Did you know kitchen remodels are the ones that most add value to your home? So, if you’re looking to boost your home’s value, this is the place where you’ll want to invest. It can be something simple like changing the sink or something bigger, like installing a new flooring. However much you’re willing to invest, this article will give a fine idea of where to start.
“The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.” - Debi Mazar
Change the Sink
The sink needs to be practical, easy to use and to maintain, so if you have one too small, too big or simply dated, it’s time to choose a new one. Here are a few pros and cons of the most common kitchen sinks:
- Farmhouse sinks became a trend lately, but consider its size before jumping right into the style. The large basin makes it easy to fit large pots or pans, but it also makes it harder to soak and rinse dishes at once.
- Top mount sinks have an edge and can be installed into a cutout into almost any kind of counter. They’re usually cheaper, but the edge makes it harder to clean around them.
- Undermount sinks are those that leave the counter edges around the sink exposed. The only downside is that type of sink can only be installed in solid surfaces, like marble or granite.
- Integrals provide that beautiful seamless look, but are much harder to switch out since you also have to replace the countertop.
Before you decide to replace your kitchen cabinetry, look for a couple of hardware options that combine with the style you’re looking for. New hardware can make a huge difference in your kitchen’s look.
An all-white kitchen screams ‘timeless’ - which is what everyone looks for in a kitchen! Still, people also like to see something that stands out from other home’s and a bit of color in the kitchen might just do that.
Lighter colors such as blue, green, and gray will bring peace and grace into the room, while warmer colors like orange, red, and even black will bring more energy!
The countertops are one of the most important aspects of the kitchen, and if you have dated, laminate countertops, it’s the time to update. Buyers expect a solid-surface worktop like granite or quartz, stones that they can trust with low maintenance and long-lasting life.
Another thing to consider is counter space. Maximize your counter’s real estate to make it more useful and have more space work with.
Subway tiles are a classic option and people love it! That’s why it’s one of the remodels that will increase your home value. If you think subway tiles are too boring, you can try to innovate with a different grout color or pattern.
Stick to classic white subway tiles and use a shade of gray to mix it up.
There’s one more advantage to a darker grout:
They’ll do a much better job in hiding water and food stains!
Remove Hanging Cabinets
Maybe this is a hard concept to realize, but even if your kitchen is super small, you don’t need hanging cabinets everywhere. Here are a few reasons why:
- Hanging cabinets make the kitchen feel cramped.
- They’re hard to reach, mostly.
- They cast a shadow over the counters, making the workspace feel darker.
- Drawers are more efficient than upper cabinets
- Removing hanging cabinets makes the kitchen appear much larger.
While we’re here, let’s just remember to declutter. You don’t need 4 pans of the same size, nor 20 different mugs. Cut down on the amount of kitchenware you have, keep only what you actually use, and you won’t even miss those cabinets.
Add a Built-In Bar
We all like being prepared to welcome friends in our homes and what better way to receive a guest than with a built-in bar?
The bar doesn’t have to be big: a small corner in your kitchen enough to prepare drinks and store some bottles is already good enough.
Replace Old Windows
There’s nothing like a kitchen that gets a lot of natural daylight!
This is specially important if you have an old house, even if you keep a regular cleaning schedule for the windows. Both the inside and outside of your home will look a lot better with a new set of windows - specially with a more modern approach.
Install New Flooring
The most common and classic choice that adds value to your home is hardwood.
Porcelain tiles also increase your home’s resale value and they’re a different and interesting option! Not only are they durable, but you can also even find slip-resistant tiles.
The modern life requires modern appliances. Instead of insisting in that old fridge or stove that is always acting up, update your appliances to new ones that are more practical and make your life easier.
A frost-free refrigerator that won’t turn the ice cream into a block of ice, a microwave that works properly and fits a family-size lasagna, an automated coffee maker that makes fresh coffee automatically when your alarm goes off…
Not only do new appliances save you money on your electricity bill by the end of the month, but they also improve quality of life.
Ready to transform your kitchen? Get a free quote today!
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