Posted on January 10, 2019
It is true what they say: kitchens are the heart of the home. It is the place food is created, memories are made, and families gather together to exchange stories and ideas. The state of your kitchen also says a lot about your home as a whole. Having a modern and well-maintained kitchen is a great way to make sure your home is up-to-date. In order to ensure your home is on the cutting-edge of design, there are a few remodeling ideas you can do in your kitchen that will add the most value to your home. Even if you are not looking to sell your home anytime soon, keeping a modern kitchen will be helpful to your daily life in general.
Just like any other design trends, interior designs go through various phases. While granite countertops have been all the rage in the past, recently, homeowners are opting to install quartz countertops instead. As quartz countertops are typically less expensive than granite and are slightly easier to install, they will have a lower overall cost. This will be able to increase the value of your home, as the lower cost can increase the overall added value. Furthermore, quartz countertops are easier to maintain. They are a harder material that will not pit or chip as easily, and are also less porous, so they will be able to last longer throughout the years.
Another big trend in modern kitchens is having an intriguing backsplash in your kitchen. Installing a backsplash is an inexpensive way to add an eye-catching accent to your space. A newer focus in backsplashes is having one that goes from the countertop all the way up to the cabinets, leaving no wall space exposed. Additionally, modern materials, like subway tiles, metallic sheets, or glass tiles, are being used to draw attention to the backsplash as a decorative part of the kitchen, not just for functionality. Backsplashes can be used as a pop of color as well, to bring an interesting focal point to your modern kitchen.
Any realtor will tell you that one of the biggest selling point of a new kitchen, is upgraded cabinets. Outdated and outmoded cabinets will easily date your kitchen and can show that it hasn't been remodeled in awhile. Something as simple as refacing the cabinets can be a great way to ensure your kitchen is entered into the modern era. If your cabinets are on the older side, it might be better overall for the value of your home to replace the cabinets instead of refacing them. New cabinets made of wood or with a wooden finish are preferable to those made of a composite material, and will dramatically increase your home's resale value. In addition, new cabinets have a different construction and will be able to store more items in your kitchen, leading to an easier life for you and your family.
If you are ready to get started on your kitchen remodel, feel free to reach out to us for a free estimate. We are more than willing to work within your design aesthetic to give you the kitchen of your dreams! A modern kitchen will give you a modern home, and will help give your house increase value. For more information you can contact us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (703) 828-7414 today!