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Home Renovation Series Part 2: Creating Your Dream Kitchen

The kitchen is known as the heart of a home. The tie to love and food shows in our desire to have our dream kitchens as it's the perfect place to not only show your love of cooking but also for socializing and entertaining guests.

Why is the kitchen is important in a home? One of the top rooms that cause a buyer to fall in love with a home is the kitchen. Upgrading your kitchen is known as one of the home upgrades projects you can do for a greater return on investment especially if you are planning to sell your home in the future. Here's how you can update your dream kitchen that you will love and future buyers will also love.

Update cabinets and add lighting

Rather than the classic maple or dark cabinets, choosing a lighter shade of cabinets is a great option such as cream, beige, or similar lighter shades. Lighting is known to help create an illusion of a bigger space so adding lightings to your kitchen or kitchen cabinets will give it an extended height and give your kitchen a bigger feel. Lighted cabinets can also be a great space to store precious keepsakes.

Remove the raised height counters

A raised height counter or bar height counter seating is usually about 41″-43″ off the floor to the countertop.  This is approximately 6” higher than the standard 35″-40″ kitchen counter height typically used throughout the rest of the kitchen design which helps conceal a busy and possibly cluttered workspace when in useAlmost every home that is older than five years old has a raised height kitchen counter. Removing these raised height counters will give you more space to cook and socialize. It also gives a bigger look to your kitchen.

Update your countertops

One of the cheapest ways to update your kitchen is by updating your countertops. Instead of using brown and black granite for your countertops, light or quartz countertops are a great choice. Quartz is exceptionally durable. The resin included in quartz countertops is almost indestructible and a top choice for homebuyers of all culinary skill levels.

If you are updating your kitchen, quartz countertops are something to consider as buyers love them.

Selecting and updating the backsplash

Updating your backsplash is also a cheap way to update your kitchen without breaking the bank. Your backsplash should bring all the elements and colors of your kitchen together. Looking at inspirations at Pinterest could help you in this part.

Updating your kitchen fixtures

Some of the simple updates you can do in your kitchen would be updating fixtures such as the faucet, sink, new cabinet handles, etc.

Kitchens are the heart of the home where memories are created, nourishment is cultivated, and where people spend most of their time that's why having a home with a good kitchen is always a great option. Kitchens are known as one of the best places in your home to invest in. In fact, 80% of homebuyers list the kitchen as 1 of their top 3 most important spaces. That's why it's important to make sure that you are making the right choices when renovating your kitchen for a better return on investment or ROI.

Stay tuned for more tips on renovating and photos of the progress.