In our last blog we talked about how much value a kitchen remodel can bring to your home. If you’re excited to remodel, but are not sure how long you plan to be in your home, you might want to approach your remodel with a slightly different angle.
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.
Ready to get started? Check out these Top 8 Kitchen Remodeling Trends and see if any of them might be good fits for your new, improved kitchen!
Get remodeling! Connect with us here at Riverview Contracting to start talking about your new kitchen today. Serving the Northern Neck Area, including Northumberland, Lancaster, and Northumberland Counties and the Middle Peninsula.