Kitchen Upgrades that Add Value to Your Home 

Not only is the kitchen often the focal point of the home, but it’s among the top-selling features when it comes to putting a property on the market. Due to this, many homeowners invest in their kitchens unnecessarily. While it’s true that certain kitchen upgrades, such as copper range hoods, will cause your property value to skyrocket, this isn’t the case for all kitchen upgrades. So, before you go splashing the cash on kitchen upgrades, learn about kitchen upgrades that add value, and then make your move.

Photo of a new kitchen in a new construction home
The kitchen is the heart of the home so most people want it to be both functional and beautiful. | Photo by Curtis Adams

If you’re looking for home remodeling ideas for kitchens, keep reading. We’re covering some of the top kitchen upgrades that add value to your home. 

Multipurpose Work Area

First up is a multipurpose work area, containing a desk, drawers, cabinets, shelving, and even mobile glass wipe boards. While the coronavirus pandemic and the global lockdowns that followed may have drawn to a close, it’s still common practice for many to work from home. An in-kitchen desk not only provides someone with a designated work area, but it reduces the possibility of them placing their laptop in a pool of water or food debris. Not only is this ideal for those who work from home, but it provides the perfect space for kids to do homework while their parents prep dinner. 

New Countertops

Countertop trends rush with the times, with the dark granite countertops of two decades ago appearing dated by today’s standards. If you want to jump into 2023, switch out your dark, speckled countertops for neutral porcelain or quartzite countertops. These are the much better choices when compared to the more expensive marble. It’s very important to choose the right material when it comes to reinvigorating your countertops, as this investment makes a huge difference to your resale value. Above all, you want timeless and cost-effective solutions to make the most of your countertops. 

Upgraded Appliances

The bread and butter of your kitchen are its appliances. Therefore, poorly functioning, outdated, or old appliances need to be switched out for new ones. You can’t go wrong with stainless steel appliances, as these are the most aesthetically pleasing and durable solutions. It’s important to invest a significant amount of money in these products, but you can rest assured that you’ll get your return on them. Similarly, cheaper models will likely break, forcing you to spend more money on replacements in the long run. If anything is worth investing in, it’s kitchen appliances. 

Revamped Cabinets

As with countertops, cabinets are one of the most important features of a kitchen, making them a priority when it comes to kitchen upgrades. Despite this, revamping cabinets doesn’t necessarily mean replacing them, and the whole process can be relatively inexpensive. From painting them to covering them in contact paper, revamping your cabinets doesn’t have to be a complicated procedure. Therefore, regardless of your budget, revamping your kitchen cabinets can be achieved. It’s also an important feature of keeping your kitchen looking fresh, all while maintaining simplicity. 

Kitchen Island 

If you have the space to accommodate a kitchen island, you should certainly incorporate one into your kitchen area. Kitchen islands are extremely sought after due to their appearance, as well as the fact that they add more storage and counter space and make your kitchen appear bigger than it is. What’s more, it’s safe to say that kitchen islands won’t go out of style any time soon, making them a sound investment. The initial costs of an island won’t be cheap, but you’re sure to get your return. Kitchen islands are some of the most popular kitchen additions. 

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