Friday, June 26, 2009

Kitchen remodeling (link)

"Of all the rooms in your home, remodeling the kitchen recoups the most value at resale. According to Remodeling Magazine's 2008-09 Cost Vs. Value Report, a minor kitchen remodel recoups 79.5 percent, and a major kitchen remodel comes in at 76 percent. ..." [From the Kohler webpage article, Kitchen Changes That Pay Back.]

You're supposed to think about resale value when building or remodeling, and we did in making a number of decisions when building our home, but we included the walk-in pantry for ourselves. Still, just because some people think laminate countertops are low end and granite and stainless steel are essential, doesn't mean that's what you need to do.

For more on remodeling and upgrades, see this Kohler webpage: KOHLER: Money Matters: Remodel Recoup: Kitchen: Articles [I do not think a kitchen needs a wall-mounted flat-screen TV!]

1 comment:

Tony said...

Granite is a natural stone which is quite unique since, unlike man-made materials, these natural stones will show a variation in colour and texture to be used as kitchen woktops. With this in mind, the remodeling of your kitchen will gave it a beautiful look by the use of granite.