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Home Improvement Mission Kitchen: How To Strategize Your Approach
Remodeling your kitchen would immediately appreciate the value of your property by at least 5%; that is if the remodeling is substantial. If you are bringing in some state of the art features or some fixtures that would aesthetically or structurally transform the kitchen, then the impact on your property’s resale value or just the reevaluated price can be influenced by approximately 20%.
Many professional realtors would only upgrade the kitchen during home staging and make it look so alluring that homebuyers will find it hard to turn down. The failure to resist the temptation to cook in a well provisioned kitchen, the luxury of having some fine meals at a chic or sophisticated dining space and the aesthetic yet utilitarian prowess of the kitchen will always facilitate a quick sale.
Even if you are not selling your home, you should consider upgrading your kitchen as part of your home improvement mission. If you are wondering where to start or how to begin, then here is a brief but helpful guide.
- You need to understand the space you have to work with. We are not just talking about the vacant space that you would have for you to move around. We are talking about the space of the entire kitchen, in its entirety, in cubic feet or cubic meters. If you are not using the entire volume of space inside the kitchen, then you are not utilizing every bit of your real estate. From mounted shelves to concealed ductworks, there’s so much you can do and you can use every inch of the walls, ceilings and a major part of the floors as well. You don’t need a lot of idle space in the kitchen if you have no need for the same.
- Focus on utility over aesthetics. There is no sense in having a kitchen that looks spellbinding and then you have to waste several minutes to move from one appliance to another, to get some utensils and then to get some tableware, to get some cutlery and then to get some glassware. Aesthetics and utility can go hand in hand and endeavor towards that goal.
- Focus on accessibility. Any part of the kitchen that will remain accessible to insects, rodents, pests and all kinds of small miscreants should also be accessible to you. Do not let a thriving ground for wildlife and pesky undesirable friends simply because you have decked up your kitchen and many parts are inaccessible during cleaning.