The NWM Blog
Written by Northwest Mortgage
Published on Fri, Oct 9, 2020, Last Updated on Sun, Nov 1, 2020
You can renovate your kitchen to increase your new home’s value. You don’t need to spend a huge amount of your savings to renovate your kitchen either. You can opt for a budget-friendly option to renovate your kitchen. Making small and affordable kitchen upgrades to your home can increase your home’s value. You can start your kitchen renovation process by making the following changes:
Replace Outdated Cabinets with a Fresh Coat of Paint or New Doors
Although renovating your kitchen cabinets is one of the most expensive aspects of kitchen remodeling, there are a few ways you can avoid the big expenses. Instead of completely replacing them, you can wash, prime, and paint them with a high-end white semi-gloss paint made to last several years. The bright white paint will brighten your kitchen. You can also replace the doors of the cabinet without removing the entire thing.
Add a Statement Backsplash
If the kitchen doesn’t have a backsplash or it has one that doesn’t do anything to make the kitchen look like a star, consider investing in a statement backsplash. The functional, yet stylish backsplash prevents food splatter from ruining the wall behind the stove while adding an impressive visual element to it.
Although you’ll find a wide range of backsplashes in the market, you can go with mosaic tile backsplashes if you’re looking for an affordable option. Mosaic backsplashes are beautiful and you can save money, as it allows you to cut off the complex design at the edges where the stove ends. On the remaining wall behind the countertop, you can add simple tiles. You’ll save money while creating an attention-grabbing feature in your kitchen.
Install Lighting to Highlight the Kitchen
Lighting can make a drastic difference in the appearance of your kitchen. Lights can make the entire kitchen warm and inviting or if installed incorrectly at poor locations throughout the kitchen, it can create a dim environment where it can be difficult to see while doing food preparation. This can be a turn off for many buyers, should you ever put your home on the market.
When installing lights in your kitchen, consider the locations of the lights, the type of bulb you’ll use, and the amount of light you want the space to have. You won’t likely exceed your budget by installing new light fixtures in your home.
Ensure the overhead lighting illuminates each area of the kitchen, especially the area where you’ll be cooking. You can also install lights under the cabinets to increase your kitchen’s appeal and make it brighter.
Create a Plan for Kitchen Renovation
If you plan to renovate the kitchen of your new home either now or later, you’ll want to create a plan. By planning and preparing beforehand, you can save money, as it’ll give you the time to look for the best deal on lights, cabinet doors, backsplashes, and other kitchen fixtures.
You need to budget for it by setting aside money for the renovations. If you need additional help in renovating your kitchen or any part of your new home, you can always reach out to us to learn more about our home improvement loan.