Whether you’re planning on selling your home now or in the future, investing in home renovations will add value to your property. Kitchen renovations are one of the most popular renovations and when compared to other remodelling jobs, can give a high return on investment. Photo Credit: Bond Contracting and Construction Inc. Kitchens are considered the heart of the home. It is where you cook, dine, entertain and spend time as a family. It is no wonder that kitchens are important to homeowners and just as important to home buyers. Any experienced real estate agent will tell you that the state of the kitchen can make or break a first impression from potential buyers. It’s the first room they’ll want to see pictures of in an online listing and the first to inspect at a showing. An updated kitchen is a big selling point. Not only can it help you attract qualified buyers and sell your home faster, you might get a higher price for your home when it sells. According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report for 2017, even a minor kitchen remodel can recoup over 80 percent of it’s cost. That means if you spent roughly $20,000 on a kitchen renovation, you can expect to increase your property value by at least $16,000. In addition to this increased dollar value, you will also be making your home more marketable. The kitchen remodels described by Remodeling Magazine transforms a functional but dated 200-square-foot kitchen. In this example, the cabinet boxes are left but are refaced with new doors, drawer fronts and hardware. The old appliances are replaced with new energy efficient models, laminate countertops are put in with a mid-priced sink and faucet and the walls and trim are repainted. An avid DIYer could tackle this project themselves or have it done professionally by general contractors in Calgary. You don’t have to break the bank to get your kitchen resale-ready. There are ways you can save on a kitchen renovation.  Choosing to reface your cabinets instead of replacing them with custom cabinetry, choosing a cost-effective laminate that mimics natural stone instead of installing granite countertops and simply giving the room a fresh coat of paint can make a big difference. You’re going to love your new kitchen and, when the time comes to sell, buyers will love it too. Posted by Liv Real Estate on
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