Top 15 Home Updates #7

Top 15 Home Updates #7!

#7 Major Kitchen Remodel!
Average return at resale: 91 percent

•A complete kitchen remodel in a mid-range home averages $43,862 and returns $39,920 at resale. That price buys 30 ft. of cabinets, an island, laminate counter-tops, stainless sink, wall oven, cook top, vinyl flooring and appliances.

•If your home’s value rises and your kitchen’s finishes don’t, do a major remodel rather than small fix-ups. Budget 10 to 15% percent of your home’s value remodeling the kitchen.

•Kitchens feel bigger when there are fewer obstacles. Removing cabinets over a counter gives a wide open feel. Make those counter-tops truly useful by creating an eating bar.

•An eat-in kitchen is a big plus – give it a deluxe touch with a built in banquet or bench and nice pillows.

•Local granite dealers that sell (or even give away) remnants then charge for cuts and installation can be a bargain option if you need 8 feet or less of counter-top.

•Planning to sell? Stick with neutral colors for walls and window treatments. Remodeling to please yourself? Choose colors you love.

•Tin ceiling tiles make an affordable, custom back-splash.

•Put your home in the best light. Perk up a dark kitchen with French doors that’ll let the sun shine in.

44.57% of people say they spend about 2-3 hours in their kitchen! So make sure you love your kitchen and feels like home!