With the real estate market on the rise, kitchen renovations are at the top of many homeowners lists. Whether you have just purchased a home and are creating your dream kitchen, or sprucing your current kitchen up before putting your house on the market, experts have said that kitchen renovations produce the most equity.
According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s have seen an increase in sales as the real estate market has improved. Many homeowners are taking on renovations themselves and finding the courage and guidance to do so through home improvement television networks and shows.
Considering a DIY kitchen renovation? Here are a few tips:
– Demolition can be exhausting and expensive – Consider doing the demolition yourself and you could save as much as 20%!
– Save up to 75% on cabinetry by using ready to assemble cabinets purchased from the store, rather than having custom or semi-custom cabinetry installed.
– One last tip…this one may not save you money, but you won’t regret it. Always think about storage when remodeling a kitchen. Eliminating clutter from the counter tops is a great way to make the area feel more open. Creating storage areas, such as “appliance garages,” for items like your coffeepot, mixer, etc. as well as adding more pull out drawers versus cabinets, makes storing items such as pots and pans easier.
We hope you these kitchen home improvement tips are helpful! Happy renovating!