Are you tired of the way your home looks on the inside but you aren’t ready to move into a new home? We have some awesome tips just for you then! One of the number one desired remodels in a home according to the National Association of Realtors is remodeling the kitchen. A kitchen upgrade or a complete kitchen renovation both provide joy in a homeowners life. The first step is to decide if you want to completely renovate your kitchen or just upgrade some things in your home. One way to decide on this is figuring out how much you can spend on this project. According to the National Association of Realtors it cost $60,000 to completely renovate a kitchen or $30,000 to upgrade the kitchen. Obviously you would budget and factor in your personal desires and see how much that would cost though. Once you have determined a budget the next important step is deciding if you will be doing all the remodeling or hiring a contractor to do the work for you. Hiring someone will cost extra money which will need to be factored into your budget but it does ensure everything is being done correctly which could save you money in the long run.
According to HGTV if you want to just update your kitchen rather than completely renovating some things you can do to spruce up the kitchen is;
- Consider painting your cabinets
- New cabinet doors
- Adding lights under the cabinets
- New cabinets as a last resort
If you are trying to renovate on a small budget then painting your cabinets might be the way to go. According to HGTV white is the perfect color that will make your kitchen pop and look more spacious! Replacing cabinet doors to create a different look can spruce up the kitchen as well. Adding the glass doors where you can see through rather than completely replacing the cabinets can add change without burning a hole in your pocket. A lot of kitchens have an island and this is typically where people do a lot of their prepping for cooking meals. If you don’t have an island or the space for one in your kitchen adding lights under your cabinet is a way to create space where you can prep meals. When it comes time to cook you can flip the lights on so you have good lighting and this makes your counters look more spacious. Adding new cabinets to your kitchen would be a last resort unless you have the budget to buy new cabinets! One tip when remodeling your kitchen is to save any leftover material for DIY projects.
Another thing you can do to spruce up your kitchen without having to actually remodel is buying new appliances. Maybe your appliances are old and outdated? New appliances can make your kitchen look brand new! Adding a new paint color in the kitchen and new decorative decor as well can add just the change you need. There are smaller ways to change the look in your kitchen without having to completely remodel.
According to HGTV 82% of people who remodel their kitchen have a greater desire to stay home after completing the project. Remodeling your kitchen or making small changes can increase the value of your home which will help in the long run when deciding to put your home up for sale. Or, if you’d rather simply buy another home with an updated kitchen and get rid of the one you have, contact The Paxton Group, we’d be honored to help!
Source: National Association of Realtors Research Department and HGTV.com