Most home improvement projects will improve your home’s resale value. But, just like in any investment, it’s critical to understandand what are your best, most affordable, and most reliable choices.If you’ve been reading up to this point, chances are there’s at least a small part of you strongly considering the move on your own home kitchen remodeling. Good news is, we’re here to help you and are here to build & customize a well planned kitchen remodel for your own comfort.Of course, improvement of your home’s resale value is just a factoring price. Beyond that, a modern, upgraded, customized kitchen adds major buyer interest. It is one of the most sought home upgrades and will certinately be a huge selling point, all of which means that your home will sell quicker when the time comes. Additionally, and most importantly, you get to admire and love it yourself for as long as you own your home.So, let’s talk business. What does a well-planned kitched remodel actually involve?Function&Flow: Is your kitchen easily accesible? Is the space reachable and and utilized well? Is there adequate storage and space? Is it in good condition?Openess: Is your kitchen an open area? Is it welcoming? Does it feel inviting and hospitable?Cabinets: Are they in a good condition? Are they spacious? Have they been replaced? If not, have they at least been refinished? How old is the hardware? Customers use cabinets as a diameter for how they view, not just the kitchen, but the home overall.Counters: Are your countertops a solid surface? natural stone? granite? quartz? or glass? Are they clean and free of stains? Are they in a good shape? Are they confortable as a surface?Overall Aesthetic: How do all these parts get along? Cabinets, counters, flooring, lighting and appliances; do they all work together to produce your perfect matching kitchen space?It may seem like a bit to take in, but reassuring these aspects to build the perfect kitchen model is your ticket to improve your home value and satisfaction. Our design team at Riverview Contracting is more than happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.Contact us today for a free estimate (804)436-3463
Here are a few tips for remodeling with investment in mind:
Value — You’ll want to create a kitchen that reflects the value of the area you live in. Be careful about designing an elaborate kitchen for a neighborhood that won’t reap it’s value. But it’s equally important that you don’t cut-corners on a kitchen in an otherwise luxurious home and neighborhood!
Style — It can be tempting to pour your own style and personal touches into a kitchen. And this is not a bad thing! But if you’re concerned about selling, select a refreshed updated look that still suits the style of your home. If a new buyer falls in love with the arts and crafts style of your home’s exterior, they might be surprised to find the overly-modern kitchen inside. Don’t design separate rooms with styles that clash. When in doubt, go for a transitional style that merges traditional with more contemporary looks.
Energy — Invest in energy-efficient appliances. Not only do they save you money as they use less energy, potential buyers see them as a wallet-friendly bonus when shopping for a new home. Read what energy star has to say about saving big with appliances on their fact sheet here.
Functionality – Whether you’re thinking of yourself or future buyers, organizational elements are a big hit with everyone! Invest in features like drawers for your cabinetry and pantry, soft-close cabinets, waste-recycling cabinetry space, and other organizational aspects. A well organized kitchen never goes out of style.
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