Planning Your Kitchen Remodel for Resale Value

Custom kitchen cabinet design

If you own a home, it is likely that you are constantly remodeling or planning to remodel it. Home styles and trends change constantly and in an attempt to keep up with the times and keep an updated home, people are always doing projects to their homes. However, some homes remodels are better investments than others. It is always important to not only consider your likes and dislikes when remodeling a room in your home, but to also consider the resale value of the home in the future. If you keep the resale value in mind during remodeling design, you are likely to make a good portion of that money back in the sale. Kitchens are a great example and are a great investment for both updating the home and for increasing resale value.

Kitchens are important to buyers because it is the one room that they and their families spend much of their time in. Kitchens are used for cooking meals, eating meals together and even communicating and interacting with each family member. They are one of the most important communal areas and buyers are often looking for modern, updated and spacious kitchens. A lot is involved in making a kitchen modern and appealing.

In a kitchen renovation, the appliances and counter tops should be given the highest priority. Next, the kitchen cabinetry and storage space is also very important. The kitchen design should include ample counter space, appliances that fit with the home and kitchen cabinetry that provides a lot of storage space and looks nice with the entire design of the kitchen.
Custom cabinetry is often a sought after look, as they are high quality and provide a unique and modern look for the entire kitchen. The custom cabinetry design will depend on the colors and the type of woods that are used to build them with.

Sometimes refacing existing cabinets can be an option, but if your existing cabinets are in poor shape or have water damage, refacing is not a good option. You will have to spend money fixing the old cabinets before you can even reface them. In these situations, remodeling kitchen cabinets may be a waste of money. The new kitchen cabinetry may better match with the kitchen design and will not require refacing of the cabinets.

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recommend spending up to 6 months evaluating and planning before beginning work. Kitchen remodeling is a huge job and every aspect of it needs to be planned out, including appliance removal and possible even rewiring of existing wires and appliances. Minor details also need to be planned out, including the paint colors of the kitchen, the window coverings and the faucet and sink designs. The job generally goes easier when every aspect of the design is previously planned out, including the kitchen cabinetry. Some items will require pre order and can take weeks or even months to arrive, making the kitchen remodel a longer process if these types of things are not planned out for.

Kitchens are an important part of any home. They are where the cooking and the family interacting occur. When buyers are looking for a new home, they will always evaluate the design and the size of the kitchen. When remodeling a kitchen, it is very important to spend ample time planning and designing the kitchen to get the best use out of it. It is important to keep in mind not only the entire design and layout of the kitchen, but also the resale value of the kitchen remodel.

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