Working Kitchens Catch the Eye of Aspiring Chefs

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential Tropical Realty

          It’s astonishing how many people believe they are the next Mario Batali and have taken to the kitchen in a serious way.

          Ratings for cooking shows are at an all-time high as viewers are enamored gourmet kitchen land o lakeswith the idea of being culinary masters. Home sellers are upgrading to professional-style kitchens to capitalize on the craze, and their investments are paying off in more potential buyers and attractive returns when their homes sell.

          One of the easiest steps appealing to today’s tastes is adding stainless steel appliances and sinks, as sleek stainless resists scratches and is easy to maintain. Cast iron is another attractive choice for sinks, as they add color and are large enough for the pots and pans most chefs require. Still another popular amenity for the kitchen is pot filler, which serve as extendible faucets and can be installed next to your stovetop or prep sink for easy water access.

gourmet kitchen land o lakesGranite and quartz countertops are among the favorites of home chefs, who require proper working space and cool surfaces for rolling out dough. The surfaces attractive, durable and popular. Consider adding moveable cutting boards, rinsing baskets and various trays. These features are not too expensive and will help open the eyes of potential buyers.

          Take advantage of the gourmet explosion with kitchen upgrades that appeal to the home chef. Your effort and investment may yield some tasty results.

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Wayne Jackson
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Thanks for the post rose. Showing homes with resturant style kitchens is what I love about real Estate.

March 05, 2012 10:05 PM
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Bob Miller
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Hi Rose, very nice post.  And I agree, I just sold a house with a very small backyard, but the buyers loved the kitchen.

March 06, 2012 02:44 AM
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Sylvie Stuart
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The kitchen is a big selling point for a lot of prospective home buyers, an upgraded kitchen can sell a home!

March 06, 2012 05:36 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
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I think Kitchen are only going to be more and more important to a home.  People are nesting, it is a family place, staying home saves money.  

March 06, 2012 08:58 PM
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Everyone loves a nice upgraded kitchen, and everyone is a Mario Batali in their own mind ;-)

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