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7 Ways To Add Value To Your Sarasota, FL
Home With A Kitchen Remodel

Certain Upgrades In Your Kitchen Remodel Make
All The Difference

If you want to add value to your Sarasota, FL, home, look no further than remodeling your kitchen! A simple upgrade or a complete remodel can make all the difference for the look and feel of one of the most important places in your home.

Think about all the time you spend in your kitchen each day. It makes sense that the kitchen is a room many people tend to focus on when shopping for a house. Therefore, when buying a home with an impressive kitchen, buyers are willing to pay more since everyone wants their dream kitchen!

On average, a kitchen remodel can give homeowners an average return on investment of 52%. Of course, the numbers depend upon the level of modifications, but there’s no question that a kitchen update brings value to Sarasota, FL, homeowners.

Does that mean that any kitchen remodel you do will increase the value of your home? Could something as simple as having the cabinets refinished help the value of your home?

We have a list of seven changes to consider when planning your kitchen remodel – changes sure to bring happiness, functionality, and value to your home.

1. Kitchen Island 

Kitchen islands are one of those must-have items people search for when buying a home. Islands bring a functional and aesthetic upgrade that many crave. After all, a kitchen island not only adds storage and counter space, but you can style it with beautiful countertops and accents.

Before you start planning your kitchen island, be sure you have enough space to accommodate it. Work with a professional who knows what is needed to fit an island in your kitchen comfortably.

2. Cabinet Update 

Changing the look of your cabinets is one of the easiest ways to alter the look of your kitchen. Many find that changing the stain, paint, or even the hardware on their current cabinets creates a more modern look in their kitchen.

You can opt to have your kitchen cabinets refinished or change these out completely. The choice is up to you. However, always consider what materials your cabinets are made of and their current condition to find the best approach.

3. Upgrade Your Appliances 

Nothing helps a kitchen look better than upgrading the appliances. Upgrading your appliances is also a huge selling point and adds value to your Sarasota, FL, home. After all, who doesn’t want to buy a home with brand-new kitchen appliances?

When upgrading your appliances, be sure to consider several factors. These factors include:

  • Energy efficiency rating – more people are looking for those appliances that will cost less to run yearly.
  • Finishing – stainless steel is still one of the trending finishes.
  • Reputation of the appliance – great reviewed hardware impresses potential buyers.

The key to adding value to your home by upgrading your appliances is to not go completely top of the line with your choices, as going too high with appliances depletes your return on your investment.

4. Replace Countertops 

Countertops play a massive role in whether a person loves or hates a kitchen. If your countertops haven’t been updated in the past twenty years, they are most likely unappealing to buyers.

Dark, speckled granite was all the rage several years ago. Today, people tend to lean towards lighter countertops that are neutral and go with any decor.

If your countertops have not been updated in the past ten or more years, this is a kitchen remodeling project you must do that can be relatively simple.

5. The Work Triangle Layout 

How is your kitchen laid out? Do you have the “work triangle” that many professionals term a must-have for any kitchen?

The “triangle” is when the line between the sink, refrigerator, and stove is unobstructed, allowing you to work at these significant locations within the “triangle.” This layout creates the most efficient and user-friendly workflow possible.

If your kitchen does not have this triangle, then remodeling it to fit this idea could be worth your investment.

6. Lighting 

Something as simple as changing out the overhead light for a more modern fixture can make your Sarasota, FL, kitchen more appealing!

Consider not only choosing a new fixture but going with LED bulbs that are considered to be 85% more energy efficient and last 25 times longer than regular bulbs.

If you have dark areas in the kitchen, often seen under the cabinets, consider installing under-cabinet lighting to help lighten the room up. The lighter and brighter your kitchen is — the better off you will be.

7. Ingrained Storage 

Every kitchen needs storage. Whether it means adding in a pantry, opting for deep drawers on a kitchen island, or the like — storage is a must-have.

Remodeling your kitchen to add storage is not uncommon, and many people remodel their kitchens and make storage one of the must-have components on their list. You can easily add storage to your kitchen through better use of your cabinets by installing a pantry or even ceiling hooks for pots and pans.

Get Your Design Consultation For Your Sarasota, FL Home

If you are ready to have your Sarasota, FL kitchen remodeled to add value to your home, Gilbert Design Build is here to help.

Contact us today or call us at 941-757-3395 to get your design consultation for your kitchen remodel started.