A kitchen renovation is a great way to instantly boost your home’s value, as the kitchen is the heart of the home and is an important factor in a future home buyer’s first impression of the home. In fact, 80% of homebuyers say that the kitchen is one of the top three most important spaces in their decision. When you’re looking to remodel, you’re not only increasing your own satisfaction with the home, but priming it to sell as well. For larger kitchen remodeling projects, the ROI is around 54%. For smaller projects, the ROI is even higher around 81%! When it comes to a kitchen remodel, the job can be as large or small as you’re comfortable with! Furthermore, there are projects that you can complete on your own after a trip to a home store. Below, we’ll discuss several kitchen remodeling projects that’ll increase your home’s value.
Switch the Lighting
The lighting in the kitchen will set the mood of the space, and you can actually create a huge change in the personality of the room by ditching old fluorescent light bulbs. Replacing or adding new fixtures such as pendant lights or flush mounts as well as dimmers will undoubtedly add to the value of the home.
Upgrade the Cabinets
The cabinets are one of the first things you’ll notice when walking into the kitchen. They serve both an aesthetic and functional purpose, as you’ll want them to mesh with the desired design of the kitchen while providing efficient storage. Cabinetry that offers an efficient way to organize cookware and dishware will prevent the space from appearing cluttered and will also allow for more floor space.
If you’re looking to replace the cabinets altogether, you can have much more input as to the interior storage design as well as the materials used to craft them. As a lower cost alternative to replacing cabinets altogether, repainting them and touching up any gaps will still give your kitchen a fresh and improved look. If you’re switching up the space’s vibe, cabinets can provide a much needed pop of color.
Switch out the Hardware
If you’ve decided to repaint the cabinets, you can also replace the pulls and knobs in the kitchen to make them more modern and updated. You can choose from a variety of styles such as brass, nickel, or even black to add more dimensions to the cabinets.
Add a Backsplash
A backsplash is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. They act as a central focal point for the eye and protect the walls from splash and damage. If you’re not planning on selling anytime soon, then run wild with the backsplash to suit your personality, whereas if you’re looking to sell soon it’s best to opt for a neutral-colored tile or a more simple design to appeal to a wider variety of buyers.
Replace the Countertops and Sinks
Countertops set the stage for the entire kitchen, so if they are outdated, the vibe of the rest of the space will follow suit. Consider
white kitchen countertops
as well as granite and marble. When it comes to the sink, smart sinks are going to be a great investment, as will under-mount sinks that make the kitchen feel more modern.
Upgrade the Flooring
The flooring may not be the first consideration in a kitchen remodel, but upgrading or polishing the floors to fit the upgraded style of the space will tie everything together. When it comes to flooring, you’ll consider both durability and aesthetics, and there are plenty of options ranging from vinyl to ceramic tile to choose from.
A kitchen remodel is a great way to instantly boost the value of your home, and many of these projects can be tailored to fit any budget.
Mandy Lee is a contributor to
Innovative Construction Materials
. She is a blogger and content writer for the building materials industry. Mandy is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that increase property value, maximize energy savings, and turn houses into homes.