How important is a kitchen?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think it is very important. But, are you planning on keeping the house for awhile or planning on selling it in a few years? If you can live with it, happily, and are planning on keeping it then don’t worry. And, offer a little bit under and put the extra money into savings to expand. A beautiful kitchen is a big selling point.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

to me, it is pretty important! we went with a home that had a medium sized, functional kitchen, with lots of cabinet space. 

but it’s always hard finding a place with all of your wants and needs. if the home has other features that are more important to you, then you might be able to deal with the smaller kitchen. just make sure to think about the functionality of it for you. 

Post # 6
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7098 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The kitchen can make or break a house for me. Even if you don’t use a kitchen much, if you ever decide to sell without making any improvements it may hurt your resale.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

How much do you cook and entertain? We went with a house that has a small kitchen and no dining room- just enough space to fit a 4 person table. However, it does have a huge backyard with a 2 level deck/patio and a larger living room. We entertain in the summer and in the winter we will go out with people or go to their houses. For us it was totally worth it because of the location, price, and the rest of the features. However it did take us a while to come to that conclusion- we put the house on the backburner and continued to look at other properties, but nothing else compared!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@FoxyBride14:  I think it really depends.  Do you or your FI really like to cook/bake?  Do you like to entertain, have dinner parties?

For me, the kitchen was a top priority when looking for a house.  We’ve been living in a small apartment for 3 years with no dishwasher and literally about 3 feet of counter space.  I like to cook, but I hate my kitchen so I don’t cook as often as I’d like to because it’s such a pain.  We also like to entertain and I love to cook huge meals, which is something we literally can’t do in our small kitchen.

I can’t wait to close on our new home! 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You’ll want a bigger kitchen one day.  It’s the heart of the home – where people gather.  When we have visitors everyone ends up in our kitchen!!  LOL!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@FoxyBride14:  Hmm then I guess I’m a bit torn. On the one hand, I’d say pass and look elsewhere since a few years (until you can expand) is a long time to wait and hate your kitchen! On the other hand, if you are planning to stay and expand in a few years, you could plan out your perfect kitchen and if you like the rest of the house…

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@FoxyBride14:  I think I would rather hold out and try to find something you love as it is! Unless of course you can afford to do the kitchen remodel right away! I’d just be worried about getting in the house, hating the kitchen, and then having to wait years to make it how you like.

I’m sure there is something out there for you! Good Luck! 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@FoxyBride14:  Haha! My FI and I are in the middle of redoing our kitchen. We are in a home that we won’t stay in forever but the kitchen was hideous and we are hoping that we will make quite an improvement with what we are putting in and improve the resale value. If the kitchen is important to you and you don’t want to make improvements then pass. If you love the rest of the house and the kitchen is the only issue then start saving and planning out your kitchen! It’s actually fun to plan out what you want and super luxurious to get a brand new kitchen. 

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