If you are thinking of investing in your home with some home renovations, chances are you are asking what room you should start on. Upgrading the kitchen is one of the easiest and best ways to increase the value of your home. You may be leaning towards a small change such as paint and hardware changes, or maybe something more extensive such as new floors and countertops. Either way, the kitchen is a great place to start.

 The Kitchen

Many times, it has been said that the kitchen is in the heart of the home, and for a good reason. Your kitchen is a high-traffic area used for many things, from cooking meals to family gatherings, hosting guests, gathering around the table for homework, and maybe even a friendly card game. Kitchens are used for so many things, and a few simple updates can significantly impact the value of your home. 

Areas to Upgrade

 Now you may be wondering what areas you should look into upgrading in the kitchen. We have compiled a list of things we think you should start with. 

Floor Plan

If your home and budget allow it, opening up your kitchen floor plan is always a great idea. Tearing a wall down going into the living room and adding an island can give you a more open concept that buyers are looking for. It can also make your home warm, open, and inviting.

Countertops

Something as simple as updating your countertops can give your kitchen a fresh look. Some of the popular options are quartz, granite, laminate, and concrete.

Floors

A valuable upgrade you can do anywhere in your home is replacing your floors. Installing or refinishing hardwood floors will bring you a high return on investment and always pays off.

Appliances

If you have been in a home with older appliances from the 1970’s you know that older appliances can make your entire home look dated. When upgrading your appliances look for models that are energy efficient and can help lower the monthly energy bill. You may also want to opt for stainless steel appliances as they can give your kitchen a beautiful, more high-end look.

Cabinets

Cabinets are the first thing people notice when they come into a kitchen. What kind of impression are your current cabinets giving off? You can upgrade their look by giving your cabinets a new coat of paint, or for a more expensive remodel, you can get custom cabinets in the space.

Smaller projects

 A few smaller projects you can do in the kitchen that will give you some bang for your buck include painting the walls a color that will compliment your home, changing out the dated hardware on your cabinets and drawers, and updating your lighting. These are all easy projects that most homeowners can do themselves without having to hire a contractor. 

Added Value

If you want to renovate your kitchen and update it, it is important to think about what you like. Try to make your kitchen fit with the theme in the rest of your home but make it inviting and easy to use for your family. Minor kitchen renovation has a higher ROI, while major renovations are not as high. Whatever you decide, the team at Cavalier Builders is here to help. Call us today.