How To Remodel Your Kitchen To Boost Your Home’s Value
You may have heard this before, but it’s the kitchen that sells a house. Especially for families, or people who like to entertain, the kitchen is the heart of the home, the social hub of the house, and the place where the culinary magic happens.
If you’re planning on selling your home in the near future, this is the room where you want to invest the most money into upgrading. There are many things you can add or replace here to bring it into 2021, no matter what your budget is.
Whether it’s smart appliances, custom cabinets, more storage, or new countertops, your latest kitchen remodel can attract buyers and add significant value to your property.
Replace Your Appliances
The easiest way to give your kitchen a facelift is to replace the appliances. They are the first to betray the age of your kitchen, because they become outdated and damaged so quickly. Just think about how dated a kitchen looks when it has white appliances, for example.
Bringing in stainless steel appliances instead can give the space an instant upgrade that adds visual interest, and, more importantly – adds value to your kitchen.
But to take it one step further, in 2021, it’s all about smart appliances. Every impressive kitchen these days has a fridge that can talk back to you, a coffee maker that can have coffee ready for you before you even get out of bed, and an internet-connected stove you can control remotely on your phone, to avoid accidents.
Create An Open Space Layout
One of the aspects that make your kitchen seem outdated is a closed-off layout. Not only does that limit your options, design-wise, but it also limits utility and convenience. There’s nothing worse than being stuck in the kitchen cooking away from the fun, when you’re entertaining.
That’s why one of the best things you can do to bring value to your kitchen is to tear down a wall or two and open up this space into the living room or dining room. This new layout makes the space seem bigger, the design potential is better, and it gives the space a new purpose.
This allows you to make cooking part of the entertaining experience and include everyone. Why close off conversation, when you can invite it by opening up the space? This feature is one of the main priorities on buyers’ lists, so you can’t lose.
Spring For Custom Cabinetry
But the mark of a truly high-end kitchen is quality high-end cabinetry. A lot of people choose to save money on cabinets when they’re first setting up their kitchen, because the budget for first-time homes tends to be tight. But once it’s been a few years, this is one of the things you want to invest money into upgrading.
While perfectly functional, cheap cabinets will betray their cost and their age. Custom counters and cabinets will always look like they belong, because they are literally created with your kitchen in mind. Everything is personalized and customized to your space, and both style and function are prioritized and maximized.
In addition, custom cabinetry is the best way to add storage, especially if it’s a small space. Whether you want to include a pantry, some extra shelving, or just re-organize the layout of your current storage space, you can achieve your vision with custom cabinetry. The difference between a generic kitchen and a custom one is visible and palpable.
Build A Bigger Island
One of the main things people look for in a kitchen is a huge island, and it’s no wonder. A gorgeous island can take your kitchen from average to amazing, and majorly bump up the utility too, as well as its value.
Especially if you open up the space into the living room, that gives you more room to make the island bigger. If you opt for a custom job, you can have the island created to perfectly suit your space and your needs.
A bigger island (or even a peninsula) gives you more counter space for cooking, and it also creates some much-needed extra storage space. In addition, it can be a gathering place for all the family, casual guests, and it can even serve as a kitchen table or breakfast nook of sorts.
Choose High-end Countertops
If you’re going to all the trouble of bringing in new counters, new appliances, and a brand-new island, you’ll also want to invest in some shiny, new countertops. That’s one of the areas where you can really tell how much money one invested in the kitchen.
While vinyl countertops or wooden butcher blocks are a perfectly fine budget alternative that can be very long-lasting, if you really want your kitchen to have a high-end look and price tag, you’ll want some more impressive materials.
Marble is the golden standard, but in addition to being extremely expensive, it can be difficult to maintain. That’s why an ideal alternative is quartz. It looks just as high-end and expensive as marble, but it’s much more durable and hard-wearing, and easier to maintain. That’s a huge plus for any buyer, and a major boost in value for your kitchen.
What’s The Bottom Line?
There are many options when it comes to giving your kitchen some extra oomph. Such a central room requires more attention, and probably more of your budget, but it’s sure to be worth it.
Even a minimal investment can boost your kitchen’s look and add to the value of your property. Buyers are very interested in special features like custom cabinetry, plentiful storage, or smart appliances, so any of those features is a winner.
So, contact us today to get your free quote to update your residential, commercial or multi-family kitchen.