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6 Kitchen Upgrades to Make Right Now to Increase Value & Comfort

According to, when put to a vote the Kitchen is the most popular room in the house.

While that may be surprising to some, the fact of the matter is, whether you’re a gourmet chef or a microwave meal kind of person, most people spend a significant part of their time at home in the kitchen cooking and eating meals. Not to mention, when friends or family come over, a majority of the time is spent fellowshipping around the dinner table.

Furthermore, according to real estate experts, since the kitchen is the most popular room in the house, it is also the first location homeowners looking to increase the value of their home should upgrade.

Keep reading to learn the 6 kitchen upgrades you need to make right now to increase the value and enhance the comfort of the most popular room in your house.


Since most appliances won’t last as long as the kitchen itself, an appliance upgrade should be made primarily on personal preferences. It is worth noting that as far as resale value goes, mid to high end appliances certainly provide better resale value. HGTV recommends investing in energy efficient, stainless steel appliances since that is the most popular choice and what homebuyers look for.

The Island

“You know what would be nice? Less counter space,” said no one ever. A kitchen island is one upgrade you won’t regret. Not only does it add style to your kitchen, it provides more counter space for cooking and eating while built in island cabinets will provide more storage space for kitchenware.


Depending on the amount of DIY work you want to do, upgrading your kitchen cabinets can be a relatively cheap option that pays dividends in looks and style. Simply refinish the cabinets in a new paint or stain then add nice hardware. Take it one step further and add racks or a lazy susan for easy cabinet storage options.

Opt for Granite

Granite countertops are another universal kitchen upgrade most homebuyers are looking for. While it can be on the pricey side, granite countertops easily add elegance to your kitchen.


Just like bad lighting can ruin a photo, poor lighting can greatly inhibit an otherwise well-designed kitchen. There are plenty of options for lighting from can lighting to classy hanging light fixtures. Another low-cost upgrade is under cabinet task lighting. This easy-to-add upgrade makes squinting to read recipes a thing of the past.

Install a SmartCells Anti-Fatigue Solution

After all the money you spend upgrading your kitchen, you will undoubtedly want to spend more time in it. Investing in a SmartCells anti-fatigue solution is a great way to maintain a classy aesthetic while also enhancing the comfort of your kitchen.

SmartCells anti-fatigue mats and runners are available in a variety of pre-determined sizes, colors, and surface options allowing them to seamlessly blend with any kitchen style. 

We also offer a completely customized SmartCells anti-fatigue flooring option which can be used as a standalone solution or as an underlayment below an approved floor covering such as laminate flooring. 

The optimized design of SmartCells anti-fatigue solutions offer a stable surface over cylindrical cells which become softer under impact and resist bottoming out, this creates the perfect balance for maximum comfort while standing in a kitchen.

In addition to the unique cushioning technology, thanks to their rubber-based construction, SmartCells products will not absorb liquid and are easy to clean.

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