How to Increase The Value of Your Kitchen
If you are a fan of HGTV shows, you’ll realize that the premise of a lot of their best programs is that homeowners are trying to increase the value of their kitchen, most usually before selling it. There are certain parts of a home that are bigger moneymakers than other. Usually, this includes bathrooms and kitchens, as they are the rooms in your home that are usually subject to the most renovation, remodeling and updates. Whereas other rooms may retain a timeless appeal, your kitchen and bathroom show signs of an aging household aesthetic before anything else. What is the biggest moneymaker though, you may ask? Well, inevitably, it’s the kitchen. The kitchen is arguably the most used room in the house, as it’s where everyone loves to gather to engage in one of humanity’s favorite pastime- creating and eating food. As it’s the most popular spot in the average household, it’s what home buyers are looking to impress them most. With that said, if you are looking to sell your house, or simply to improve the value of it, you will want to focus on the kitchen. And who knows more about custom, high-quality kitchens than The Cabinet Center? No one, that’s who! In this informative blog post, we highlight tips and tricks that are sure to make your kitchen a goldmine.
Probably the fastest and most aesthetically pleasing way to update your kitchen to make the big bucks is by getting new countertops. Countertops are the window to the soul of kitchens. There are a lot different materials that you will want to consider for great, modern countertops. Popular selections include: quartz, stainless steel, concrete, marble, slate, limestone, soapstone, wood, tile and onyx; The Cabinet Center has these offerings and can help you figure out which material will work best for you style, home and budget. Pricepoint is definitely something you want to consider before making executive decisions on your kitchen/countertop remodel. While you’ll want to see the process as an investment, know that prices vary from $15 per foot for laminate to $300 a foot for more high-quality materials and options. It’s also important to consider current trends regarding countertops. Granite is usually the most sought after material for countertops, but buyers are also starting to like earthier, more natural looking stones, so you’ll want to keep that in mind and perhaps consider stones like onyx or quartz. Another trend is that homeowners/home-buyers want their countertops to be as clean as possible and subsequently, to have the least amount of cracks. You may want to opt for selections such as stainless steel and solid-surface countertops, as they aren’t porous and will allow for optimal cleanliness. Other options for increasing the value of your kitchen include installing modern, aesthetically-pleasing sinks, or smart sinks, which boast several work zones, drain trays and custom preparation boards.
In summation, the best way to improve your kitchen’s value is usually to update your countertops. When you are ready to increase the value of your kitchen exponentially, look no further than The Cabinet Center, for all your kitchen remodeling needs.