If you own your own home, I am in no doubt that you have had to think about remodelling your kitchen at some time or other. If you have owned your house for some time now, you may be thinking that the kitchen is starting to look a bit worn or perhaps you have just moved in and you want to modernize the kitchen to suit your own style anyway or you may be wanting to sell your house.
Whatever the motive for the refurb, if you remodel your kitchen it will add value to your property and quality of life to the people using it. In fact, remodelling your kitchen is the single most worthwhile job you can do. Particularly if you want to add value to your home. It knocks spots off the returns form lagging the loft or double-glazing the windows.
It depends on the sort of house more than the money that it's owner has available, how much you spend on your kitchen renovation. The reason for this is that every street has a peak perceived value per house.
If you spend a fortune on your house and it is located in a street of houses in the wrong end of town, you may not get any return at all, but you will sell your house more quickly.
There is no purpose in building a Buckingham Palace in a slum, to put in severely. Ask any estate agent and they will tell you tales of home owners who have been disenchanted with the estate agent's recommended selling price after they had spent thousands on doing the place up.
Look at it like this, if there are fifty houses in your street and the average selling price is 100,000, you are very unlikely to get 125,000. Bear that in mind when renovating to sell.
Having said that, if you are intending to stay in your house, a kitchen remodel is the most up-lifting renovation that you can make to your residence. Most families spend a lot of time in the kitchen and that is another reason why a refurb will be hugely appreciated.
Most older kitchens are too dark and that is depressing, so the way to give them an immediate face lift is to generate more light. You ought to have at least two windows if you can manage it or you could enlarge the one window that you have. If none of that is feasible, can you remove the nets or put up a longer curtain rail, so that the curtains can be pulled right back out of the way?
Another cheap way of giving your kitchen a face-lift is to replace the kitchen cabinet doors with new ones in a lighter colour and to repaint or repaper the walls and ceilings with a brighter colour. A decorator's tip to boost the amount of light in a room, is to paint the window reveals white so that more sun light is reflected back in to the room.. Another two tips are to re-paint the ceiling white as it stains quickly and to have a white floor-covering. You will be amazed, these last three tips make a lot of difference to the brightness of a kitchen.