Where You Can Add Value to Your Kitchen

When taking on a home renovation project, you want to think about what you want to reflect your personal style, but you also want to be able to add to the value of your property. The renovation projects that add the most value are ones completed in the bathroom and the kitchen areas. If you want to renovate your kitchen for the maximum value, here’s where you need to concentrate your budget.

Appliances
When someone is looking for a house, they are often looking for a home that is ready to be utilized as soon as they move in. What buyers don’t want to see are aging appliances that will need to be replaced within a couple of years. A good portion of the kitchen’s value can come from having updated appliances. To get the most for your money, you don’t need to shop for the top of the line, because many buyers will not pay extra for fancy appliances that may be difficult to use. Instead, a mid- to high-priced set of appliances in matching materials will make the most of your renovation budget.

Kitchen Cabinets
There’s nothing more in a kitchen that stands out than the cabinets. While functional, kitchen cabinets are also often the design focal point of the room. That is why if the cabinets look dated or are simple not as functional as they should be, you will want to consider kitchen cabinet remodeling. This can be done in two ways. You can either take the existing cabinets and renovate them, or you can rip out old cabinets and replace with brand new ones. New cabinets will have a higher material cost while renovating old cabinets will have a higher labor cost. You can choose which option is best for your budget.

Lighting and Plumbing Fixtures
Most people who use their kitchen regularly don’t even notice lights and faucets, because they are functional. However, you would noticed them if they were old and not working as well as they should. You can add a lot of value to your kitchen remodel by choosing lighting and plumbing fixtures that assist with function (such as a faucet that can be turned on and off by touch) and still add a nice design element to the room.