Homeowners consider many types of remodeling projects during home ownership. Professionals agree that some are a good idea and others are just a waste of money. The one that most agree is the best investment, is a kitchen overhaul. Here’s how a custom kitchen can have the biggest impact on your home’s value.
Projects with the biggest return
If you can’t stand the configuration of your kitchen for a minute longer, maybe it’s time to consider a custom kitchen. You could have exactly what you want in that space like gorgeous custom cabinetry, stone countertops, and an attractive backsplash to tie it all together. The sky's the limit and the great news is that homeowners who sink cash into their kitchens can expect a 54% return on their investment. That’s better than the return on any other room in the house.
How to design your custom kitchen
When you’re deciding on a major kitchen overhaul, it’s best to employ the expertise of a kitchen designer. These trained and experienced professionals can help you to figure out a color scheme that works in the room, the best configuration of cabinets, counters, and appliances, and in general guide you to a room that achieves what you envision. The help of a kitchen designer will be money well spent and will make all the difference in the look of the final product.
Needs vs wants and how they impact home value
Maybe you have expensive taste. Or, maybe you’ve spent a lot of time leafing through home renovation magazines and ogling over the most expensive fixtures available on the market. When facing a kitchen remodel, you’ll need to set a budget and one of the first exercises in that process is to decide wants versus needs. You want to make smart decisions in your custom kitchen that will mean big returns when the time comes to sell.
Enjoy your custom kitchen
Once the budgets are achieved, the decisions are made, the crews are hired, and the work is done, you’ll hopefully be left with the kitchen of your dreams. Hopefully it looks exactly like you expected it to and all the hard work and sacrifice paid off. Enjoy the space now and enjoy the profits when you finally decide it’s time to hand the keys to the next owners.