Whether you want to stay or sell, remodeling your kitchen can add great value to your home. According to, a minor kitchen remodel offers the best return on investment (ROI) of any home remodel in Grand Rapids, coming in at 78.5%.
However, that doesn’t mean any kitchen remodel will automatically increase your home’s value. You’ll need to make strategic choices about how you invest your budget to maximize your return on investment.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are five ways to add value to your home with a kitchen remodel:
- Add a kitchen island
- Upgrade your cabinets
- Match your appliances
- Use neutral colors
- Increase storage space
1. Add a Kitchen Island
One of the best ways to add value to your home is with a kitchen island. Kitchen islands solve a variety of problems: they add more counter space, storage space, and even additional appliances such as built-in microwaves, mini fridges, or dishwashers.
Islands also are a great investment for your family, even if you don’t plan on selling for many years. The kitchen is often the family’s community area, serving as the backdrop to many parts of family life. Whether you’re cooking, baking, helping your children do their homework, playing games, or something else, a kitchen island can be the hub of your family’s busy life.
2. Upgrade Your Cabinets
An easy way to add value to your home is by upgrading your cabinets.
The great part about your cabinets is that there are both major and minor changes you can make that will still increase your kitchen’s value, depending on your budget. You can change your outdated hardware, update the face without changing the entire cabinet, or install entirely new cabinets for a brand new look. Money spent on cabinets can go a long way in making your kitchen look more stylish.
3. Match Your Appliances
If you decide to upgrade your appliances, take the next step and make sure they match.
Nothing says sleek like a kitchen with a matching refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and/or dishwasher. Coordinating your appliances makes your kitchen design look intentional, beautiful, and welcoming.
4. Use Neutral Colors
If getting a good ROI is your top priority, then make sure to avoid trends at all costs.
Investing in the latest trend may make your kitchen match what you see on home improvement shows, but it’ll only decrease in value as soon as trends change, which they always do. Stick to tried and true neutral colors, and choose quality materials over trendy touches.
5. Increase Storage Space
A kitchen remodel is a great opportunity to increase your storage space.
For example, make the switch to custom kitchen cabinets so your storage options meet your family’s unique needs. You can even make the most of your space by installing roll-out drawers or choosing cabinets that reach the ceiling.
Your storage options in the kitchen go beyond cabinets, though. As we stated earlier, islands are a great way to increase storage space. A walk-in pantry can also keep your inventory organized and out of sight.
Add Value with Your Dream Kitchen
Whether you’re excited to sell or looking to stay put, investing in a kitchen remodel is a great way to add value to your home. Our Grand Rapids, MI, kitchen remodeling contractors are here to help you build the kitchen of your dreams. Call Schultz Builders today at (616) 291-2646, or contact us online for a free consultation.