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Thursday, September 11 2014

We have talked a lot lately about trends and remodeling - painting, colors, we have even discussed the price and process of remodeling your kitchen but today we can are explore some of the most popular trends for remodeling your kitchen.  

Here is what is hot according to a recent study conducted by Houzz, a popular home design and remodeling website, these results were gathered from a study/survey that had 7,812 respondants who are currently remodeling or planning to in the very near future:

  • Chef's Stoves - professional-grade range - a stove with options such as a flat griddle or a cook-top to accommodate a searing pan or wok or canning kettle.  32% of the respondants said this was their dream appliance.  
    • 18% of the respondants listed double ovens as their desired appliance.
    • Other high-end features mentioned: induction cook-tops; wine refrigerators; convenction ovens.  
    • Warming drawers were a priority for 4% of the respondants.
  • Eco-friendly features.  49% of the respondants mentioned eco-friendly appliances and materials.
  • Granite & Quartz counter-tops.  94% of the respondants said they were changing out their counter-tops! Granite still tops the list with more than half of the respondants but quartz was desired by 36%!  
    • Quartz counter-tops are resistant to stains and scractches and are easy to take care of, some refer to them as being "bullet proof".
  • Tile backsplash.  It is interesting that only 2% of the respondants want tile counter-tops but more than half of them want it as backsplash material.
  • Flooring - hardwood led the list of choices, but tile came in second!   
  • Stainless Steel - 65% favor stainless steel appliances as their most desired change in their remodel project.  
  • Islands - 61% of the respondants are incorporating an island into their remodel plans.  However if your space is too small or the configuration won't work adding an island will be a very big negative.  Be sure it doesn't block or hamper the flow of how you naviagate your way around the kitchen.  
  • Transitional style.  Combining the tradtional and the contempory has grown in popularity.
  • White cabinets.  Whites and off-whites are the top choice for color schemes - 73%!  People want a light and bright kitchen and white cabinets are the answer. 
  • Gray color schemes.  This option for remodeling jumped in popularity significantly since 2012.  The designers say that gray is a very "hot" color in the palette these days.  

Bottom line - people want a kitchen that is easy on the eyes, clean and unfussy appearance!  And easy to keep clean!  

Helping you buy or sell your home is our goal,

Getting you through the process is our expertise! 

Keith & Reechia Powell

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Monday, September 08 2014

We have been looking around our home town area to see just what type of home you can buy for $200,000.  We featured a lovely ranch style home in Plano and a stunning two story home in Allen ~ today we are looking at homes in Richardson.   

A lovely ranch style home that boasts one level living at its best!  Three nice sized bedrooms, two full baths and a great sun room that offers many use and decorating options.  The kitchen has been updated and offers granite countertops.  A lovely move-in home awaiting new owners.   

Contact us for more information or to see this home for yourself.  

Helping you buy your home is our goal,

Getting you through the process is our expertise! 

Reechia & Keith Powell

Powell Realty Group

Posted by: AT 12:36 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, September 03 2014

1525 High Country, Allen

4 Bedrooms * 3 Baths * Spacious & Immaculate * Updated

Pool & Spa * Covered Patio

Truly a delightful home inside and out – see it and fall in love!

Helping you find your home is our goal

Getting you through the process is our expertise!

Reechia & Keith Powell

Allen Texas Real Estate

Posted by: AT 03:47 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, September 02 2014

In our last article we showed you what $200,000 will buy in Plano and today we are going to focus on homes for sale in Allen, Texas.   

There are currently 10 homes for sale in Allen that are priced between $195,000 and $205,000, overall there are 62 homes for sale priced up to $250,000 in Allen.  

A beautiful two-story home in Allen, Texas with four spacious bedrooms and 2.1 baths.  Wood floors, spacious bedrooms and a large kitchen will tug at your heart strings.  Mature landscaping and a lovely backyard with a pool and room to entertain.   

For more information or to see this home yourself, contact us.   

Helping you buy your home is our goal,

Getting you through the process is our expertise!

Reechia & Keith Powell

Powell Realty Group

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