Your kitchen is one of the most highly utilized rooms in the home. It’s a gathering place. When you have guests over, this is where everyone eventually ends up. At the end of the day, the family makes their way to the kitchen for dinner and to talk about their day before bedtime. Because you spend so much time in it, don’t you want the kitchen to look great as well? Of course!
Apart from looking good, and improving the aesthetic of your home, a remodeled kitchen can add a great deal of value to your property as well. The kitchen and bathrooms are the rooms most purchasers will look for updates/remodeling in, when they’re buying a home. So, even if you plan on staying in your home for a few years, remodeling is a great way to increase resale value if (and when) you do eventually plan on transition into a new home with the family. Before you start the remodeling project, you’ll want to do some research.
Hiring the Right Contractor
It all begins with having the right personnel working in your home’s kitchen. A contractor should have a vision and should work with you, to bring it to life. What’s important to consider when hiring a kitchen remodeling contractor? These are a few important pieces of information you should know
- Are they licensed, bonded, and insured?
- Do they have years of experience in kitchen remodeling?
- Is the contractor more inclined to take on luxury jobs, or basic remodeling projects?
- Will they work with you and your desires, or simply try to sell you the priciest remodeling job possible?
- Do they have a solid reputation for quality work, and do they guarantee the work they do in your home?
Obviously, experience trumps all. But, do you really want to work with a contractor that won’t listen to a word you say, or doesn’t care about your needs when remodeling your kitchen? Of course not. So, you need to consider all relevant aspects as it relates to hiring the right team for the job.
Understanding What’s in (if you plan on selling)
Once you’ve chosen a contractor, the fun part begins. Again, buyers today want a kitchen that’s modern, remodeled, and has the latest appliances. If you plan on selling your home in the near future, some things you’ll want to consider adding in when remodeling the space are
- Stainless steel appliances and energy-efficient appliances
- New flooring
- Marble, stone, or quartz countertops
- “Smart” appliances (fridge, oven, etc)
- New cabinets that match the rest of the space
Obviously, you’re going to want to remodel the kitchen to look modern, and function as seamlessly as possible. This is what buyers are looking for, so you have to deliver. A remodeled kitchen can instantly pay for itself, and the ROI can be immense if you plan on reselling after remodeling.
Decorating and Remodeling for your Family’s Needs (if you plan on staying)
The ROI isn’t only there when you plan on selling, how about your family? Don’t you want to come home to a space you love and you can enjoy with your family? Most people would respond, yes. Therefore, it’s not only worth remodeling if you plan on selling your home in the near future, but also if you plan on staying there and enjoying the space with your family.
In these cases, however, you’re going to remodel for you. What do you want in the kitchen? Do you prefer stainless steel, or an eclectic blend of colors and materials? Do you want all hardwood floors, or do you prefer something that’s affordable and easy to clean, which still looks good? Every homeowner will differ on these design choices. So, when remodeling for your family, make sure you discuss the important details in design with your contractor, to ensure the new kitchen adds value for you and your family.
Remodeling the kitchen is one of the best ways to instantly increase your home’s value, whether you plan on living there for the next 20 years, or selling in the next 2 months. If you’re ready to remodel your kitchen in Scottsdale, Habitat Renovations Is a Top Kitchen Remodeling Contractor you can rely upon for remodeling services. Visit our site to schedule a consultation or give us a call today to learn more about our remodeling expertise!
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