Correcting a Major Flaw

Homeowners often love their neighborhoods, but face flaws in their homes, which makes them consider moving.

According to a past survey, 18% of respondents said that their home's biggest flaw was an undersized kitchen. This complaint is understandable because kitchens did not attain their present status as the “hub of the home,” until the 1980s.

Homes built before that time often have cramped, closed-off cooking areas that lack sufficient storage space and working room. Those facing a move-or-improve dilemma of this sort may want to explore the option of enlarging and renovating their kitchens before selling their homes. Removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room is a common solution.

A small kitchen doesn’t mean you have to spend the night bumping into other family members while you cook dinner, or cramming yet another utensil into an already overstuffed drawer. With careful space planning and a creative approach to storage, you can transform a small cluttered kitchen into a model of efficiency, organization, and style.

Create your dream kitchen or bathroom with the professionals at Quality Home Center.

Tip: Kitchen renovations that call for replacing breakfast tables and chairs with kitchen islands that incorporate dining counters help put available space to better use.

Quality Home Center is located at 1249 Route 9 S. in Cape May Court House. They're open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover. For more information, call (609) 465-5029 or visit www.qualityhomectr.com.