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Great Expectations

Today's home shoppers have surprisingly sophisticated tastes, thanks to the advent of home staging services, cable television design shows and DIY design software. Here are some buyer expectations of kitchens and bathrooms you may want to address before that first open house.

  • Lighting must have function and form.

    Under cabinet lighting in the kitchen or bathroom can combine chic styling with practical task lighting. Install two wall-mounted lights on either side of the vanity mirror to eliminate unflattering shadows.
  • Where water flows, a discerning eye goes.

    Home shoppers scrutinize active areas like the kitchen and bath for modern luxuries like massaging jets, oversized rain shower heads, self-retractable faucets, and eco-performance technology.
  • Ceramic tile and natural wood flooring score high.

    Ceramic tiles are stylish and can help reduce symptoms of dust allergies. More than 80 percent of buyers of existing homes consider wood flooring important because of its durability and scuff resistance.
  • Clean, bright, modern...especially in the bath.

    A simple, well-lit, updated bathroom design helps people feel rejuvenated. Energy-saving bathroom lighting, smart heaters and water-saving faucets controlled by electronic devices are crowd pleasers.
  • Granite isn’t the only countertop at the top.

    Quality countertops elevate kitchen design. Engineered stone quartz, timeless butcher block, upscale laminates and customizable concrete are attractive, affordable alternatives to granite counter tops.
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