Kitchen Renovations & How They Increase a Home’s Value

Kitchen Renovations Increase Home Value

While a large majority of people will renovate their kitchen because they need a boost in aesthetics or convenience, there are other benefits that come along with this type of project. One of the main benefits of a kitchen renovation that many people overlook happens to be a significant increase in your home’s value overall. The amount that value will increase will depend on other factors of the home, as well as how much work you put into renovating your kitchen, but once all is said and done, rest assured you will see an increase in the listing price for your place.  

While we now know that kitchen renovations increase a home’s value, the next question is how they do so. This answer involves a lot of different factors working together, and today we here at Orange Contracting would like to talk about each of them in detail. 

Upgraded Appliances 

Appliances play a huge part in not just redesigning the look of your kitchen, but maxing out overall functionality and convenience as well. When you want the value of your home to increase, our team highly recommends getting rid of old appliances that are generally outdated, and replacing them with newer, more advanced ones. Energy efficiency is a must in desired homes these days, so always be on the lookout for energy efficient appliances when you’re considering buying new ones. Hopefully it will not be too difficult, as a large majority of appliances that are now made come with energy efficiency built-in. 

Renewed Countertops 

When your kitchen space looks worn down or generally outdated, one of the best ways to fix this is by replacing your countertops. With something as simple as this, you can turn a once tacky kitchen into a thing of pure beauty. The magic is in choosing the right material (that aligns with your budget), as well as the proper colour. If you know that you’ll be spending a bit more time in your home and you don’t plan on moving anytime soon, look into more durable materials for your countertops so they don’t wear down when the time to move comes around. Some popular countertop choices include quartz, laminate, granite and concrete. When in doubt, do ample research so you can figure out which one best matches your kitchen’s style and purpose. 

A Well Thought-Out Floor Plan 

When people are looking to buy a home, the last thing they want to see is a crammed, tiny kitchen. There are a lot of ways that one can inadvertently create this look, and one of the biggest culprits to this impression is a messy floor plan.  

When you and your contractors work to figure out a floor plan that works with your home’s needs and not against them, the look of your kitchen will change exponentially. When changing around this blueprint, always be on the lookout for ways to maximise the feeling of space and openness in your kitchen. The more open concept a kitchen is, the more warm and inviting it will feel to potential homebuyers. 

Things To Avoid 

While there are many factors that go into increasing the value of your home, there are other unnecessary projects that don’t add any value (and in some cases reduce value) on your home. Some of these include: 

  • Wallpaper: Wallpaper tends to always be a personal preference, and therefore narrows down the chances of a group of potential homebuyers to align with that value. Wallpaper is also extremely difficult to remove, and can look extremely tacky if not chosen properly. Avoiding this will help keep your home looking good to a wide audience of potential buyers. 
  • Brightly Painted Walls: While we understand that incorporating bright colours here and there can be fun, avoid applying this logic to your kitchen walls. Seeing as your walls take up a very large majority of your kitchen space, bright colours will not only look out of place, but also make a kitchen design look inconsistent and unpleasant to a fair amount of people. This doesn’t mean we recommend avoiding colour altogether though— pastels and more desaturated colours can work really well and create a space that looks beautiful to you and any potential buyers.  

How Our Team Can Help 

While we hope that all of the advice above helps with your kitchen renovation, another really important step of the process is finding the right contractors to work with. Here at Orange Contracting, our team has worked on kitchen renovations for years as well as a variety of other home renovation services. With all of our experience combined with a strong value for customer satisfaction, we bring a product to the table that leaves you happy and certain you made the right decision. To learn more about how to begin a Kitchen Renovation in Newmarket with us, be sure to call our team at (416) 817-2590 today.