Increase the Value of Your Home with a Kitchen Remodel
While many home owners opt 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 alterations to
your home is the best way to amplify 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 take pleasure in 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
imperative 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.
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