A kitchen remodel can return over 100% of the cost in resale value in a hot real estate market. Remodeling your kitchen can improve the livability of your home and increase its appeal to potential buyers. People spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and a well-designed kitchen will satisfy you and impress guests and buyers. So, if you have the budget and the desire, remodeling your kitchen might be a good idea.
Good planning can make or break a kitchen remodeling project. You have to think about the kitchen space you have and how to use it most effectively. You need to consider your lifestyle, budget, functionality, and resale value. If you plan to move in a few years, be sure to match the kitchen remodeling budget to the neighborhood. In some areas luxurious amenities are virtually required to sell a property, and in others expensive renovations will never pay for themselves.
EVALUATE THE SPACE
Before planning a kitchen remodeling project, decide what you need in a kitchen: functionality, efficient workflow, quick cleanup, storage, gourmet cooking, or entertaining. What sort of look are you aiming for? Do you have particular appliances, cabinets, tile and flooring in mind? How do you use your kitchen every day? What works now? What doesn’t?
One way to approach your kitchen design is to break it down by function: food storage, dish storage, cleaning spaces, food prep, cooking areas, entertaining, dining, and even a work station or tablet.