Do you want to increase the value of your home? The kitchen should be where you start. This is the heart of the home and one of the main areas that will make or break the sale of a house. It’s one of the most used room where people come together to share meals and socialize. How you go about remodeling the kitchen will set the tone for the rest of your home improvement. Read on to identify four main areas to focus your kitchen remodeling on.
In 2020, kitchen renovations were the third most common of all home improvement projects in the U.S. Though you want a beautiful kitchen, do not lose sight of its functionality. Traditionally, a triangle is the distance between your sink, stove, and refrigerator. While renovating, keep this triangle length between 4000 and 6000mm. This distance is convenient, as it’s not so far that you will tire of transferring dishes, or too near that you can’t freely move around.
Adding a modern kitchen island separates the cooking area from guest and family traffic. Not only does it serve as seating space, but also as additional storage. You can place kitchen towels, vases, and fruit trays on it. Also, you may choose to build the kitchen island with drawers.
Countertops and Backsplash
Did you know that 62% of millennial home buyers like granite or natural stone countertops more? According to the latest study carried out by the National Association of Home Builders, this is true. These materials are high quality, elegant, and easy to clean. They come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Even though granite and stone are expensive, they add to your home’s resale value.
After installing countertops, place the backsplash on the wall behind it. This will protect the wall behind the countertop from damage due to heat, moisture, and food splashes. Contrast the material and color themes of the countertop and the backsplash. But, ensure they are complementary, as this will stick to the minds of those looking to buy a home.
You don’t have to break your bank during home improvement. Rather, efficiency is key. An average $26,214 remodeling cost will generate a significant return on investment, averaging a $18,927 increase in the price of your home.
Transitional cabinets are a cross between outdated traditional and sleek contemporary cabinets. They have a deliberate design that offers the best of both worlds. Shaker cabinets are a good example. These have a simple design that is suitable for many custom kitchen designs. Also, they come in neutral colors of either white or gray. If you’re planning to resell your home, neutral-color cabinets will appeal to many potential buyers. They provide a neutral backdrop that makes it easy to decorate for many tastes.
Semi-custom cabinets are economical while offering a range of options. This is in terms of size, finishes, and interior accessories. Ensure the new cabinets come with soft close drawers and doors that don’t slam shut. Besides, it saves damage to your doors and drawers.
Modern kitchen appliances are one of the first things potential homebuyers notice. Replace old ones with efficient ones that are energy-friendly and are from reputable manufacturers. Gadgets with stainless steel finishing are versatile since they pair well with many modern kitchen designs.
A modern kitchen demands a dishwasher. It should be placed near the sink, either to the left or the right. Do not position it on a countertop or island. You don’t want the dishwasher door to fold down and block your path to the sink or any other vital part of your kitchen. Replacing faulty faucets will save a household’s water use by up to 20%. Other desirable modern features of faucets to incorporate are:
- Magnetic spray pull-down design
- Ceramic disc valve
- Touchless on/off function
Touch up the central part of your home- the kitchen, to increase the value of your house. Up-to-date gadgets and transitional cabinets are efficient, and homebuyers are willing to pay more for them.