Soapstone countertops, like the ones in this kitchen by Jarrett Design, offer a soft look but can also look great in a sleek, modern space. Though pricier than some other countertop options, soapstone is environmentally friendly and durable, offering significant value.
For the full kitchen remodel of this 1940s south Minneapolis home, the homeowners removed a large wall radiator and replaced it with a toe kick heater, allowing them to capture the whole back wall for added cabinetry and countertop space. The design was created to maintain the historic value of the home.
Every homeowner dreams of having an impressive kitchen, and overhauling yours will give you a reliable bump in home value. Jan Goldman, owner of renovation and design firm Kitchen Elements, has some advice on where to spend your budget: splurge on great backsplash materials, beautiful hardwood floors and top-notch cooking equipment. “Do I love a wonderful built-in refrigerator? Yes, but cold is cold,” Goldman says. “If you can’t afford all the higher-end equipment, nothing beats well-designed, well-calibrated ovens and cook surfaces, whether it’s gas or induction.”
The terrace level of the Naturally home could be an in-law suite, but in Rebecca Cartwright's case, will be transformed into a rental unit. With its own entrance, kitchen, bath and living areas, adding these kinds of adaptable , self-contained spaces to homes is a new trend that can expand the use value of your home.
Every home should be so well equipped as to have additional storage for the kitchen, plus a landing spot for coats, bags and to drop off wet shoes. This area is just off of the kitchen and adjacent to the back door, therefore in the perfect position for the way this family functions. The two shelves flanking the cased opening conceal pocket doors that lead to the kids’ play area and powder room. While the spaces are beautifully organized I can’t help but be captivated by the stunning area rugs in both spaces. They are definitely adding artful value in this zone of the house.