If you are considering a home remodel, and want a return on investment, start with the kitchen. Many projects do add value to your home, and improve your family’s quality of life. By updating your kitchen now, you can enjoy the benefits and updates. If you choose make green or environmentally friendly upgrades, then you can also start recouping your investment using green energy technology, once you complete the projects. Either way, Unique Home Building has contractors ready to walk you through the process!
Most people consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home, and because of this, updates in this room pay off fast. On average, you can expect to recoup 60%-120% of your investment on a kitchen remodel, as long as you don’t go overboard. You should never make your kitchen fancier than the rest of the house, or the neighborhood.
Don’t Go Delux.
The enormous kitchen, easily the size of the living room, features appliances and countertops that might look more at home in a fancy restaurant kitchen. If the style, size, and quality of the kitchen don’t fit in with the rest of the house, or the neighborhood, you won’t get the return. If you plan on selling your home within the next five years, keep potential buyers in mind before you start on any major remodel; many people won’t pay for a fancy, deluxe kitchen.
Replace old appliances with energy-efficient models. Energy Star-rated appliances are better for the environment, and they also help you save money, because they use less energy. Potential buyers often look for ways to save money when shopping for a new home.
A Little Paint Goes a Long Way.
When it comes to how much you spend on a kitchen remodel, prices can run the gamut, from $5,000 to $75,000, or more. Get the biggest bang for your buck on a kitchen remodel by looking at color. Fresh paint, in modern colors, can go a long way towards updating the look of your kitchen. Plus, paint is relatively cheap.
You might want to consider using low-VOC paint; this makes your kitchen more eco-friendly, and helps your family avoid breathing in dangerous chemicals, like benzene, that off-gas from regular fresh paint.
Remodeling your home shouldn’t feel like a chore or a burden on your shoulders. It’s totally doable for you to have a beautiful update in your kitchen that gives back and provides a return on your investment! Unique Home Building is here to help make the process easier. Call us today for a free quote!