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Super-Size Me!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015   /   by Extreme Home Selling Team

Super-Size Me!

SUPER-SIZE ME! That's a familiar cry at McDonalds where you can bump up the size of the sides for a few cents more, but it's becoming the cry of new home buyers and remodelers as they begin taking a hard look at the "Open Floor Plan" phenomenon that has swept the country since the 80s and still is wildly popular for many people.

Great Room EffectTake for example the Great Room Effect which has, for all intents and purposes, removed the Formal Living and Dining Rooms from the average floor plan during the last three decades! Master Suites have been "Super-Sized" to accommodate Owners who work hard to achieve their material success. Outdoor Spaces have become complete Entertainment Meccas to include Pool/Spas with Infinity Edge, Waterfalls or Grotto features; Summer Kitchens, Seating for unlimited numbers, and Sports Courts!

One of the areas that is beginning to see an interesting reverse twist is the Kitchen/Great Room space. With the Kitchen now open to the Main Living Area, most residents find that they need to maintain to a much higher degree, a clean and orderly space due to its greater visibility! There's no room to hide nor door to close to prying eyes! Pantries had been downsized to give way to more cabinets which are now being downsized to prevent view obstruction, but there is still a need for storage space.

Super PantrySuper Pantries are seeing an increase in requests, dare I say demands, to be added and their utilization is varied to accommodate the Great Room's adaptation of multi-purpose functionality also. Super Pantries are being used as Dry Food Storage; Coffee Bar; Wine Storage; Appliance Storage & Operation; Over-Sized Pots/Pans/Dishware Storage; Food Prep Space; Laptop & Desk; and Garage access for Transfer Ease. It's much less expensive to add new shelving to the Pantry in any configuration one desires than it is to install new cabinetry! The basic shelving system can be installed to accommodate Floor-to-Ceiling Storage in various sizes with drawers, doors, baskets and hooks inserted for maximum utility. Set a 4' Step Ladder inside and you will be able to reach anything on any shelf!

If you are looking for a home where you can Super-Size a space, put the Seasoned Experts to work for you from the Extreme Home Selling Team! We'll help you find the right property to get started!

ROBERT "CHIP" DEACON, Broker-Associate
941-584-8400, 9000
Jeff Kaplan, Customer Care Team
Shari Shepard, Team Admin
Laura Dobrin, Realtor - Buyer's Agent

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