How to Increase the Value of Your Home with Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations
If you’re considering upgrading your home and wondering where to start, you might want to think about renovating your kitchen and bathroom. Renovations in these rooms will increase the value of your home and grant you the highest possible return on your investment. Here’s how to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.
Use Natural Materials
Wood and stone are not only more durable than manmade materials, they’re also highly prized for their aesthetic appeal. If you’re planning on selling your home within the next few years, renovating with natural wood and stone will make a fantastic impression on potential buyers. Either way, using these materials to renovate will increase the value of your home. We recommend granite or quartz for bathroom vanities or kitchen countertops. If you’re looking for a marble design that doesn’t stain easily, quartz such as Cambria or Caesarstone is one of the most sought-after countertop materials on the market due to its durability. Although quartz can be more expensive than granite, we think it is the best material on the market. For authentic wooden kitchen cabinets, maple and oak are classic choices for kitchens and bathrooms. If you’re looking for a painted look, we suggest MDF (medium-density fibreboard) to avoid cracking. Solid wood doors are made from five pieces glued together. As the natural material expands and contracts, it can create hairline cracks in the paint. Unlike natural wood, MDF doors are made of one solid piece of material with the door profile machined out. Millbrook Cabinetry Inc. is available to design, build and install the kitchen and bathroom renovations in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.
Work with the Design Elements Already in Your Home
While ultra-luxe design features in kitchens and bathrooms are great at resorts and hotels, in most homes they don’t really work. This is because such elements are generally incongruous with the rest of most people’s homes. Consider a restaurant-sized ultra-modern kitchen in a small mid-century bungalow or a posh marble-floored bathroom in a rustic country ranch, and you’ll start to understand why maintaining a general sense of harmony with the rest of your home is important.
A Neutral Colour Palette Is Best
No matter how much you might love those electric blue tiles or lime green cabinets, if you’re planning on selling your home in the not-too-distant future it’s best to choose more muted hues when renovating your kitchen and bathroom. If you must have colour, try implementing it with accessories that can easily be swapped out or by painting a single feature wall that can quickly be painted over later on.
Don’t Go Overboard
When it comes to renovating your home and getting the greatest return on your investment, it’s best to not put in beyond what you can reasonably expect for your home within the particular neighbourhood it’s located. The most profitable renovations are those made in homes that are valued at a lower price point than similar homes nearby. You never want to move forward with renovations that would place your home at a significantly higher cost than others in the neighbourhood.
Cabinet Makers in Niagara Falls and St. Catharines
We not only design and build cabinets for kitchens and bathrooms, but we also oversee and manage a wide range of custom renovations for homes and commercial projects. Millbrook Cabinetry Inc. services the entire Niagara Falls and St. Catharines area. Contact us to find out more about what we do or to receive a free quote.