If you are trying to decide on a remodeling project to increase the value of your home, kitchen upgrades are a great choice. A modern, updated kitchen is one of the top priorities for new home buyers; however, this does not mean that you need to perform an entire remodel. By adding a few major upgrades to your kitchen, you can greatly increase its value without breaking the bank.
Here are our choices for the ultimate kitchen upgrades of 2013
Gourmet Cooking Features
One aspect of kitchen design that is quickly rising in popularity is going gourmet. More and more homeowners want to have a kitchen that provides them with a full range of appliances that have gourmet cooking features. Such features allow you to fully maximize the use of your kitchen and prepare exciting new meals that your family will love. When upgrading your appliances, choose those with features that are both practical and will allow you to expand the range possibilities in your kitchen.
Another valuable kitchen upgrade is adding new cabinets and storage space. Convenience is key for the storage in your kitchen, and cabinets should be easily accessible and logically placed within your kitchen design. Right now, neutral finishes are popular for kitchen cabinets, as they add a simple touch and reflect a modern style. Having high-end cabinets can make a huge difference in the overall look of your kitchen.
When remodeling your kitchen, updating major appliances is one project that is worth its cost. This would include adding a new oven, cooktop, or range. Currently, induction cooktops are very popular. These use induction heating rather than heat transfer, making it the process both quicker and more energy efficient. While induction cooktops do require special cookware, the bring significant benefits in terms of energy use and will make your kitchen much more modern. If you choose to add a range to your kitchen, find one with added features such as a warming drawer as well as adjustable racks for convenience.
When it comes to the countertops in your kitchen, solid styles are the leading choice. There are many different styles of solid countertops, including laminate (a cost-effective option), poured concrete, quartz, granite, marble, other natural stones, stainless steel, and even recycled glass for the environmentally-conscious. Stainless steel is especially popular for 2013, as it appears contemporary and meshes well with the needs and design of a gourmet kitchen.
Last but not least, upgrading your flooring is another top kitchen remodeling project for 2013. Because the kitchen sees a lot of traffic on a daily basis, the floors tend to show visible wear and tear more quickly than other parts of your home. When choosing new flooring, go with a high quality option, such as hardwood. Vinyl is also a good choice, so long as it is top of the line. If you choose tile for your floors, utilize larger squares rather than smaller, as this style is more modern and higher-end.
Contact RH Homes today to discuss our kitchen remodeling services.