The kitchen is arguably one of the most important rooms in the house, especially when it comes time to sell your home. So, today we’re focusing on three easy things you can do to increase the perceived value of your kitchen, which will also increase the overall value of your home.
Nothing adds value and sophistication like adding a decorative element to your cabinets. This decorative element is not raised or arched panels. It’s something that goes on top of your cabinets: Crown Molding. Crown Molding is cheaper and easier than replacing your cabinets. It can make your other paint colors pop, can make the room look taller, and can even make your cabinets look more finished. In plainer kitchens, crown molding adds an air of elegance. In a fancier kitchen, crown molding contributes to the overall design. No matter what type of kitchen you have, it’s a great cost-effective way to add perceived value to your home.
Soft-Close Hinges and Drawer Boxes
The next way that you can add perceived value to your home by updating your kitchen is to add soft-close hinges and drawer boxes. This tiny change can make a world of difference, not just to the value of your home, but also for your own sanity. Soft-close hinges and drawer boxes prevent that banging cabinet sound that can suddenly ricochet through the house, by preventing the cabinet door or drawer from closing too quickly. They also extend the life of the paint or stain on your cabinets, because the impact of the door or drawer is virtually none. Homebuyers like these hinges because it can set your kitchen apart from another.
Add a Backsplash
The last way we recommend to add value to your home is to install a backsplash in your kitchen. Again, this is a very low-cost option and is fairly easy to do, even as a do-it-yourself project. Backsplashes can add a splash of color or design in an otherwise plain kitchen. They can also add to the overall design and bring various elements together. Backsplashes also add protection to the wall behind the sink which can become wet and dirty often, or even become damaged if not taken care of properly. One of the best things about backsplashes is you have almost endless options to customize. Don’t like bright colors? Go for neutral or even black and white. Want something more floral? Choose a mosaic tile with a flowery design. No matter what you choose, though, make sure you plan out where you want the backsplash to go. Many modern looks extend the backsplash out beyond the sink area, giving it a more cohesive look.
Basically, any decorative element can add value to your kitchen and home. These are three easy ways we recommend to our customers to get the most bang for their buck when updating their kitchen.