There is no question that an updated kitchen brings a copious amount of value to a home.  Many new homeowners in the market have a particular idea of what their new kitchen should look like and the value it can bring to the home. If your kitchen is lacking in updates and finesse, below are some kitchen remodeling trends to consider implementing in order to increase your property value before you sell.

 

1. Adding a Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands tend to come and go out of style but right now, they’re in. For your island addition, try changing it up a bit with a waterfall edge design. You can also use solid surface materials for the counter-tops. Engineered quartz counter-tops are extremely  hot right now. They look amazing, too! By adding an island with quartz counter-tops, you can deliver a one-two punch of increased property value that’s sure to impress.

 

2. Dark Colored Cabinets

Light-colored cabinets are out, and dark ones are in. By replacing lighter colored material, like pine, with darker wood, such as mahogany, oak, or maple. If a  full-on replacement of cabinetry is not in the cards, selecting a darker stain for the overlay will be more appealing to potential home buyers.

 

3. Reclaimed Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are a very desirable addition to a home , particularly grey wood flooring. Reclaimed grey wood floors are an especially great choice t Not only do they possess a unique, rugged charm, they are also inexpensive and incredibly durable. The dollar-for-dollar value is great and will provide a big boost to the property value of a home. 

 

4. Adding More Storage

Who doesn’t want more storage? Adding more storage to a home prior to putting it on the market may help sway a buyer into presenting an offer. There are plenty of options, including bigger cabinets, new shelves, and more pantry space. Don’t forget the dark stain choice if new cabinets are installed!  

 

5. Shiny New Faucets

Kitchen faucets often look dirty or dingy after years of daily use in a home. They may have a chipped or faded finish as well rendering them undesirable for a potential homeowner. If you are looking to sell your home, chances are your faucets could use an upgrade.. Introduce new faucets featuring a shiny new finish to add that final missing piece to your kitchen remodeling efforts.  Split-finishes are trending right now for faucets, so bring in some dueling textures or contrasting colors for ultimate effect. They do not have to be shocking contrasts. You can even add a more decadent option, like a black faucet with a matte finish, for example.

 

Your Kitchen Will Leave a Big Impression

Adding property value to a home is as simple as upgrading your kitchen with one or more of the ideas presented above. These kitchen remodeling trends are the hottest on the market. By adding reclaimed hardwood floors, dark cabinets, split finish faucets, more storage space, or an island, you can be rest assured that your kitchen is pulling its weight when it comes to resale value.

 

Mandy Lee is a contributor to Innovative Green Building Materials. She is a blogger and content writer for the building materials industry. Mandy is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that increase property value, maximize energy savings, and turn houses into homes. 

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