Remodeling and renovating your kitchen should add beauty and comfort to your property, which will, in turn, increase the resale value.
Although any kind of an upgrade is a great idea; you should focus more on the areas that are mostly used, such as the kitchen. Remodeling will not only improve the functionality of your living space, but it will also increase the market value of your home.
The kitchen is among the most impactful areas. You will find that most people tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking and catching up with their family. The kitchen area should, therefore, be practical and enjoyable.
The kitchen has a central role in the family unit, and this is why most homebuyers will pay extra attention to it.
In this post, we are going to look at ideas that will help you increase the value of your home through a remodel.
Go for neutral colors that will blend with any cabinetry
Most countertops fabricators in Tampa advise their clients to consider neutral countertop colors, especially if they are likely to change their cabinetry. Any potential homebuyer will be more attracted to a neutral countertop color because it is unlikely to clash with their furniture. If you have light or white wood cabinetry, dark grey or black granite countertops will have a modern, eye-catching contrast to the overall feel of your kitchen.
Similarly, darker wood cabinets will look fantastic if combined with beige, light cream or grey countertops. Your fabricator should advise on the best countertop style with good versatility to allow for the brilliant blending with different home décors. The fabricator can also divide the visual interest of your kitchen to establish a focal point inside the room.
Be careful with slab colors and patterns
One of the reasons why you are looking for tips to help you increase the value of your home through a remodel is for assurance that you will be getting value for your money.
If you have given your countertops fabricator an accurate description of your kitchen, they should be able to help you select a deep slab color and pattern. They will check to make sure that the slab of your choice is completely free of unwanted defects and that the movement of the countertop will be applicable to your home.
If you are selecting slabs from display pictures, you will most probably not get what you selected. It is therefore essential to insist on looking at the actual samples and handpicking the slab of your choice.
Insist on a consistent sealant and darker slab colors that will not show stains
Natural stone countertops tend to stain after a period of exposure to moisture and sunlight. For a busy kitchen, therefore, your countertops fabricator should advise on getting a dark countertop color and a consistent sealant so that stains are not visible. Granite and marble patterns are not very intricate, meaning that the stains will be clearly seen if a consistent sealant is not used.
Thicker slabs have more aesthetic appeal
Largo countertops come in thicknesses of between 2 to 5 centimeters after fabrication. Most homeowners will prefer a thickness of 3cm. Your granite countertops fabricator should explain that this size will not require any support, and is the best choice for more aesthetic appeal.
For easy maintenance and cleaning, insist on a polished finish
To increase the value of your home through a remodel, your Largo Granite Countertop Fabricator should recommend polished finished countertops. This will make cleaning and maintenance of the countertops hassle-free. Polish also makes your countertops look new and shiny.
Talk to Tampa Bay Marble and Granite for more insights on how to increase the value of your home though remodels and renovations. You can also visit our Tampa showroom to see available countertop designs.