You walk into the kitchen a dozen or more times per day. You have gotten to the point where you have to close your eyes and navigate like a blind person to the cabinets to get a glass and then to the refrigerator to get some milk. You’re so sick of seeing the cabinetry in the condition it is in, but you’re not sure what you can do about it. After all, this was the kitchen that came with the house when you bought it. Is custom cabinetry even an option at this point?
A kitchen remodel is a big job, and when it comes to big jobs on our homes we tend to want to put them off. It never seems to be the right time to do any kind of project that will require shelling out a decent amount of money. You want to do it right if you’re going to do it. So when is the right time ever the right time?
One way to look at a kitchen remodel is what it can do for you on the back end. I quality custom kitchen remodel will typically bring you a 72.8% return on your investment. This includes a full custom cabinetry remodel as well. So, if the cost of an average kitchen remodel is $19, 226 as it was in 2015, that means that you can expect to get an ROI of about $13,996. Not too bad in the end, and you can open your eyes from now on when you need a glass of milk at 3am.
When you do a kitchen remodel, you have more than the custom cabinetry to decide on. What are you going to do by way of the appliances? These days, there are many different options when it comes to appliances and what they can do for you. In a 2013 survey by Houzz, respondents said they preferred appliances that were incorporated into the custom cabinetry. Many of them will hide away when the cabinets are closed, concealing them from sight during the time they are not in use.
Remodeling your kitchen is more than just an exercise in making it look more attractive. Functionality must be a part of the endgame or it’s not going to be worth the money you spend. A good looking kitchen will make you want to eat more at home, but if the functionality is not improved as a result of the remodel, all you end up having is custom cabinetry and new appliances that do what your old ones did.
When you plan or have someone help you plan your kitchen remodel, consider all aspects of what your new kitchen will have to offer. At the end of the day, the money you spend on your remodel will be well spent only if you can enjoy the finished product. If you can, then enjoy it and look forward to getting 72.8% of your money back whenever you decide to sell your house.