- By RFMC Construction, Inc.
- In General Contractor, Home Improvement, Home Remodeling, Home Value, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling, Renovation
The kitchen – it’s where your family spends a lot of quality time together, and it’s also where you put your heart and soul into making meals that your loved ones will enjoy. When you host a get-together, it’s where guests inevitably gravitate to for lively conversation and snacks.
It’s no surprise then that house hunters often judge your home’s worth by the state of the kitchen. Located in the heart of your house, the kitchen can influence the selling price of the property – and the quality of the offers you will get.
That’s why kitchen renovations are one of the first upgrades you should consider when you’re looking to improve the look and function of your home, while maximizing your return on investment. Whether you’re refinishing cabinets, adding new hardware, installing new countertops, applying new paint or enhancing the lighting, an attractive kitchen will surely attract more quality buyers.
Even a small kitchen remodeling project that doesn’t involve replacing all the components can boost your home’s value by a significant amount. In fact, a number of experts suggest you should put your dollars into giving your kitchen a facelift rather than spending it on minor maintenance that people probably won’t notice. Even a minor kitchen remodel can recoup around 93 percent of its cost at resale, while a major kitchen upgrade can pay for itself entirely (or more).
One of the keys in unlocking the most potential in your kitchen is hiring a professional contractor that specializes in remodeling and renovations. It can ensure you’re getting the best value for your money, and can provide an accurate estimate as a cost calculator so there are no unpleasant surprises once you receive the final invoice.
Meanwhile, consider that the bathroom is another hot spot for potential buyers – so don’t bury a bathroom remodel job on your list of to-dos when you’re preparing your home for sale. You can expect a similar return on investment by upgrading your bathroom or adding a new one as you would from a kitchen renovation.
A good contractor not only provides quality workmanship, but can also offer great design ideas to help your home look and function at its best. It will also use quality materials and back up its work with a guarantee. Don’t hire the contractor unless you’ve seen some of the previous kitchen renovation projects completed by the company, or they have provided solid references.
Once you’ve hired the right contractor to complete the job, the only thing left to do is sit back and admire your new kitchen!