Today’s modern homes are built for comfort and convenience. Homeowners are busier than ever and are willing to buy the latest gadgets to create shortcuts and ease.
Does it make financial sense to spend more than $150,000 on a lavish, 1,100-square-foot outdoor kitchen and living room?
For Keith and Liz McLaughlin it did when a “perfect storm” of factors converged: The couple and their three sons needed more space for entertaining; they decided they would be living in the house at least until their youngest, now 11, graduates from high school; and the rising value of their Thousand Oaks home generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in equity.
Trending features incorporated in this remodel:
Open Space- Large Pantries-Farm House and Single Sinks -Deep Cabinet Drawers-Over Sized Light Fixtures -Stainless Steel Appliances w Colorful Knobs-Easy Maintenance Surfaces-Built in Seating Benches-Two Toned Cabinetry-Smart Home Technology-Large Format Floor Tile
Before the remodel, this kitchen was out dated, closed off, lacked sufficient storage space and needed a smarter layout.
Virginia Dudasik completely agrees with the above sentiment and therefore hosted a Christmas Open House in her freshly remodeled kitchen. Virginia is a designer, a member of the Conejo Association of Professional Interior Designers (CAPID) of which I am also a member, and she is our project photographer.