As Needham kitchen designers, we make sure to stay well acquainted with the interesting trends in kitchen design. Sometimes these trends are destined to only be popular for a little while – the all white kitchen is a prime example – while other trends have staying power because they actually make life better for the people who live in the home.
Case in point: the beverage station. Dedicating some kitchen space to a coffee counter, smoothie station, or wine bar doesn’t take much in terms of square footage – think of a little alcove or nook – but can significantly improve the kitchen workflow. This is especially true during the frantic morning hours when everyone’s trying to get ready for work and school.
Beverage stations can range from very simple – just a countertop with space for the necessary appliances – to more robust features that include plumbing and refrigeration. In our experience as Needham kitchen designers, we’ve found that investing a little more into beverage stations really pays off in terms of day to day functionality and improved kitchen workflow. For example, the smoothie station that has both a dedicated sink and refrigeration unit has all the elements the kids need to make themselves a healthy snack and clean up after themselves efficiently.
Will adding a beverage station to the kitchen increase the resale value of my home?
Kitchen upgrades are the most popular type of home improvement because they have such an immediate and direct impact on the resale value of the home. Because beverage stations are the type of kitchen upgrade that can be appreciated by almost everyone – 63% of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee each day, most typically in the morning – they represent one way you can boost your home’s resale value.
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