Top 15 Home Updates #3

Top 15 Home Updates. #3

#3 Minor Kitchen Remodel!

Average return at resale: 98.5 percent

•A minor kitchen remodel averages a recoup rate of 98.5%. Go for the minor remodel when your kitchen needs a cosmetic update and not a drastically different floor plan.

•A $15,000 kitchen update covers 30 feet of re-facing for cabinets and drawers, a new wall oven, cook-top, sink and fixtures, laminate counter-tops and resilient flooring.

•Put recessed lights 3’ to 5’ apart on center and 18″ from cabinets to light the counter-tops.

•If your home is worth more than $500,000 go with stone or trendy glass counter-tops.

•Cover the old vinyl with floor leveler so the pattern doesn’t bleed through. You can’t put a second layer of vinyl on if the sub-floor in below-grade concrete.

•Brighten up the kitchen by giving your old wood cabinets new character. Just sand and paint — it’s a whole lot less expensive than buying new ones.

•Don’t forget window treatments. Changing drapes and window molding is an inexpensive way to add decorator detail.

Look and see how small modifications can change the entire look of your kitchen!