The Best Kitchen Investments for Resale

March 17th, 2017 | Kitchens

There are two approaches to remodeling your kitchen. Doing so to create your own personal dream space in the home you plan to live in for the next two decades, or remodeling a kitchen in a home you hope to sell one day. If your remodel falls into the latter category, then before you make a single design decision, it’s important to consider how the space will one day affect the market value of your home. Here are a few of the best kitchen investments for resale.

Transitional design, a neutral color scheme, high-end appliances and engineered stone counters make this kitchen prime for resale.

Great appliances.

High-end, top-of-the-line appliances are a great investment because you’ll be able to enjoy them now, and you can also be they¬†will be on every buyer’s wishlist when it comes time to sell your home. The good thing about high-quality appliances is that, even if they’re five or ten years old, they should still function optimally. Good appliances will also transcend style, appealing to people who might not love the countertop choice or color of the cabinets, for example.


The more intricate, elaborate, or style-specific your kitchen design is, the more likely it will be that potential buyers will find it polarizing. Some people may love the ornate woodwork on the kitchen island, while others may hate it. In general, going for a transitional style that blends both modern and contemporary elements, and sticks to a neutral color scheme is a great way to go.

Engineered stone.

Granite and marble used to the default choices for homeowners who wanted to add value to their home through their kitchen remodel. But now, homeowners are looking for the ease of maintenance and durability that comes with engineered stone, instead. Materials like Quartz and Silestone have the look of granite, but without the regular maintenance of sealing and buffing that goes along with natural stone.


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