Feb 17

A “Kitchen Mirage” Could Speed Costa Mesa Home Sales

When I see a feature with a title like X Ways to Make Your Kitchen Feel Bigger, I’m someone who’s unlikely to pass it up. Making any Costa Mesa kitchen feel bigger would be a definite plus for any Costa Mesa home sale. On the scale of honorable pursuits, it would be right there next to cleanliness.

Increasingly, today’s Costa Mesa homebuyers think of the kitchen as a (and possibly the) center of family entertaining—the center of gravity where everyone hangs out more than anywhere else. It’s true that if another room features a giant TV entertainment center, that might be serious competition for the family’s attention. But although it might be a place that will occupy goodly chunks of everyone’s time, it’s in the kitchen where family members wind up interacting the most and which gets the most scrutiny when it comes to a home sale.

There’s no debate that in today’s Costa Mesa market, a claustrophobic kitchen can retard an otherwise appealing home’s sale. Yet actually hiring an architect, contractor, pulling permits, etc. to physically expand a kitchen is a major undertaking that runs the risk of costing more than it returns. So finding ways to make your Costa Mesa kitchen feel bigger without blowing out walls and tearing up the property for months on end, well—that’s definitely worth looking into.

To cut to the chase, most of the Feel Bigger Ways aren’t magical: they turn out to be design ideas that maximize storage efficiency. To achieve positive Costa Mesa home sale results, the idea is to systematically substitute suffocating kitchen clutter with eye-pleasing open space.
One clear tactic is to make the most of any existing kitchen island. The space beneath is ideal for “smart” storage solutions. Googling smart storage yields 1,000,000+ results (not to mention the ads), comprising a ready-made resource for maxing out the cubic feet that are ready to use right there in the center of the kitchen.

On the opposing side of the “feel bigger” agenda is the suggestion to abandon one of Costa Mesa most popular design ideas of bygone eras: the overhead cupboard. In most layouts, those utilitarian storage solutions assail kitchen occupants’ sightlines exactly where it will do the most harm. When you remove those overheads, a whole lot of claustrophobia goes with them. Unfortunately, a good deal of storage space goes with them.

That brings up two other tried-and-true alternatives. First, placing shelving on unused wall space can solve some of the storage dilemma—most pleasingly, when it’s some variety of open shelving. Kitchen design publications are filled with examples of appealing open and glass-windowed shelving.

Second is what could be the most useful, least expensive, and easily adopted insight for making your Costa Mesa kitchen fell bigger: just get rid of excess kitchen stuff! It’s simple but true. Removing unused utensils, pots & pans and kitchenware can work miracles. For the gourmet-pleasing cooks who can’t get by without a lot of exotic cookery aids, the solution is an off-site storage solution in the garage or dedicated closet. The minor inconvenience will be worth it if a quicker home sale results—besides, the extra going back and forth is healthy exercise, right?

If you are planning to list your Costa Mesa home, a good place to start is with a no-obligation consultation about your home and today’s Costa Mesa real estate market. Call me!

Feb 02

The L3 Open House February 4th & 5th!

The L3 Orange County, CA Featured Open House for February 4th & 5th!

Saturday – February 4th, 2017

17230 Newhope St #309, Fountain Valley 1-4

1079 Cheyenne Street, Costa Mesa 1-4

Sunday – February 5th, 2017

1079 Cheyenne Street, Costa Mesa 1-3

The L3 / Weichman Realtors is a full service real estate agency located in the heart of #CostaMesa offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s Weichman’s mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. Weichman Realtors was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, Weichman Realtors has grown to a full staff of 20 serving over 300 clients a year.

Weichman Realtors is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has Weichman donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCosta Mesa

If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to Weichman Realtors and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact Weichman Realtors today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@weichmanrealtors.com

Jan 26

The L3 Open House January 28th and 29th!

The L3 Orange County, CA Featured Open House for January 28th and 29th!

Saturday – January 28th, 2017

17230 Newhope St #309, Fountain Valley 1-4

2106 Greenwood Ct, Fullerton 1-4

Sunday – January 29th, 2017

1079 Cheyenne Street, Costa Mesa 1-4

17230 Newhope St #309, Fountain Valley 1-4

2106 Greenwood Ct, Fullerton 1-4

The L3 / Weichman Realtors is a full service real estate agency located in the heart of #CostaMesa offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s Weichman’s mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. Weichman Realtors was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, Weichman Realtors has grown to a full staff of 20 serving over 300 clients a year.

Weichman Realtors is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has Weichman donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCosta Mesa

If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to Weichman Realtors and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact Weichman Realtors today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@weichmanrealtors.com

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