The Most Important Room To Renovate
What room of your house do you think is the most important?
The bedroom might be where you spend a lot of time, but you’re likely sleeping for almost all of it. Bathrooms are necessary, of course, and living rooms & dens are where you relax. But for most people, after thinking about it, they’ll say that kitchens are their number one priority in a house.
The Kitchen Nostalgia Factor
The kitchen is the room where you got fresh-baked cookies as a child, and where your family gathers around to share meals and connect with each other. It’s where we go to make breakfast and get ready for the day, and after school or work, it’s where we go to get a snack or enjoy the rich aromas of our next meal. They are full of nostalgia, joy, and an emotional connection to the important people in our lives. They inform the way we live our lives, and are a reflection of what is important to us at the end of the day. In short, they are incredibly important to the overall feel of a home.
That’s why, when you’re trying to sell, the kitchen has to be its absolute best. If it’s cramped, cluttered, unorganized, or unwelcoming, it casts a shadow over the rest of the house that’s very hard to overcome. If the décor is outdated and grungy, it makes every other room seem old and unappealing. Even worn-out appliances can make or break a sale.
Making Your Kitchen Sale-Ready
If you’re getting ready to sell your home and you want to boost its value, the first place you should look at to renovate is the kitchen. From new cabinets and countertops, to shiny modern appliances and a more open layout, there are plentiful options available to renovators that can completely rejuvenate the overall feel of a kitchen. And when it’s finished, you’ll wonder how you ever put up with the old version for so long.
It won’t only look great, but it increases the resale value of your home substantially, too. New appliances cut down on energy costs, and in some cases, can even improve your insurance rates due to higher safety standards. Better insulation, wiring, plumbing, and storage space can add thousands to your asking price – and the intangible value of that true, welcoming “new home” feeling can be exactly what your current kitchen is missing for potential buyers.
Kitchen Renovations, Done Right!
You might be thinking that spending money on a kitchen renovation right before you sell is wasting money on a room that you won’t be using in the future. But the truth is, renovations can help you recoup those costs when you sell, by boosting the final sale price of the home – so you’re making the home more appealing and valuable, while most likely making your money back.
It can be tempting to go with the cheapest contractors, who might cut corners and deliver a sub-par final product. Here at Maritime West Construction, we take the time to listen to and plan out exactly what you want, and deliver it to your high standards, allowing you to focus on the rest of your life while we are making your home more beautiful. You can even see some of our kitchen work on our Instagram page. From start to finish, we are Calgary’s choice for high-quality kitchen renovations – and with one look at your new kitchen, you’ll see why! Reach out today and let’s start a conversation about how best to renovate your kitchen!