The kitchen is generally the most expensive room in the home. The average cost of a kitchen remodel is around $50,000, obviously this is dependent on how extensive the remodel is. Make the most of this big purchase by treating your new kitchen as an investment. Here are a few of the smartest decisions you can make to increase the value of your home.
The layout is the number-one feature home buyers are looking at in a kitchen. While cabinets and appliances can be changed, changing the whole layout of a kitchen after buying a home may not be in the cards for new home buyers. Having a poor layout will alienate a lot of potential buyers who will pass up on your home because they are looking for a more functional kitchen.
Whether you are upgrading for yourself, or to sell, quality cabinetry is extremely important. Decide on a style and quality that will age well and withstand trends and changing tastes. This means to not pick anything too trendy. Trendy styles can look dated quickly, and don’t appeal to the masses.
Keep flow in design
If you have shaker cabinets in your bathrooms and laundry room, it is best to use the same style cabinets in your kitchen. Having a mis-matched home is unappealing to buyers.
Choose light colors
Unfortunately dark kitchens are out. People are looking for “light and bright”, which makes sense! Lighter spaces appear larger and keep a space more illuminated. While dark kitchens can be gorgeous, the lighter the better in terms of resale.