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Maximizing Your Kitchen Space: Tips from Chuck Mangold

Between the Studs storage

For many, the kitchen serves as the heart of the house, operating as the central hub where families gather, where entertaining takes place, and where meals (and memories) are made. For home buyers, it’s common for the kitchen to be a major selling point, which is why sellers would be wise to dedicate time and/or money to sprucing up the kitchen to attract the right buyer. Either way, there are several easy and affordable ways that you can improve the value of your kitchen, including maximizing your small space with built in wall cabinets.

A viable option for maximizing storage space in the kitchen is to have built-in wall cabinets added, particularly if you have a small kitchen space that you have already maxed out. Wall cabinets can vary in size, functioning as a broom closet, extra pantry, or storage space for all of those miscellaneous items that pop up. For the handy homeowner, they are relatively easy to install; and for the anti-DIYers, it’s an easy project for a professional to complete. The result is more storage space that doesn’t intrude upon the space you already have. Adding holding mounts or door mount organizers can further enhance the cabinet space.

There are a few key points to keep in mind, first and foremost that the cabinet will need to fit between the studs in your walls, which typically measures 14.5 inches wide and 3.5 and 4.25 inches deep. Second, you’ll want to investigate and consider what electrical wiring, air ducts, insulation, or plumbing is currently in the wall space. Finally, the wall must be an interior wall, as exterior walls are built to insulate.

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Interested in learning more tricks and tips for selling your home? How about key factors to consider when purchasing a home? We’ve got answers for you, and with 15 years in the real estate, Chuck Mangold is the name you can count on. Contact our team today to learn more!