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Kitchen Upgrades Buyers Can't Resist

In most Canadian homes, the kitchen is a place where the action happens. From lavish, lingering dinner parties to quiet mornings with a freshly-ground espresso in-hand, it’s a place where people spend a significant amount of their home life. If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, consider some of these elements to make your space irresistible to the upscale buyer.

High-End Appliances
If you swap out only one thing in your next renovation, make it the appliances. After all, they get daily use and many buyers love the idea of being able to cook and prepare food with appliances that not only inspire culinary greatness, but allow them to entertain in a sleek, upscale setting. Lines like Jenn-Air, Miele, Viking and Wolf are great for introducing that luxury kitchen element.

Waterfall Countertops
A waterfall countertop is characterized by the way it runs vertically down the sides of an island or cabinet instead of stopping at the edge. It gives fixtures a natural flow and is a great way to give a striking marble countertop more impact. It’s almost like a piece of art.

Upscale Hardware
Drawer pulls or cabinet knobs are a deceptively simple way of giving a kitchen a high-end touch, if you pick the right materials. Sleek, oversized pulls in a gold or chrome finish can really make an impact, as can cabinet knobs with ornate designs.

Extra Tall Cabinetry
If you have the space, installing upper cabinets that reach all the way to your ceiling is a dramatic way to open up the room. Not only do they give extra and more functional storage, but they draw the eye upward, making your ceilings seem higher and the kitchen airier.

Oversized, Undermount Sink
Even the pickiest buyer will likely spend at least some time using their sink. Instead of the traditional two-basin sink, try a single basin sink that’s extra wide and extra deep. The spaciousness amps up the luxury vibe while still being utilitarian.