The centre point of every home is the kitchen. It is where we gather, share our days, and it is also the most common renovation in Kelowna homes. It is a great way to add value to your home, whether or not you are thinking of selling.
At Thomson Dwellings, we know that completing a kitchen renovation can feel like an overwhelming undertaking, and we are here to support you through each step of the process in order to get an excellent return on your investment.
Return on Investment of a Kitchen Renovation
As the first snow falls in the Okanagan, you might be ready for a fresh change or update in your home. If you are thinking about a Kelowna kitchen renovation, what are the key areas to think about to not only improve the value of your home, but also the usability in everyday life?
It is estimated that the amount you invest in a kitchen should not exceed 15% of the total property value. For example, if your home is valued at $750,000, your kitchen renovation should not be more than $112,500. While that might seem like a large sum of money, the estimated return at resale is about 75%.
It is really important to remember that this amount remains relative. If your kitchen is already in good shape, you will be able to improve the return on investment relatively easily. However, if your kitchen needs a substantial amount of work done, it is more difficult to easily reach a high amount of return on investment. Thomson Dwellings is about to help you assess your needs for your kitchen and your expected level of return.
An easy way to enhance the look of your kitchen is with your lighting. So often an afterthought, kitchen lighting can improve the overall feel of your kitchen and make it a more inviting space to enjoy for both guests and your family.
Under-cabinet lighting will effectively illuminate your kitchen, making meal prep easier, especially as we move into winter and are missing the evening light.
Another great addition to your kitchen in inner cabinet lighting. This will make your kitchen look more polished and enhance your cooking experience by providing softer and more even light compared to the stronger overhead lighting you might be used to.
There’s plenty of fantastic lighting fixtures available that will instantly improve the mood while increasing the value of your home because of the new contemporary features.
Kitchen Counter Space
One of the biggest complaints we hear from clients is that there is a lack of counter space in their existing kitchen. Clients are often looking for ways to include a larger food preparation area into their kitchen to make it more functional for everyday life.
Large counters are perfect for the mornings when lunches are flying, breakfast is being tossed around as everyone is rushing to get out the door. A well-designed kitchen not only includes enough counter space for the chaos, but it takes real-life into account when planning the layout. This can be incredibly impactful on your home life!
Thomson Dwellings is here to help you with custom designs including breakfast bars, islands or other unique and innovation counter space options that will have you falling in love with your new kitchen.
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to use their kitchen space for numerous reasons that have nothing to do with food. Whatever your reason for wanting a kitchen renovation, discuss your vision with Thomson Dwellings today!