Homeowners use their kitchens daily, and many wonder how they can add value to the space, whether they want an aesthetic upgrade or to sell their home.
According to the 2022 Remodeling Impacts Report, kitchen upgrades have a 67% cost recovery. Additionally, 30% of Realtors recommended doing a simple kitchen upgrade before selling.
With those numbers in mind, let’s look at the top six areas you can upgrade to add value to your kitchen.
Next to cabinets, countertops take up the most space in your kitchen. All your prep work happens here, as do most of the spills and messes.
If you are looking to give your kitchen a makeover, changing the countertops can add a lot of value. After the renovation, keep your counters looking shiny and new by cleaning them regularly.
The backsplash behind the sink provides another opportunity for adding value to your kitchen. The area is often covered in a durable material like tile. Replacing the backsplash is an excellent kitchen upgrade that adds value. The backsplash is an economical upgrade, as it is a small section that can significantly impact the look and feel of your kitchen.
Consider a new look or fresh color when choosing a backsplash. It’s an opportunity to refine the kitchen’s overall appearance or add a pop of color.
The sink is another area that can make a kitchen shine. You might think a kitchen sink is purely functional, but it is much more than that. The faucet alone can help emphasize the design style you are looking for. For example, you can use a modern design like the Artifacts® Kitchen Sink Faucet. It features a single outlet with a level to control water temperature and pressure. The chrome finish is easy to clean, and the sleek design offers a contemporary finish.
There are also touchless sink faucet options available. Once you have set the level to your preference, a swift movement will start and stop the water.
Kitchen sinks come in a variety of styles and shapes. For example, you can opt for a classic dual metal sink or a ceramic single kitchen basin option. It all depends on your preferences.
There are two approaches to renovating your cabinets as part of your kitchen home improvement plan. You can do an upgrade or a complete replacement. The motivation for replacing the entire fixture is you can change the layout, materials and overall design. However, you might find that painting your cabinets or replacing their hardware is enough to add value to your home.
Every year, the appliance industry strives to be greener and more sustainable. You can reduce your monthly energy costs by upgrading to energy-efficient appliances. Energy-efficient appliances could increase your home’s value, and brand-new chrome appliances will also give your kitchen a fresh look.
You can also purchase some unique appliances as part of your kitchen renovation, like a hidden microwave. These types of appliances may increase your home’s appeal in the eyes of potential buyers.
Flooring can significantly impact the look of your kitchen. If your current floors are damaged or old, a flooring renovation can add a lot of value to your kitchen and home. Many different flooring options are available, from tile to luxury vinyl tile (LVT). The end result can change the entire look and feel of the room.
The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless and include increasing your home’s value in terms of costs and functionality. When you’re looking for cabinets, countertops or hardware for your kitchen, we’re here to help. Our design services and factory-direct products can add value to your kitchen and home.