A common question we hear at NuLook Cabinet Refinishing is whether or not a kitchen renovation will actually boost the value of a home. Today we are going to honestly and openly answer this question for you. Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, it is one area that will be worth your investment. Continue reading to see which kitchen renovations you should be considering!
Areas That Will Increase Your Home Value
The Floor Plan Older style homes include a more sectioned, boxy floor plan, where each room has its own four walls. Today, that is certainly not what home buyers are seeking. Open floor plans are becoming increasingly popular as their open design is not only minimalistic, but it allows for better and easier flow for visiting friends and family.
Kitchen Flooring Those who are on the market today are looking for hardwood flooring in the kitchen. And statistics show that you will likely get 90%-100% of your investment back by upgrading the floors. Choosing the right style and color of the hardwood can also play a significant role, but the rule of thumb is neutrals are best.
Kitchen Cabinets Since the cabinets take up a significant amount of space in a kitchen, and also convey the kitchen’s style, their condition and finish is very important. Since refinishing your current cabinets cost about 1/3 less than replacing them, it’s a great way to stay in your budget, but change the entire look and feel of your kitchen. Refinishing your cabinets can modernize the space and can give the space a huge refresh. You can definitely increase the value of your home with refinished cabinets.
Unnecessary Investments for a Kitchen
Trendy Light Features Adding a chandelier in your kitchen or a bulky light fixture above the kitchen table will not boost the value of a home. Since people have a different style and taste from one another, light features are usually replaced once the new homeowners buy the house.
Wallpaper If you are thinking of freshening up the kitchen with wallpaper, you should avoid doing so, and instead opt for a fresh layer of paint. This is for the simple reason that people have different tastes, and the wallpaper could turn the buyer off. People are also discouraged from buying a home with wallpaper as it is difficult to remove.
Exotic Bright Colors Although you might like a bright accent color on the walls of your kitchen, it does not mean everyone else will. Most times, it’s best to keep the space neutral. Neutral colors often appeal more to home buyers, as it helps them envision what they would like to do to the space.
How We Can Help
Now that you know which areas will increase the value of your home and which will not, it’s time to start planning your kitchen renovation with our team. At NuLook Cabinet Refinishing our team has years of experience designing and styling kitchen cabinets. To get more information about our kitchen renovation services, just click below.