Whether you want to remodel your kitchen for you, or for an eventual re-sale, an upgraded attractive kitchen will make your home irresistible. According to the 2016 Cost vs. Value report a kitchen remodel can earn up to 83-percent return on your investment. To get the most bang for your buck, follow these rules from the kitchen pros at Central Construction Group of Indianapolis.
Keep it simple & functional
Don’t make your kitchen design too complicated. Think neutral colors that blend with many different styles. Select countertops, cabinets, floors, and backsplashes that are not too busy or loud. When you choose materials that appeal to the masses, you can’t go wrong. This means opting for high-quality stainless steel appliances rather than professional-grade models. Spend money on functional features such as pantry drawers, soft-close cabinet drawers and doors, and waste-recycling receptacle cabinetry.
Flip for new flooring
Just because it’s under-foot doesn’t mean it should be out-of-mind. Kitchen floors are a big part of the kitchen. Choosing the proper material for your floors can make the world of a difference. If your kitchen has old vinyl flooring, it’s time to upgrade. Kitchen floors can take a beating — particularly in the well-used paths between the refrigerator, sink and oven. Consider picking a material that is durable, easy to clean, and timeless.
When picking out your cabinetry, countertops, and appliances try to avoid the most expensive options – as well as the most inexpensive. The high end cabinetry made of exotic wood may not be the wisest choice, and you may not recoup your hard-earned money. Likewise, particle-board cabinets won’t wow anyone, and aren’t made to last. You may want professional-grade appliances, but they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you don’t think you’ll take it with you when you move, consider purchasing high-quality stainless steel appliances instead. Don’t cheap out, but try to find the middle road — avoid the highest- and lowest-end items and features.
Open up the space
If you have a larger budget for your kitchen renovation and your floor plan is one that doesn’t allow the kitchen to open up to other spaces in the home, it could be worth your while to knock out some walls. An open floor plan is very appealing to potential buyers, and also makes your space feel one with the rest of your home.
Pack some punch
Spring for items that add some visual interest. Lighting — such as under-cabinet fixtures — add ambiance and show off materials in the kitchen. Also, an updated backsplash is a quick and easy investment to add visual value to your home.
Don’t go over-the-top on countertops
No matter the price range of your home or budget, homeowners and homebuyers alike want to see nice countertops. That doesn’t mean you need to splurge on marble — but picking a high-end material such as granite is a sure winner. Remember, even stone like granite comes in varying price ranges. Try to choose a material that speaks to you and works well for your family, but don’t feel like you have to break the bank.
Want the perfect kitchen that also provides the best return on your investment? Our kitchen remodeling pros are here to ensure you get exactly what you want — from start to finish. Give Central Construction Group a call at 317.213.6246 and let us guide you through the process.