Kitchen Decoration

Columbus Homeowners Turn to Kitchen Upgrades as Home Prices Stay High

Real estate prices continue to soar in Central Ohio, resulting in more renovations and home upgrades. Here, three Central Ohio families gain new perspective on what their kitchens mean in terms of their daily lives. From the rustic to the innovative, kitchen styles are evolving.

A More Usable Space

Andy and Lindsey Carr relocated to New Albany from Connecticut three years ago. The home they sold before moving to Central Ohio had been extensively renovated by its previous owners. The kitchen was a favorite room and great for entertaining, so they knew they wanted to recreate a similar space in their local home, which was built in 1996.

The couple started meeting with builders. Hale Construction Company, a design-build firm, was recommended by their real estate agent. “They put together every number to the penny before we signed anything,” says Lindsey, adding that the cost transparency from the start was helpful before starting such a large project.