In the “house-flipping” industry, it is common knowledge that improvements in the kitchen can have the biggest investment bang for the buck. Major kitchen renovations can ring in at a pricey $30,000 but can also give you a return of approximately 50 percent. That said, there are many different things you can do to your kitchen, at various price points, which will yield various KSI Cabinetry investment results.
CUSTOM DESIGNED CABINETS
It might not occur to you right now, but cabinets are among the first things people notice when entering a kitchen. Honestly, if you haven’t noticed them, they are probably just blending in—which is neither good nor bad. But if you want your kitchen to make a bold statement—and motivate a potential buyer—consider improving your cabinetry. Older kitchens, for example, do not actually utilize all of the available space (all the way to the ceiling). Similarly, new cabinet design concepts continue to expand the space.
In addition to brand new cabinets, though, it could also be wise to upgrade the look. Apply a fresh coat of paint or varnish or add special touches in the hardware. Hardware, too, can make a big difference but only for a very small investment.
UPDATE YOUR FLOOR
Many homes come with laminate floors in the kitchen. While not necessarily terrible, these are not the most attractive flooring ideas. Whether you want to go with stone or wood or something else, consider making sure that you switch up the flooring in your kitchen in addition to the primary living spaces. For example, make sure that the stone or wood complements the nearby carpeted rooms.
Counter tops, obviously, are important for food preparation. Vinyl is pretty standard but right now granite and quartz are very popular stone varieties for counter tops. Some synthetics can also offer a decent alternative to actual stone.
The kitchen of the future will incorporate fully-integrated network and communication technology. The refrigerator, range, microwave, dishwasher, and more will be able to correspond with a central computer that you can control and manipulate. Updating your appliances to account for this approaching trend can motivate buyers. At the same time, even the simplest of appliance upgrades can help encourage people to buy.