Kitchen Remodeling for Resale Value

Kitchen Remodeling for Resale Value

September 2, 2021

The kitchen is more than just a place to cook. It’s also a place to eat, gather and socialize with family and party guests. If your kitchen isn’t an enjoyable place for any of those things, perhaps it’s time to renovate your home kitchen. Kitchen remodels offer a great return on your investment, so it’s a great choice when your budget only allows one renovation at a time.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get the best kitchen remodel for your needs—there’s usually a “sweet spot” where you’ll maximize your ROI for the money spent. Don’t go overboard—as with all remodels, you should budget for the renovation that will get you the best return as well as the personal enjoyment you’re looking for.

Here’s how to remodel your kitchen to increase resale value:

  • Cabinetry: How are your cabinets faring these days? If they’re the same ones that came installed with your 1980s home, it’s time for an upgrade. To save money, you can repaint, re-stain, replace the hardware or simply replace the doors. You’ll be amazed at how a simple cabinet overhaul can transform your kitchen space.
  • Paint: Kitchen paint can get dingy fast, especially if you like to cook. A fresh coat of paint in a popular color will ensure future buyers can see themselves living and cooking there, too.
  • New countertops: Unless you have pristine stone countertops, chances are that yours could use an upgrade. Quartz countertops are particularly popular thanks to their natural beauty and durability. Ditch the tile and laminate for this classic choice.
  • Fixtures and appliances: Another great way to modernize your kitchen is by adding new fixtures and appliances. Try a motion-sensing sink faucet (great for when you’re working with raw meat and need to wash your hands), new stove, double ovens, refrigerators and dishwasher to round out the upgrades. Make sure to get energy-saving, high-quality models. Stainless steel is often a very popular choice.
  • Backsplash: Whether you lack a backsplash or want to upgrade the one you already have, this is an attractive and simple renovation. It adds lots of color, texture and dimension to your stovetop, making it a focal point of the design. Your kitchen will immediately seem more “pulled together.”
  • A better layout: Some homes have poorly designed kitchens, which makes cooking and cleaning up a bigger hassle than it should be. If you find yourself spending more time running between the sink, fridge, prep area and stove than you’d prefer, it’s time to consider redoing the layout. Ask your kitchen renovation designer for their best tips.
  • Storage: Finally, remember to include more storage! Whether you want to stash your instant pot when it’s not in use or you have a giant glassware collection, most homeowners can use all the storage they can get.

These easy kitchen renovations will help increase your home’s resale value—whether you plan to sell now or in the future. Call Green View Building & Design Company, Inc. today to get started.

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