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5 New Trends in Kitchen Design


When Ferguson Kitchen, Bath, and Lighting Gallery recently surveyed homeowners on which room they wished to redesign, 47% replied “the kitchen.  Here’s what’s in and what’s out when it comes to kitchen design.



In: Wood counters and floors

Out:  Cool gray cabinets and white counters



In:  Hide the hood behind a false cabinet front to emphasize the backsplash

Out: Ostentatious hoods



In:  Portable tables

Out: Islands with two levels and eating space that cut food prep space in half



In: Glass-fronted storage

Out: Open shelving where contents can get greasy



In: Stove tops and separate ovens installed elsewhere

Out: Standard range that disrupts visual continuity

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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