Kitchen design ideas of decades past were very different from modern ones. Modern design calls for a kitchen space integrated with the rest of the house. Use of the work triangle concept helps keep the space functional while beautiful cabinets make it flow with the home’s decor. If your kitchen is more than 20 years old, doing a kitchen redesign can improve its functionality as well as adding a lot to your home’s value.
Planning a kitchen redesign involves more that picking new cabinets and appliances. If you are going to the trouble of replacing everything in the room, it is the time to look at making any layout and structural changes.
Is the kitchen closed off from the rest of the house? Integrating it into the rest of the house will modernize your home. Even opening up a wall or creating a large pass-through to the dining room will make it feel more spacious. Layout changes can also make your kitchen more functional. Make sure you can reach the sink, stove, and refrigerator efficiently. Adding counter space to either side of the sink and stove will make the kitchen more functional.
What can you expect to add to your home’s value with a kitchen redesign? The value added often depends on the neighborhood, age of the home, and how much the renovation cost. On average, a conservative kitchen redesign can return about 98 percent of the cost to the home’s value. So, a $50,000 kitchen redesign may give an extra $49,000 to the value of the house.
Finding the best suppliers for your kitchen redesign will influence the cost of the total project. Many homeowners find doing some of the work themselves can save them money. Keeping the renovation costs lower means you will get more value without spending more money.
Cabinets are the most expensive part of any kitchen redesign. Select your cabinets from a reliable supplier and have them install them. It will give you the polished finished look your new kitchen deserves.