Value of Your Home with a Kitchen Remodel
While many home owners decide to remodel their kitchens
out of a desire to upgrade the space where they spend so
much time, it's also important to realize that a kitchen
remodel can do much to increase the value of your home.
According to some reports, the return on investment for a
kitchen remodel project can be in the 80 to 90 percent
range. That's a big return on your home value! Even if you
have no current desire to sell you home, doing a kitchen
remodel now makes good sense. Enjoy the benefits of a home
with a remodeled kitchen now, and reap the profits when
you are ready to sell.
Professionals agree that making cosmetic changes to your
home is the best way to increase the resale value. A
kitchen is an excellent place to start, because there is
such a range of options, from simple to extensive. If you
are in a hurry to upgrade your home, perhaps because you
do want to put it on the market, you might consider
refacing cabinets or replacing hardware. Or what about
selecting new elements of lighting which will not only
brighten but enhance the work areas of your kitchen? (This
is an easy fix for other rooms in your home, too.) For
home owners planning to move soon, these quick kitchen
remodel ideas are affordable, easy options.
For those people desiring to stay put for awhile, a full
scale kitchen remodel can be a huge boost to how much you
enjoy your home. The kitchen is often referred to as the
heart of the home, and for good reason-it is where so many
family activities take place. So much more than cooking
goes on in most home kitchens, why not make the most of
yours and turn it into a room you love to be in?
A kitchen remodel need not be an overwhelming project.
Start by getting yourself excited and catching the vision
of what you want yours to look like. Read home remodeling
magazines and visit home sites on the internet for ideas.
Next, visit a home improvement store and talk to them
about your ideas. They can recommend products, contractors
and give you good advice on all aspects of home
remodeling-because, who knows, after you complete your
kitchen remodel you may be ready to start with other rooms
in your home.
Keeping the resale value of your home in mind is important
no matter when you are planning to move. To that end,
consider the style of your home as you plan your kitchen
remodel. You won't want to install a contemporary kitchen
in an historic home, for instance, and vice versa. Choose
appliances, hardware and other products with your home's
feeling in mind and you will be pleased with the results,
not only in the short-term, but in the long-run, when it
is time to sell your home. With a new kitchen remodel,
your home will be ready for your family to enjoy or for
you to sell at an increased price-whatever your choice.