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Kitchen Remodeling – A Good Investment

Nov 18, 2015 | Kitchen

Function, Style & Value

Function & Style

Functionality should be the driving force of any kitchen remodeling project and the look and feel of the space are important, but is kitchen remodeling a good investment?  Remodeling 2108 Cost vs. Value states that kitchen remodeling can bring a return on investment of 56-81%.  Why not enjoy the updated kitchen you have always wanted.  You can begin the process by visiting showrooms so that you can see the products up close and get the opportunity to touch and feel cabinets, faucets etc… Next, decide on a budget as you consider your main priorities for your new kitchen and begin researching the basic elements of design.  Kitchen remodeling is a good investment.

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View details and photos of this Baltimore City Kitchen Remodel.

Today’s kitchens are increasingly part of an open floor plan with family rooms and dining areas with an average size of 200 to 300 square feet. A few other trends include a move towards simple and uncluttered looks, energy efficiency, and the use of natural materials. Many magazines and websites can whet your appetite and help you find the design that will meet your needs or visit a local design studio.

Some things to think about:

Efficiency – If your kitchen feels more like an obstacle course than an organized workplace is it time for a redesign.
Clutter –Now is your chance to take inventory of everything you need to store, then plan accordingly.
Kitchen Use – Consider how your family likes to prepare meals and entertain in your kitchen. Do you enjoy cooking alone or with someone? Is your kitchen a multi-purpose room where kids do homework and friends love to gather?

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View details and photos of this Ellicott City Kitchen Remodel.

Value – Kitchen Remodeling A Good Investment

Kitchen makeovers remain popular as homeowners strive to make their house a home that reflects their lifestyle.  Updating things like your kitchen or bathroom can actually be a smart investment. This investment to improve aesthetics and organization of the “heart of the home” still hold reasonable resale value.  Which is not always the case with all remodeling.  “People buying a house look first at kitchens and baths,” says Kermit Baker, director of the remodeling futures program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Kitchens and Baths can cost more to remodel, but they’re more likely to pay for themselves.  If you are adding rooms; a family room or a master suite this can tend to help with home sales. Bigger homes command higher prices.

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The best way to make sure your home improvement job goes smoothly is to make a clear plan. First, consider the budget for your remodel. Have ideas in advance and then communicate with your contractor regularly from the estimate through the entire project.  Contact Owings Brothers Contracting with any questions you may have regarding your kitchen remodel and also enjoy touring our gallery of kitchens to help make choices for your upcoming kitchen remodel.