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Remodeling Your Home to Get the Best Return on Investment

May 10, 2017
Remodeling Your Home to Get the Best Return on Investment

With so many options, it’s smart to know which remodeling improvements can get you the best return on your investment by increasing your home’s value. Even if you’re not thinking about selling any time soon, a kitchen or bathroom renovation can positively impact your life and make your house feel like new again.

Remodel one room or the entire house

From minor changes to major transformations, home renovations come in many different sizes. With visual upgrades, you can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any room. On the other end of the spectrum, structural overhauls and additions completely change the layout of your home.

Here is some insight into how a kitchen or bathroom reno can add value while also making your everyday life a lot better.

Remodeling Your Home to Get the Best Return on Investment

How much value does a kitchen remodel add to your home?

If you watch home renovation shows, you probably have a good idea what a dream kitchen can look like. From quartz countertops to high-end custom cabinetry to concealed appliances, kitchens today are as innovative as they are beautiful.

Most homeowners want a well-designed, open kitchen that flows seamlessly with the adjoining rooms in the house. Sounds great, right? But how do you determine a budget breakdown for certain items? If you want your remodel to have the best potential for a return on your investment (ROI), you need to be strategic with how you spend your money.

How to pick the right kitchen finishes

Whether your style is contemporary, traditional or industrial, there are no rules when choosing materials and finishes for your new kitchen. Three of the biggest decisions you make will most likely be countertops, cabinetry and flooring.

Here are some kitchen countertops worth the investment:

  • Granite: Tried and true over the years, this stone is popular for its beauty and durability.
  • Quartz: Engineered quartz contains polymer resins to make it hard and durable.
  • Marble: Timeless and classic with gorgeous color and pattern options.
  • Stainless Steel: Commonly used in restaurants, this offers a clean industrial look.
  • Cement: Growing in popularity, it comes in different colors and finishes.

Choosing the best kitchen cabinets

Not only are they a focal point in your kitchen, your family will be using the cabinets daily. When selecting the best cabinetry, invest in quality materials. Cheap cabinets, on the other hand, will show wear and tear more quickly.

Benefits of custom cabinetry:

  • Options: Choose the style, material, hardware, size, and configuration.
  • Durability: Cabinets made by hand, with quality materials, are built to last.
  • Perfect Fit: Make smart use of your space by utilizing all the nooks and crannies.

Remodeling Your Home to Get the Best Return on Investment

Finding a kitchen floor that is right for you

Do you have kids and/or pets running through your house? Do you entertain often? Do you have an open floor plan? These are only a few questions that can help you decide on the right flooring material for your kitchen.

Kitchen flooring options to suit your lifestyle

  • Hardwood: Long lasting, durable and hypoallergenic, hardwoods can be refinished to last a lifetime.
  • Ceramic tile: Stain, scratch and moisture-resistant, design options run the gamut.
  • Laminate: Easy to maintain with a natural shine and luster.
  • Vinyl: Resilient and cushioning, also absorbs sound (great for noisy households).
  • Cork: Eco-friendly, anti-microbial, fire-resistant, and super comfy to stand on.

Smart kitchen remodeling investments if you plan on selling your home soon:

  • Expand the space by removing a wall.
  • Neutral color palettes and classic fixtures appeal to more buyers.
  • High-end appliances will make your renovation feel more finished.
  • Increase natural light by adding windows or sky lights.

Remodeling Your Home to Get the Best Return on Investment

How much value does a bathroom remodel add to your home?

A bathroom is arguably the most used room in a house. After all, this is where we start and finish each day. Whether you are selling your home or plan to live there the rest of your life, a bathroom renovation can add value to your home, and just make you feel good.

Pedestal sinks are pretty, but they offer no storage. Plus, two sinks have become the standard in new construction for master baths. Here are some bathroom renovation ideas to consider:

  • Replace outdated features: New light fixtures, faucets, hardware, and shower heads modernize and update a bath instantly.
  • Water-efficient toilet: Save on your water and sewage bills with a dual flush toilet.
  • Double sinks: With the popularity of his and her sinks, sharing a sink is no longer an option.
  • Add space: If you can’t knock down a wall, make a small bathroom feel bigger with lighting and design elements.
  • Create storage: Cabinets under the sink or on the wall, storage towers, and vanity niches add valuable storage space for towels and toiletries.

Remodeling Your Home to Get the Best Return on Investment

A great home remodel can improve your everyday life.

Whether you want a kitchen that functions as efficiently as a restaurant or a relaxing, spa-like master bath with a huge soaking tub, we know successful projects start by listening to our client’s needs. Once we understand your family’s lifestyle, we design a solution that can transform your everyday home life.

What others may see as just another job, we at Ketron Custom Builders see as another opportunity to enhance someone’s life while also increasing your home’s value. Got a kitchen or bathroom remodeling idea for your home? Call us today and tell us about it (740) 587-4442.