There’s a lot that goes into a full kitchen renovation, from cabinets to countertops and appliances. All of these plus installation and any finishing can definitely seem to add up. However, it wouldn’t be incorrect to view these purchases as a significant investment in your home rather than simply throwing money down the drain.
In fact, renovating your kitchen is one of the most common ways to quickly increase the value of your home. House flippers, or families looking at selling their home often choose to invest money in a kitchen remodel because it will help the home sell more quickly and for a higher price. However, not all kitchen remodels are made equal. If you are going to see it as an investment, whether to sell or to use, you want to make sure it’s done right.
Invest in Quality Countertops
A high quality countertop and sink assembly is one of the most important elements of a kitchen remodel. Nowadays there are so many materials on the market, and more are coming out all the time. It might be tempting to go with a laminate or other lower quality material, but the fact is that granite, quartz, and marble are really your best choice for a long lasting countertop. Not only are these materials stylish but they’re resistant to scratches and damage from heat.
Invest in Custom Cabinets
In order to get the spacing right for the size of your kitchen, custom cabinets are a great choice and often offer higher quality wood and fixtures than what you would find at a hardware store. Custom cabinets can be designed to fit with the design language of the rest of your home, so that you can avoid a mismatch between your kitchen and living space.
Invest in High Quality Appliances
High Quality appliances are a great way to finish off a beautiful kitchen remodel. Not only will they last longer and look better, but this investment early on can begin to save you money right away when you choose higher efficiency ratings than their competitors.
Will I get a Return on My Investment?
When selling a home, a new kitchen can go a long way. It is one of the first things potential buyers will notice when they walk in the door, and it also inspires confidence in the home as a whole. Studies have shown that homes with recent renovations not only sell much faster but also sell for a few percentage points more than those without. Selling quickly is important because when a house sits on the market for too long, buyers see that as a bad sign and sellers are often forced to lower the price in desperation.
Contact Precision Remodeling & Construction
Are you looking to invest in a brand new kitchen? We have been providing top quality remodeling & construction services to Boston’s North Shore for over 20 years! Please feel free to give us a call at 781-631-7555 or contact us here.