Thursday, May 21, 2020

Kitchen Remodeling Trends That Increase Your Property Value!


This post is provided by Matt Lee.

Kitchen remodeling projects involve redesigning the kitchen’s layout, creating new forms and updated, energy-efficient functionality. Whether you are actively looking to sell or plan on staying in your home for many years to come, kitchen remodels can have a significant impact on your home’s value.

Many kitchen remodeling options that maximize the resale value of the home deal with the materials used for countertops, wall backsplashes, and floors. Just how much a kitchen remodel will add to the value of your home depends on many factors, including the materials used for countertops and flooring, the quality and functionality of the appliances, and the overall energy and cost efficiency of the remodeled kitchen.

Countertops

Countertops set the tone and character of your kitchen and can make the most significant impact on prospective buyers. Modern technological advances have opened up the options for high quality, durable materials to give your kitchen countertops strong and attractive surfaces for your most important room. Upgrading kitchen countertops as part of a comprehensive remodeling project is an essential element to increase the value of your home. Granite and solid surface kitchen countertop ideas in your remodeling project design will bring added beauty and functionality to your new kitchen.

Granite kitchen countertops are constructed from ground quartz and binding resins to provide a durable surface that is resistant to heat, stains, and moisture. Available in standard and waterfall countertop edge options, granite countertops come in just about any color or finish and are spotted with unique veining in each slab. Granite countertops will retain a pristine appearance for many years of regular use and serve to increase the value of the home.  

Updating Kitchen Floors

Using the same flooring material throughout the entire level where your kitchen resides will make the home appear larger and add resale value. Installing the right kind of flooring material can result in a direct return on your investment when it comes time to sell.

Hardwood floors in kitchen remodeling projects are a rising trend that will add a classic look that is easy to maintain and will last for many years. Grey tone wood flooring flooring has become an extremely popular kitchen flooring option that looks great and is becoming a standard to help increase home values through kitchen remodeling projects.

Updating Windows

Replacing or adding windows as part of a remodeling job provides beauty and adds natural light to the ambiance of your kitchen. There is a wide range of kitchen window types and styles on the market that will match your décor and needs. From a garden window above the sink to an expansive picture window showing off your view, energy-saving windows that help to keep utility bills low will also add resale value to your home.

Cabinetry

Updating kitchen cabinets during a remodel will define the look and style of your new kitchen and can have a real impact on your home’s resale value. Great looking and functional cabinetry designs make a kitchen look excellent and practical at the same time. Prospective buyers will not just look at the outside of your kitchen cabinets; they will want them to be well organized and plotted out to make the best use of the kitchen as a whole during meal preparation and storage.

Lighting

When designing a kitchen remodel the lighting plan can make a major impact on the way your new kitchen will look and work. Properly designed and installed ambient, accent, and task lighting can make a big difference in the look and functionality of your new kitchen. 

Kitchens are most often a central hub of the house where people gather to cook, eat, and socialize. It is the most-trafficked area of your home, and the first room prospective buyers typically inquire about when looking to buy a home. Remodeling your kitchen is one of the best investments a homeowner can make. 

Matt is a contributor to Innovative Green Building Materials. He is a blogger and a content writer for the building materials industry. Matt is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that increase property value, maximize energy savings, and turn houses into homes.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day!










Today is the day to celebrate all wonderful and hardworking moms! May your day be filled with lots of love, laughter and kisses.