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What are the kitchen remodels that increase home value?

To quote the famous filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, “Happiness is a small house with a big kitchen.” A beautifully renovated and fully functional kitchen doesn’t just provide a great space to cook, eat, and bond with your family. It’s also a great selling point if you want to put your house on the market. This blog will examine kitchen remodel ideas that add value to the room and the property.

1-Adding a separate Dine-In Area to the kitchen

Modern kitchen interior featuring sleek wooden cabinetry, a large white island with marble countertop, built-in stainless steel appliances, and an adjacent dining area with a table set for four. ample natural light fills the room.

The pandemic has altered our lifestyles and expectations of living at home. Kitchens have seen more action when people were in total lockdown, as families met in the room on a daily basis. Nowadays, buyers expect to purchase a house with a fully functional kitchen that’s separate from the living room. People are interested in adding a dine-in kitchen island with an aesthetic light fixture; that way, family members can each do their thing while waiting for dinner and still spend time together.

2-Quartz Kitchen Countertops

quartz counter

Having quartz countertops in your kitchen remodel adds value to it and enhances the look and feel of the space, giving it a splash of extravagance. Quartz is one of the strongest non-porous countertop materials, they are low maintenance and highly resistant to stains. In other words, they’re the dream of any parent with children.

3-Investing in the best appliances

A modern kitchen with blue cabinets, a white marble backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. an island with a wooden countertop and three orange leather stools occupies the center, under pendant lights. a living area is visible in the background.

When designing or renovating a kitchen, it is best to spend as much as you can afford. One of the main reasons behind a kitchen remodel is outdated and malfunctioning appliances. Because people spend the majority of their time in the kitchen, the last thing they want is unreliable kitchenware.

Stainless steel appliances are the most popular among homeowners and buyers. Buying top-tier appliances is a long-term investment that hooks you and your family up for years to come and provides you with delicious home-cooked meals, desserts, and good times.

On the other hand, if you’re planning on selling your house, you will need to update your old kitchenware. The more cutting-edge the appliances are, the higher your selling point and kitchen value are. Remember, it’s important to renew your kitchenware and buy high-quality, but don’t overspend to make sure you see a return on investment.

4-Painting the Hardwood Floors

painted hardwood floor

Flooring is a crucial part of a kitchen remodel. A simple floor color change using enamel paint and rich brown or trendy gray tones will elevate your kitchen space. The cost of painting hardwood floors depends on the size of your space and the painting used. You can also opt to add ceramic tiles and take your kitchen to the next level.

5-Improving the lighting

lightening improvement

Great lighting makes a big difference in the overall feel of the kitchen. It is achieved by adding new light fixtures or increasing the amount of natural light in the space.

Another subtle and cost-effective way to brighten the space is to install recessed lighting and hook it up with a dimmer so that you can play with the intensity of the light. Recessed lights add value to the kitchen by making it look larger, modern, and sleek.

6-Incorporating Pop-Out Outlets

pop out outlite

When you’re in the middle of a kitchen remodel and want to install shiny new cabinets and a backsplash, it’s better to opt for pop-out plugs. They are sophisticated, safe, discrete, and visually pleasing. Their appeal comes from the fact that you don’t have to see them when you don’t need them. Plus, they are the perfect solution if local codes in your area require you to have more outlets than you want.outdoor kitchen

Does an outdoor kitchen add value to a home?


Yes. Outdoor kitchens offer one of the biggest returns on investment of any house renovation project. An outdoor kitchen adds value to a home by increasing the overall living space and providing a backyard oasis with additional amenities for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors.

One of the factors that affects the price buyers will pay for a property with an outdoor kitchen is its features. Over-the-top grills, refrigerators, upscale accessories, and wood-fired ovens heavily increase the value of an outdoor kitchen.

However, in some cases, an outdoor kitchen may not be as desirable or may not add as much value to the home as other types of renovations, depending on the location and climate. Additionally, the cost of an outdoor kitchen remodel varies depending on the design and materials used and can be quite expensive, so it’s important to thoroughly consider the cost-benefit beforehand.


To wrap up

Updates that improve the functionality and aesthetic of the space are what add the most value to a kitchen. Updating the layout, adding a dine-in area, incorporating state-of-the-art appliances, and brightening the space are some of the ways to add value to a kitchen remodel. Contact Casa Utopia to get the best kitchen remodel ideas and increase your home’s value.

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