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Create Meals and Memories in Your Kitchen with These 6 Design Ideas

We all know that the kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s where we cook our best (and worst) meals, savor our favorite sips, make our biggest messes, and laugh with family and friends. Kitchen features and characteristics vary not only by the style and year in which the home was built, but also by the personal preferences of the previous homeowners.

An updated kitchen is one of the most sought-after features of any home on the market. While a great kitchen is a “must-have” for most homebuyers, some find themselves settling on a property that checks the majority of their wish list boxes with plans of renovating the kitchen to their liking at a later date.

In a recent interview, Ashley West, Designer and Product Specialist of B&T Kitchen & Baths, said, “Kitchens are trending away from cool grays to much warmer, earthy wood tones. We’re not just doing white kitchens anymore!” She also is seeing a big trend with polished golds and brass finishes quickly coming back into style. The pandemic has not only affected how homebuyers and sellers approach their new homeownership journey, but also those in the market for a remodel. “The Coronavirus has altered how we design kitchens. We are adding more options for a bar or prep sink in the island as an extra place for people to wash their hands without getting in the cook’s way”, said West. When trying to determine the cost of a potential kitchen remodel, West suggests calculating 10% of the home’s value as an estimation for a full kitchen redesign.

Whether you are looking for crisp white cabinetry, farmhouse finishes, or a more traditional dark cherry wood grain, there is a kitchen that fits every style. We have searched REIN.com to find a few kitchens with unique and standout features – in several areas of our region and in various price points. Start making your wish list now!

Saw Pen Point, Virginia Beach

This kitchen is huge – and you’re going to love it! With top of the line Viking appliances, Sub Zero refrigerator, and a huge island with a vegetable sink that allows you to interact with your guests while entertaining, your guests may never leave.

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Park View, Portsmouth

Who doesn’t want an entire wall of beautiful cabinetry?! This Portsmouth home spared no expense when capturing the historic and traditional characteristics of the Park View neighborhood. A formal dining room featuring a balcony view adjoins the bright and open gourmet kitchen fit for a chef’s dream!

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The Riverfront, Suffolk

This kitchen adds warmth and modern essentials making the pickiest chefs green with envy! A custom crafted European walnut island is the heart of this dream kitchen. Don’t miss the wine fridge too!

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Pungo, Virginia Beach

If you are looking for a mix of tile and brick, two-tone cabinetry, and modern and traditional – look no further! With a Café 48″ dual-fuel professional range with 6 burners and a griddle (natural gas), you may never want go out for brunch again. French-door stainless steel refrigerator, Energy Star Butler’s pantry with wine cooler… and that tile – wow!

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Westin Residences, Virginia Beach

Anyone want to live on the 35th floor with city to bay views? This penthouse’s magnificent kitchen creates an impressive living space both private and an entertainer’s dream! Enjoy the Brazilian Marinace kitchen countertops, designer lighting, custom cabinetry and chef’s appliances.

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Edinburgh, Chesapeake

A newer trend in the last few years incorporates more than one style or color of cabinetry – therefore, we are crazy about these handmade two-tone cabinets! This kitchen also offers an island with zinc top and built-in refrigerated drawers, 2 Sub Zero refrigerators, 2 dishwashers and a large Wolfe cook top with commercial hood. If that’s not enough, this home has its own outside covered kitchen outside and a wine room not far from the bedroom wing!

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If you are ready to start making memories in a new kitchen, it is best to team up with a local agent who is knowledgeable about the homes in the Hampton Roads region. For a private tour of any of these properties, be sure to request more information by reaching out to the agent directly. If you need buyer representation, connect with one of REIN’s 8,000 agents to help you find the kitchen of your dreams. Not sure what you can afford? Check out the mortgage calculator to help estimate possible monthly payments. For local listings you can trust, start with REIN.com.

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