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Upgrades for Your Chester County Home That Are Worth Every Penny

There are some home upgrades that will not only increase your Chester County home's value, but will also improve your quality of life while living in it. From a gourmet kitchen to a spa-like master bathroom, we've outlined some of the top home upgrades that our customers favor when they want to turn their homes into masterpieces. With a focus on beauty and design, quality of construction, and innovation, these home upgrades deliver every time:

Gourmet Kitchen

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Your kitchen is the heart of your home, but is it functional? Does it have all the features that can make cooking and entertaining a breeze? A gourmet kitchen upgrade can bring your Chester County home to the next level.

Island with Countertop Dining Space

The kitchen islands of a decade ago focused more on food prep space and less on countertop dining. Today's best kitchen islands provide room for both food preparation and dining. The secret to a multi-purpose kitchen island is a dual-level countertop with a lower level for food prep and an upper level for dining.

Add even more functionality with a second sink (also called a prep sink) for rinsing vegetables and holding overflow dishes. Do a lot of cooking? Consider installing a second cooktop on your island for those bigger meals.

Energy Efficient Appliances

Once you've replaced your old appliances with state of the art energy efficient appliances, you'll never go back. They now come in a wide variety of colors and finishes to perfectly match the style of your kitchen. Modern refrigerators hold more food than ever while keeping all of your food cold and fresh, while many modern dish washers use less water and run quieter than ever. Don't forget to treat yourself to an under the counter beverage center. It's the perfect accessory if you enjoy hosting large parties with many guests.

Cabinet Upgrade with Specialty Storage

Upgrade the storage space in your kitchen by adding custom cabinets to fit your cookware and small appliances. You can also add a new walk-in pantry for easy access to your canned goods and boxed food items. Explore unique storage options for your kitchen, including flat drawers for holding kitchen utensils, and a turn table cabinet for your many food storage containers.

Three Season Room

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Enjoy the beauty of your yard throughout the spring, summer, and fall from your new Three Season Room. These incredible spaces typically include floor-to-ceiling windows, a sliding glass door, or a sliding glass wall system to allow for lots of natural light and easy access to your backyard. Three Season Rooms are the perfect place to relax with a good book, catch up with friends, or take in some fresh outdoor air.

Outdoor Kitchen with Living Space

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You love your indoor kitchen - why not bring it outdoors? Turn your outdoor deck or patio into a place where you can cook for your loved ones, entertain large groups, and enjoy pleasant meals outside.

Food Prep Space

Install food prep space including countertops for chopping and mixing, a gas-fueled stovetop or grill for cooking, and an under the counter refrigerator for keeping cold food and beverages fresh. Talk to our team about expanding your rooftop or adding a covering over your food prep space to protect it during rainy weather days. 

covered dining Area

Enjoy dining alfresco by creating a covered dining area complete with a dining table and enough chairs for your family and guests. This space can serve as an expansion of your dining space when you're hosting parties and family gatherings. 

Living Space for Relaxing and Conversing

Create a covered living space that's set up for lounging and relaxing with your family and friends. You can add a hammock for those days when you want to take a nap in the fresh outdoor air or a swing where you can catch up with your loved ones. 

Luxury Master Bathroom Upgrade

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Create a luxury master bathroom with spa-like features including a jetted whirlpool tub, his and hers vanities, and a walk-in shower with multiple shower heads on the walls.

dual vanities 

One of the greatest luxuries that you can add in your master bathroom is dual vanities. You and your partner can finally have all of the space that you need for your collection of bath and beauty products. Never worry again about getting in their way when you've taken over the counter!

Walk-In Shower

Walk-in or curbless showers are more than just attractive and trendy, they're also perfect for aging in place. In fact, if aging in place is a priority for you, we can also install a shower surround with a bench seat for seated bathing. Additionally, if you're hoping to create an experience that is both therapeutic and luxurious, have multiple shower heads added to enhance your showering experience.

Custom Storage

Custom storage is your best bet for keeping your bathroom organized and attractive. They're designed to fit your lifestyle while still providing a high end storage option for your master bath. You'd be amazed how many cabinet options are available for bathrooms including locker style cabinets, open shelving, above toilet storage, and more.

radiant floor heat

With radiant floor heating, you can finally enjoy walking barefoot in your bathroom. This under-the-floor heating system conducts heat through your floor's surface rather than through the air. Even during the most brutal winter nights, you can ensure that your floors will be kept warm with this energy-efficient upgrade. 

Planning Your Upcoming Remodeling Experience?

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If you're looking to elevate the look and feel of your Chester County home with any of these upgrades, our dedicated and experienced team is here to help! Contact our team today to learn how we can transform your house into your ultimate dream home. 

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