Kitchen Remodeling For the Best Return on Investment

It is an exciting time when you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen. The possibilities are endless. All you know is that in the end, you are going to end up with a great new space to cook and possibly entertain in. But there is something you might not be thinking about that you should also consider: the potential resale value of your home. And that definitely includes your kitchen.


When you are looking for kitchen remodeling ideas that pay off in the end, there are a few things that you can do to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck. You always want to have a positive return on your investment. Build a kitchen that works for you and lasts until you are ready to move on to something new.


New Kitchen Cabinets

Something to keep in mind is that a high-cost kitchen upgrade does not always equate to a high return on your investment. Regardless, one investment that nearly always pays off every time is adding new kitchen cabinets to your space.


Upgrade Your Lighting

When you think of upgrading your kitchen lighting, you might be thinking that it sounds like a huge task. While it can be, you do not necessarily have to overdo it if you are simply trying to get a good return on your remodeling investment.


You can put a spotlight on the beauty of your kitchen without having to spend a ton of money. Adding pendant lights can make all the difference when it comes to the overall appearance of the entire room. Not only does it make it better and brighter for your own kitchen experience, for someone down the road looking to potentially buy your place it can make it much more appealing. When you are trying to think of what type of lighting you would like, think the more light the better.  Bright, well designed lighting makes any space look more inviting and liveable.


Add Countertops

Your countertop is arguably one of the most important parts of your kitchen.  So if your old one is beaten up and clearly worse for the wear, then you will want to replace it with a countertop that is going to pay off in the future. The most popular type of countertop? Quartz. People love quartz countertops because while they are not actually natural stone, they look like they are. That can, but not always, make them easier on the budget than most natural stone.  Regardless, because they are manmade, over time they do not wear down as easily. They also offered a variety of colors to match most any kitchen. You are looking to build a kitchen that appeals to you and eventually, others. Choosing the most popular countertop option makes a lot of sense. Plus there is always granite, another popular option.  

Keep the Color Scheme Simple

Along the lines that you are looking to appeal to a large number of people, you will want to have a kitchen that maintains a relatively simple color scheme. Customizing your kitchen to your liking is a great idea for you, but if you go crazy with non-traditional colors, it is not going to be the best idea for the day when you are trying to make it appeal to a new buyer. Pops of color here and there are great, but anything too overwhelming could possibly turn off future prospects.


Ask a Professional

Make sure to talk with your designer about the best way to make your kitchen pay off in the end. They have worked with people who are looking to add to a home’s resale value through their kitchen and will know the ins and outs of what can work for your own kitchen. Knowing the difference between necessity and luxury is an important differentiation to make in your decisions. You do not need a super expensive range, but you also do not want to cheap out because you want to enjoy your kitchen as well. It is all about balance, and a professional can help you to achieve that balance.


Open Some Space

If it is in your budget, it is always a good idea to make your kitchen more spacious. How can you make it more spacious? Open up the floor plan. Chances are you have a non-load bearing wall that is capable of being knocked out. Once it is out, the kitchen will immediately be more open to the rest of the house, adding value to the area.


Add Storage

Sure, adding more space to your kitchen is awesome, but adding more storage is one of the things that is going to bring return on investment way up. No one ever complained about having too much kitchen storage. Custom storage inside cabinets is a huge incentive to buyers, and great for you in the meantime while you are still using your kitchen. Even simply adding open shelves gives a whole new area where storage can be created.


You can add dividers to your drawers for lids and baking sheets, or you can think about installing extra storage items like a pot rack or wall hooks. Getting creative with the space you use inside your kitchen will make the entire layout much more valuable as a whole. If you have the space add a pantry, another great investment that will really draw people in the future.


Reico Kitchen & Bath knows how to build you a kitchen that pays off now and in the end.  What will your new kitchen look like? We will work together on the best solution for you, because you are unique, and your kitchen should be too.


You can start your kitchen or your bathroom remodeling project in our store, or you can schedule an appointment to go over your options virtually. We are passionate about bringing you outstanding service and making you feel as comfortable as you can throughout the entire process. 

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