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What Are North Dallas Homebuyers Looking For?

By Chad Hatfield
President, Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders

At Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders, remodeling is our bread and butter. The projects we do are only limited by the ambitions and budgets of our clients. We’re at the ready to help turn your daydream into a blueprint and a “to do” item into a checkmark.

So where to begin? Here are a few big questions to consider before beginning your next remodeling project:

  • How high is the quality of life you want to live in your home today versus someday?
  • How long do you plan to stay in your current home?
  • How will the remodeling project affect your home’s resale value?

Only you can answer the first two questions. For the third, I asked an expert, Demi Gandomkar, Realtor® at THE WALLER GROUP in Dallas. She knows what lights up a buyer’s eyes when they step into an Open House.

Chad: Naturally, ‘Location is Everything’, but what happens if you can’t find your dream house in the dream neighborhood?

Demi: If you can’t find the perfect home in the perfect zip code, transform a solid house into the home you’ve always wanted. When thinking about what to upgrade and when, I suggest starting with the kitchen, master bath and backyard.

Chad: What are some of the most popular Kitchen Remodeling Trends in North Dallas, Plano and Richardson?

Demi: The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home, so a beautifully updated one will sell in a flash! I personally love a big, spacious, open-concept kitchen with an island. Beyond the island, consider these options when remodeling your kitchen:


Posted on: June 18, 2014

Built-in Refrigeration

If you’re building or remodeling, on-trend built-in refrigeration is chic, tasteful and works with any kitchen style. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an unattractive built-in, Sub-Zero or Viking fridge! Go with bold stainless steel to match your appliances, or a custom door that matches your cabinets and hides the fridge in plain sight.


Bold countertops complement the cabinetry and tie the kitchen together. Classic granite is always a great investment, but I’m starting to see buyers going with quartz and exotic wood countertops that match their cabinet veneers.

Farm Sinks

Personally, I’m obsessed with farm sinks. There’s something about a super updated kitchen with efficient, modern and upgraded appliances, offset with the rustic charm of a gorgeous farm sink to make the kitchen feel like home.

What Bath Remodeling Trends are you seeing in North Dallas homes?

The master bath is another area of the home that is either a deal breaker or a wow point for clients.

Double Sinks

Double sinks are essential parts of a true master bath, but if you really want to step up in luxury, go for separate vanity areas.

Separate Shower & Tub

Frameless showers are a hot trend now, as well as freestanding soaking tubs. Savvy buyers look for clean, sleek and modern lines, so cabinetry, tile and grout color all play key roles in tying the room together.

We’re seeing a lot of beautiful outdoor kitchens these days. How does outdoor space affect the value and enjoyment of a property?

Outdoor kitchens are incredibly popular. When the weather is delightful, we want to unwind, have fun and entertain outdoors. Combined with a covered private patio, outdoor kitchens can dramatically increase the living space of your home. Built-in gas grills with plenty of counter space usually have my buyers planning their future BBQ’s and parties.

Outdoor Fireplaces

Outdoor fireplaces are a big draw too, allowing homeowners to entertain almost year-round. Dallas sees plenty of mild days in between winter snowstorms, so it’s nice to fire up the outdoor grill and gather with friends and family around a beautiful centerpiece.

Thanks Demi. A reminder to our readers, if you’re buying or selling a home in North Dallas, Plano or Richardson, Demi is a great Realtor to work with. Now if you want to turn your old home into one that feels like new, Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders can help you make it happen. Our summer is filling up, so now is the time to plan your remodel. Schedule your appointment today.


Our client found a home with the perfect water view; if only they could see it from the kitchen where they loved to entertain! The wall between the kitchen and the den needed to go, but the brick fireplace needed to stay. Calling Team Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano)!

We opened up the space to create a beautiful dining and entertainment hub for family and friends.

Dallas Home Makeover a

Dallas Home Makeover b

Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders tore out the existing kitchen, tore down the wall between the kitchen and den and removed the room’s unwelcoming dark paneling. Next, we preserved the location and functionality of the original chimney, since it also acts as a critical support structure for the home.

Dallas Home Makeover c

We installed an exotic Fumo di Londra granite kitchen island with ample storage, a deep stainless steel sink and a sweeping gooseneck faucet that’s ideal for produce, dishes and food prep. A whisper-quiet Thermador dishwasher is tucked next to the sink for easy access from all points in the kitchen. Three bar stools provide the perfect place for friends to gather and kids to do homework.

Dallas Home Makeover d

A chef’s kitchen was created along the back wall, featuring a professional grade 48-inch Thermador gas range, a built-in Thermador MicroDrawer and a beverage center by U-line. The existing counter-depth refrigeration was in great condition so we built the room around it.

Dallas Home Makeover e

The fireplace was given a slender makeover; we replaced the original brick with limestone tile to create an elegant and modern look. We hung an HD television on the fireplace wall like a work of art, neatly hiding all cables behind the stone.

Dallas Home Makeover f

The full hall bathroom was gutted and outfitted with the same countertops as seen in the kitchen.

Dallas Home Makeover g

The spa quality bathroom shower houses multiple massage sprayers and a beautiful tiled shower bench.

Dallas Home Makeover h

Now the client has what they wanted: a great place to entertain their friends and family or just enjoy a glass of wine and a great view together. This beautiful North Dallas kitchen is one of a kind — we thank our clients for remodeling with Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders and allowing us this opportunity to create a dream space.

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    Initial Meetings
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    Space Measurement
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    Project Selection Meeting
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    Design Package Review
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    Initial Budget Review
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    Selection Finalization
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    Construction Agreement & Deposit
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    Pre-Construction Hand-Off Meeting
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    Start of Construction