Making improvements to your home can often have favorable results. However, not every improvement you make will improve your home's resale value. As such, some homeowners are hesitant to spend money on improvements knowing they won't get all or at least most of it back. There are, however, specific kitchen improvements you can make that will provide you with a decent return.
The Kitchen Counters
Start by calculating the funds you would need to improve your kitchen counters. Granite countertops are often considered a premium amenity. Therefore, homes with granite counters will often fetch a higher selling price than comparable homes in the area with lower quality counters. Another good option is to invest in quartz countertops. Quartz counters are nonabsorbent and nonporous, which makes them resistant to stains and easy to maintain.
The Kitchen Sink
Believe it or not, the kitchen sink matters. You might think with modern appliances and the popularity of dishwashers that buyers wouldn't pay attention to a kitchen sink. If you think that, you'd be wrong. Truth is, buyers still want a nice, durable-looking sink. Also, a sink that provides plenty of room for dishes, such as a single large basin or even a double or triple bowl is a good addition. Some of the most popular materials to consider for your new kitchen sink are stainless steel, cast iron, and composite.
The Kitchen Storage
Cabinets are a great place to store items, but many buyers want to see something more, like a pantry. A walk-in pantry gives plenty of space for the buyer to store goods such as cans of vegetables and other food items. Installing a pantry in your kitchen can improve your home's value, but it must be done right. If you install a pantry that is too high-end in comparison to the rest of the home, it may only improve the value of your home by about a third of what you spent to install the extra storage space.
If you want to find more ways to improve the resale value of your home, be sure to contact an expert. A professional can help you find the right countertop materials that will bring you monetary results when you finally sell your home. He or she can also help you figure out other areas of improvement that might better benefit you before you list your home on the market. Make sure you let the professional know that you are looking to improve your home's value with upgrades so they can better assist you.
To learn more, contact a company like Old World Stone.