Tue 27 2021 6 Kitchen Remodel Ideas to Boost Your Home’s Value
When considering kitchen remodels, most homeowners tend to think only of the immense total cost of the project, not to mention the amount of time it will take to get the job done. There’s no need to do everything at once, though. Here are a few individual parts of your kitchen you can change one at a time. Remodeling your kitchen over time can even save you money in the long run.
1. Sand, Paint, or Replace Your Cabinets
According to HomeAdvisor, almost 30% of a kitchen remodel’s cost belongs to the designing, purchase, and installation of new cabinetry. Making this a DIY project is one of the best ways to lighten the burden of a full kitchen remodel. It may be a bit labor-intensive, but taking control of your kitchen’s cabinets is a great way to create a unique space that feels natural to you.
Starting with cabinets is a great way to set up the design you want as well. Whether you want to tear down your cabinets in full or simply sand and paint your cabinets is entirely up to you.
2. Invest in a New Faucet
This may feel like a silly place to start remodeling your kitchen, and it may seem inconsequential to the entire process. But besides your appliances, your sink is the center point of your kitchen. You would be amazed at the difference a simple faucet change can make to the comfort of your kitchen. This is especially true if you replace a decades-old faucet with a brand-new faucet. Imagine having an extendable faucet head with a spray setting when you had to deal with a boring spout. It can make a huge difference.
3. Install a Classy Backsplash
A backsplash can completely change your kitchen’s style and comfort. Much more stylish than a simple paint job, installing a backsplash may be a job you pass to professionals. Like your kitchen’s remodel, however, there is no need to create a backsplash for the entirety of your kitchen’s walls. Concentrate on areas like the wall above the stove first where a backsplash can serve a practical purpose. From there, you can expand to other walls to create the design you have in mind.
4. Change up the Lighting
Take those boring old light fixtures and bring them into the new decade! Making a difference in the lighting of your kitchen will make an immediate difference. It’s also a great way to make your home more valuable just as quickly. Because of the risk involved in electrical work, we always advise our clients to leave the changing of light fixtures to the experts.
5. Select and Install New Flooring
This is where costs can ramp up, depending on the type of materials you choose for your kitchen floors. Tile and hardwood are by far the most expensive. You can create the same design with vinyl and laminate, although these materials will deteriorate sooner and can be damaged or stained easier. If you dread the thought of getting on your hands and knees for hours at a time, H&H Builders can make the process pain-free.
6. Invest in New Countertops
Like flooring, countertops come in a variety of materials with just as many pricing options. Stone countertops like granite and quartz can last for decades but can be marred by knives. Wood and laminates are more flexible, while stainless steel is usually an excellent match for most modern appliances.
Kitchen remodeling doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul for you to notice the difference in your kitchen right away. No matter where you choose to begin, each of these projects will help increase the value of your home and make it a more comfortable place to live. For kitchen remodeling services and more, contact H&H Builders today.