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Remodeling? Check Out These Kitchen Trends

by The Hat Team

If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, your decisions may be influenced by how long you intend to stay in your home. Keeping up with trends can be very interesting and fun. They also are, well, trendy. If you’re going to stay in your home less than five years, here are some hot trends to consider implementing.


The popular design and remodeling website, Houzz, recently published the results of a survey of 7,812 new homeowners who were remodeling their kitchens within three months of buying. Of that group, nearly half were remodeling their kitchens. Here are their hottest items to consider…

1. Chef’s stoves: 32 percent considered professional-grade ranges as their dream appliance. Options such as a flat griddle or a cooktop to accommodate a searing pan or wok topped the list.

2. Eco-friendly features: Nearly half said, “Using eco-friendly appliances and materials in their kitchens are important.” However, Houzz contributors also observed that changes in our habits, rather than just buying the right appliances are important. They cited the use of cloth rather than paper towels, replacing plastic containers with glass, and using non-toxic cleaners are very important.

3. Granite and quartz countertops: 94% of the survey respondents said they were changing their counter-tops. Granite topped the list, followed by quartz. Granite is hard and provides a clean look. Granite also requires sealing and taking care not to put certain items on the surface. Quartz is gaining popularity because it is also very hard and durable and looks clean. Quartz tops are resistant to scratches and stains and do not need to be sealed. Click here for more detail.

4. Tile backsplashes: Tile was the top choice for backsplash accents. Houzz editor, Sheila Schmitz, observed, “A lot of people are using the backsplash as sort of the jewelry of the kitchen. That’s where they’ll put that splash of color.” Some respondents actually found the choice of backsplash design to be the toughest decision they had to make.

5. Floors: Hardwood floors topped the list of the most popular materials, with tile making a strong second showing. Wood floors are easier on the feet than tile and have a warmer look to them. There is no need to worry about wood floors getting wet with the many finishes and sealers available on the market.

Watch for Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends – Part 2 coming soon.

Courtesy of Montgomery AL Realtors Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

Midtown Montgomery Home For Sale: 1604 Gilmer Ave

by The Hat Team

Midtown Montgomery Home For Sale:

1604 Gilmer Ave, Montgomery AL 36104
MLS# 321195

You’ll Be Blown Away!

Zelda Didn't Sleep Here...but She Would Have if She Could Have! If you like Zelda, value drama and excitement, you'll fall head-over-heels for this incredible "new house in an old skin." Its story reads like a prize-winning novel, and its fabulous light and amazing spaces will sweep you off your feet! A professional designer spared no expense to create a home in the Garden District of Midtown that can be yours trouble-free for decades. There is a 3-room master suite plus guest bedroom and bath on first floor; 3 more bedrooms and 2 baths up plus den and playroom. Renovation just completed and every surface sparkles! You're bound to be the envy of your friends when they attend parties that are sure to make the news. Guest house and 4-car garage, too, so see it today!

Marketed by Montgomery AL Real Estate Experts Sandra Nickel Hat Team.


Midtown Montgomery Home For Sale: 3521 Edgefield Road

by The Hat Team

Midtown Montgomery Home For Sale:

3521 Edgefield Road, Montgomery AL 36111
MLS# 321082

One Of the Nicest Homes In Midtown!

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Impeccable property owned by the same meticulous owner for 37 years!! Great central location in Midtown Montgomery close to everything from shopping to parks and entertainment. Look at all the cheaper and more expensive competitors then see this home. It will be by far the nicest one on the market for the money!! This seller downsizing is your opportunity to own one of, if not the nicest homes on the market for the price!! Please give us or your favorite agent a call to see this great spotless home today!

Marketed by Montgomery Realtors Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

Midtown Montgomery Real Estate Market Trends - August 2015

by The Hat Team

August 2015 Midtown Montgomery Real Estate Market Update

Midtown Montgomery real estate sales statistics for August 2015, show the number of homes sold increased 19.35% The average sales price increased by 10.10% to $155,282 for the month. The median sales price increased 15.35% to $124,000, and market times decreased by 27 days.  The highest selling price decreased by 4.82% from August  2014.

Midtown Montgomery  August 2015   August 2014
Homes Sold 37 31
Average Selling Price $155,282 $141,040
Median Selling Price $124,000 $107,500
Days On The Market 134 161
Highest Selling Price $790,000 $830,000
Lowest Selling Price $7,130 $11,000

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Information is provided by the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors and is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

Midtown Montgomery Home For Sale: 1111 Laurel Lane

by The Hat Team

Midtown Montgomery Home For Sale:

1111 Laurel Lane, Montgomery AL 36106
MLS# 321054

Edgewood Cottage Oozing Charm and Character!

This Edgewood cottage simply oozes charm and character! Semi-private brick courtyard at side entrance makes a great outdoor living area, and the screened porch has custom canvas panels that turn it into an "indoor" room during colder months. Unique hidden flat-screen TV drops down from ceiling of screened porch, making it the perfect "game day" location! Open floorplan has spacious rooms, updated kitchen, plus formal and informal dining spaces. Cool den/gathering room has wall of windows overlooking private back yard. And, for future expansion, there is approximately 800 square feet of open area upstairs to finish out an additional master suite (plans have already been drawn and are available to next owner.) This exclusive address in Midtown Montgomery is hard to come by, and will not last long!

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtors Sandra Nickel HatTeam!


Montgomery AL Home For Sale: 5635 Ash Grove Court

by The Hat Team

Montgomery AL Home For Sale:

5635 Ash Grove Court, Montgomery AL 36116
MLS# 320928

Lovely and Spacious Garden Home!

No need to trash your treasured possessions when you move to this spacious garden home in scenic, secure Grove Park! Nearly 1,900 square feet including 3 bedrooms and a 2-car garage offer all the space you need. And an entry gate closed sunset to sunrise assures your security. The club room and many activities provide lots of chances to enjoy the company of others. And when you just want to be alone, nature walks and a lovely park beckon. Lawn care provided for one monthly fee too, so call today!

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtors Sandra Nickel Hat Team.


Montgomery AL Home For Sale: 6901 Short Line Circle

by The Hat Team

Montgomery AL Home For Sale:

6901 Short Line Circle, Montgomery AL 36116
MLS# 32094

You’ll Fall In Love With This Home’s Tasteful Flair!

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Come fall in love with this TOTALLY custom home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Bell Station. Professionally decorated by owner/designer, spaces range from elegant to comfortable, all with a tasteful flair! Volume ceilings make it feel like much larger spaces, and unique touches like built-ins, wet bar, and double sided fireplace give the feeling of a much more expensive home. AND, if you have always wanted a grand master suite, this one just might fit the bill. With TWO large walk-in closets, spacious bath with split vanities, garden tub, separate shower, and private WC. Covered parking and great covered rear patio.

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtors Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

Montgomery AL Home For Sale: 3030 Lansdowne Drive

by The Hat Team

Montgomery AL Home For Sale:

3030 Lansdowne Drive, Montgomery AL 36111

MLS# 320960

Updated and Conveniently Located!

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Nicely updated family home in Brentwood is ready to move into. Formal living/dining combo, plus large den with cozy fireplace means plenty of living space. And, the bonus room off the master works great for home office, nursery, workout room, or craft room. Covered parking and fenced yard great for pets or children. And, convenient to grocery shopping, dining, and the Midtown and downtown areas!

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtors Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

Montgomery AL Home For Sale: 3258 Southmont Dr

by The Hat Team

Montgomery AL Home For Sale:

3258 Southmont Dr, Montgomery AL 36105
MLS# 320880

Absolutely Adorable Make-Over!

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Absolutely adorable South Hull District home has had a complete makeover and is ready for a new owner. For cooking and entertaining, you will love the newly installed "Dutch-inspired" kitchen with plenty of space for guests. Relax in the cozy sunroom/bonus room off the breakfast nook, or on the cool screened front porch. Dining room has great architectural details such as French doors and built-in corner china cabinets. And, check out the retro-cool built-ins in the living room, perfect for displaying books or collectibles. And, you won’t have to fuss with details like NEW appliances, NEW central heating and air, NEW windows (energy efficient!) and added attic insulation. Great landscaping out back with beds and gardens all contained in fence, great for pets! Above ground pool can remain for your enjoyment, or sellers will remove.

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtors Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

Montgomery AL Real Estate For Sale: 8452 Water Oak Ct

by The Hat Team

Montgomery AL Real Estate For Sale:

8452 Water Oak Ct, Montgomery AL 36117
MLS# 320882

Pristine Patio Home In Great Location!

8452 water oak ct
Pristine patio home in a great location! Absolutely move-in ready, with split floor plan, trey ceiling in living room and updated hall bath. Walk-in closets in each bedroom, like new carpet and tiled kitchen floor. Nice backyard with privacy fence. Close to shopping, restaurants, AUM and I-85. Check it out today!

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtors Sandra Nickel Hat Team!


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