5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Kitchen Remodel

There is no denying that a kitchen remodel is one of the best investments you can make in your home.  Whether you opt for a minor kitchen remodel or a major kitchen remodel, upgrading your kitchen can provide a great turn on your investment.  According to This Old House, a minor kitchen remodel will provide an average of 87% return on investment and a major kitchen remodel will provide an average of 80% return on investment.  Both are excellent returns, particularly so when compared with other potential home renovation projects.

1. Consider How Long You Will Be in the Home

It is important to consider how long you will be in the home because it will dramatically impact your overall kitchen renovation budget.  If you plan to be in the home for a long time then you may be willing to invest a little more in quality finishes, cabinetry, countertops, appliances, etc.  But, that does not mean to go the cheap route if you are planning to move in the next 1-5 years.  There are budget-friendly options that make a great choice.  If you think you will be moving in the next few years it is also important to make neutral choices that will appeal to a wide array of homeowners when you eventually list your home.

2. Make the Layout Practical

Is your kitchen layout impractical and frustrating?  If it is and you are remodeling, now is the time to fix that!  Work with your cabinetry designer to make the changes necessary to make your kitchen function effectively and efficiently while improving the overall layout.

3. Minor Cabinetry Upgrades

If you have a smaller budget but want to make a big impact, one way to do so is by refinishing your cabinetry or replacing the cabinet fronts/doors.  This will depend on the condition of your current cabinetry but if it is relatively good shape you may prefer to simply change the cabinet doors and save some money will making a big aesthetic improvement.

4. Custom Cabinetry Upgrade

One of the best ways to upgrade your home and make the most of your kitchen remodel is with custom cabinetry.  Custom cabinets look high-end, improve the value of your home, and offer endless potential with customization.

5. Choose Quality Hardware

When upgrading your kitchen don’t forget the hardware!  Hardware gets touched and dinged on a daily basis so choose quality hardware that can stand the test of time!