Which rooms in your home do you spend the most time in? For most, it’s definitely the kitchen and bathrooms. Even if you are not planning on selling your home anytime soon, one of the big questions most people ask us is which rooms they should have renovated to increase the overall value of the house. If you decide to invest your time and money into remodeling your home, make sure that you’re investing in a project that will add value to your home and give you the return on investment needed to sell. Because they are usually the first thing buyers look at when touring a property, remodeling the kitchen and/or bathrooms is a guaranteed way to add increased value to your home.
The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. A well-done kitchen can completely transform the feel of a home; however, certain improvements can provide a higher return on your investment than others. Depending on the extent of your kitchen remodels, you could recoup as much 70 percent of your total renovation costs. This will be apparent to potential buyers when you are ready to sell the house, and immediately make it more attractive to them.
There are certain things you should keep in mind when planning your kitchen makeover. Make sure your kitchen is bright and has an open space. Adding windows above the sink is a great way to make the space brighter. When choosing your countertops, go for granite or pulverized quartz that looks like granite. Lastly, keep the style and color scheme simple. Think neutral for countertops, cabinets, floors, backsplashes and appliances. This ensures that any buyer could potentially see their style working in the space.
We all know we can’t live without our bathrooms. Whether it’s a half-bath for guests or a grand master bath, luxurious touches can go a long way. By replacing outdated features with modern appliances and fixtures (like energy efficient baths, toilets and sinks), you can potentially increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars. In addition to getting a higher return, you will be able to sell your house much more easily when the time comes.
Outdated features are not the only turn off to potential buyers when it comes to the bathroom, it can also hurt the sale if there are too few for the size of the house. For instance, if you only have one bathroom in your home, don’t spend time remodeling. Invest your time and money into adding a second bathroom, automatically increasing the value of your home.
How We Can Help
At Luxury Bath & Kitchens, we are not just the designer, the contractor or the supplier… we are all three! Our mission is to make your visions for your home become a reality. We work with you to inspire, brainstorm and build your dream bathroom or kitchen. With our in-house construction crews, you know that the integration from concept to construction will be as seamless as possible with our never-ending commitment to communication and quality. Contact us today to begin your kitchen or bathroom remodeling process and increase the value of your home.