Wondering what kitchen projects give you the best bang for your buck? Renovating a kitchen is a great way to make your home more comfortable and attractive for you and your family, and it’s also a way to build equity in your home if you take on the right projects.
Here are five kitchen projects that are likely to boost your home value.
Custom kitchen cabinets
Buyers pay more for custom kitchen cabinets that include upgraded details and features you won’t find in mass-produced cabinets. They’re typically the largest focal point in any kitchen, taking center stage when it comes to the overall aesthetic of the space.
Should you choose to sell in the future, buyers pay more for homes with custom kitchen cabinets. Include features like undermount cabinet lighting and soft-close drawers and doors for a luxury touch. These special details serve as a signal not just of quality and reliability but also of value.
While granite and quartz countertops can be pricey, they’re incredibly durable, and they’re a feature that potential buyers pay more for. Like cabinets, they’re a massive focal point for the space and look just as good as they perform. Quartz, in particular, offers a unique look that buyers appreciate. In some cases, homeowners can recoup as much as a 25 percent increase over the cost of installation.
Old, inefficient appliances are a turnoff for potential buyers, and replacing your appliances with modern ones can increase the value of your home. Choose showroom-quality stainless steel appliances to enhance the appeal and perceived value of your kitchen. Also, research your options carefully, and investigate whether alternative heat sources and fuel (like infrared or natural gas) are a better option for how you cook, keeping in mind what buyers might prefer.
A simple, modern backsplash can make all the difference when it comes to transforming the aesthetics of your kitchen. If you’re working with a small kitchen, install a backsplash that features similar tones to your countertops. In larger spaces, you can choose tile that features geometric designs or exciting colors to liven up the space.
Good lighting is important in the kitchen, emphasizing the textures and colors of all design features in the room. A combination of hanging lights, recessed lights and under-cabinet lights works best in a kitchen, providing enough light for you to focus on tasks like preparing food, cooking and cleaning. Include accent lights for visual interest and general lighting to set the mood for the space. Consider investing in a dimmer, so you can easily adjust the mood for the space with the right lighting.
Unless you have an unlimited budget for your kitchen renovation, you should choose your kitchen projects according to their return on investment. Get the guidance you need to refresh your kitchen the right way by reaching out to Covenant Woodworks today. We’ll help you make the most of your project and add value to your home with a showstopping, updated kitchen.