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) almost 7 years ago

More inspiration for our future kitchen reno!  Funny, when we bought this house, it was largely because of the the (then) updated kitchen.  Now...ugh!

Posted by Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager (Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes) almost 7 years ago

Very interesting and informative article, keep up the great posts.

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) almost 7 years ago

Hi janeAnne~ I love the Heritage theme, open space to display favorite heirlooms blended in with dishes you just love! The drawer pulls are one of my favorite designs as well, and the drop in gas range means there's a double oven somewhere in this fab kitchen!

Oh yes! Kitchens can be exciting! I know why you get the most bang for your resale buck on a great kitchen design!

 

Happy Friday from Seattle..

Posted by Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP) almost 7 years ago

Hi JaneAnne - this is a great series on kitchens, and it is the heart of the home.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate (Arbor Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

I too love kitchens and find them wonderful rooms to transform. Kitchens need to be transformed when very outdated as you can see.

Posted by Wendy Tomm, CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors (Beyond the Walls) almost 7 years ago

Debb~ I get excited about designing function and sustainability into a home...especially when it comes to Kitchens!

 

Gita~- When I found those photos from House Beautiful  I just had to share them...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 7 years ago

Patricia~ You hit the nail on the head when you said, " creativity shines best when there's passion!..." For me there is nothing like sitting around the kitchen table with family and friends....

Andy~I'm going to take you up on your offer for help with Part 5!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 7 years ago

Kathy~ Like you, looking and "imagineering" are two of my favorite sports when it comes to Kitchens (and spas)....

Adrian~ I like how you put it: " ...the value of a kitchen goes beyond preparing meals into lifestyle features..."

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 7 years ago

Julia~ THAT'S the thing about kitchens...they can surprise you with the startling affect that they must have a renovation...right now! =)...and a good-thing given the much more energy efficient appliances on the market today...

 

Will~ Your graphic is FAB!!! How did you create it? It is one of the most eye-catching I have seen!!!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 7 years ago

Judi~ Yet another point to consider in a future post...THX!!!...you commented, " I know why you get the most bang for your resale buck on a great kitchen design!"

 

Hi Sharon~ I could probably go on for another 20 posts..I love kitchens! ..so many aspects to consdier...so many choices...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 7 years ago

Wendy~ You have given me an idea for a future post  with your comment, " ...Kitchens need to be transformed ..taken together with Judi's comment, we may have a whole new conversation about to begin...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 7 years ago

Hi janeAnne--great photos of kitchens.  I like the last one--probably because it is the only one that would fly on Maui.  I also like the open concept. 

 

Posted by Janet Jones, Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii (Just Your Style Interiors, LLC) almost 7 years ago

Hey JaneAnne, this is great! I love kitchens, energy efficiency, and photos. This is a great series, I can't believe I just found it.  I like big open ones with lots of counter space and visual texture, modern.  I don't think I could do the "Heritage" theme - my mess would be exposed. For photo moments, this works. But even me, sort of a kithcen neat freak would find it annoying to have to maintain perfection.  I would like it if only there were cabinets. Glass is okay, but frosted only.

This works for me; it's a hybrid of open/closed.

Posted by Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable (Criado Realty ) almost 7 years ago

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