What are my Room Renovation Options?
Any real estate agent will tell you that one of the best ways to increase the value of your property is to renovate, remodel and upgrade. But it may not be necessary to renovate your entire home in order to benefit. Market research reveals that the space in the house that potential buyers are most interested in is the kitchen. Not only does this mean that an outdated kitchen can make or break the sale but that buyers are often willing to pay more for a home with a remodeled kitchen. It is therefore best to invest your money in renovating the kitchen rather than the rest of the home, especially if you are on a limited budget. A kitchen renovation does not have to cost you an arm and a leg, however, the following room renovation options should take priority.
1. Cupboards And Drawers
The most effective way to transform a kitchen is to replace the kitchen cupboards. It may not be necessary to replace the cupboards in every kitchen and it may be possible to simply renovate and renew existing cupboards. As long as the cupboard style and finish match the rest of the home.
For example, a country style kitchen will compliment a cottage style home whereas a more modern look will be more suited to a townhouse in the city. If you are unsure about the most suitable style, contact an interior designer or a kitchen renovation specialist.
New appliances are one of the foremost items that potential buyers look at in the kitchen. The stove hob and oven are the primary attraction and should be replaced if too old. Other appliances such as the refrigerator and washer and dryer should also be new even if these items will not remain when you sell. They will however add to the overall aesthetic value of the kitchen.
3. Walls and Floors
A lick of paint and a new splash-back can brighten up and revitalize your kitchen. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors and textures. Floors should also be updated. Ask your kitchen renovation specialist for some ideas regarding the different types of flooring options that are suitable for a kitchen environment.
Lighting is a very important aspect in the kitchen. Dim or sparse lighting is not recommended and down lights are optimal to see well. Lighting can also be used to highlight certain features.
5. In General
The general look of the kitchen should also be updated. As mentioned before, the overall style should not only match but compliment the rest of the home. Open plan kitchens are ideal as this room, traditionally only reserved for cooking, has become a place to spend time with family and socialize.
A newly renovated kitchen will add the most value to your property and will provide the highest return on the money you invest in remodeling. To get the greatest benefit, it is advisable to opt for a professional renovation.
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