5 UPGRADES THAT WILL INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME / by Keith Moehle

Remodeling is a tough decision. There are many factors to take into consideration about your home and finances but the final outcome makes it worth every penny!

Homeowners decide to remodel their homes for a variety of different reasons. But if you’re wanting a remodel that will increase the value of your home, here are the top five projects that will do just that.  

Cabinets: Some homeowners would rather give their kitchens a facelift by painting or refinishing their current cabinets. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, you may end up spending just as much to refinish the cabinets rather than order new cabinets by the time you finish filling in the wood grains and then painting over it. But cabinets are definitely not something you want to skimp out on. High-quality cabinetry can earn you a 9.6% premium on the selling price of your home and help to sell your home 45 days faster off the market. If you need a suggestion on what type of cabinets to use, consider using shaker cabinets. They’re clean-lined, timeless and can be used for a contemporary, traditional, or transitional style.

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Subway tile: Subway tile is another ageless look. This is a trend that has been around for a lifetime and it’s not going out of style anytime soon. You can use subway tile in multiple styles, colors, and materials. Subway tile can also be used to match almost any type of design and create a theme or mood for your home. Subway tile will earn a 7% premium and help to sell your home 63 days faster off the market. Click here to see our other blog post on Subway tile.

Sliding Barn Doors: Barn Doors have recently been a new up and coming trend and we can see why. They’re easy to install, they act as a piece of art, and they can be used for modern, traditional, and transitional styles. But barn doors have become such a hot commodity for homes that they can earn a 13.4% premium on your home and help sell your home 57 days faster off the market. Who would have ever thought that a door could make such a significant impact? Check out our recent blog on barn doors for me details.

Quartz Countertops: Usually when you picture a high-end kitchen you mostly imagine beautiful granite countertops. But did you know that granite countertops only give you a 4% premium? With granite being the ideal look for a gourmet kitchen, you would think it would earn you a higher premium. Turns out that quartz countertops are going to give you the most bang for your buck. Quartz countertops will earn you a 6% premium on the selling price of your home.

Farmhouse Sink: Farmhouse sinks are another undying trend. Farmhouse sinks accent beautifully with shaker cabinets for a more modern look. They are part of a chef’s dream because they’re the perfect tool for preparing large meals. They’re very ergonomic by putting less strain on your back and supports better posture. Some of the available finishes are stainless, copper, stone white fire clay, black slate, and granite. If these details don’t get you excited, then maybe the 8% premium on your home will!

Whether you’re deciding to sell your home or give it some sweat equity, these five projects will be sure to give you the most return on your remodeling investment. Call us today at 210-680-5626 to set up your free consultation with our team!

----KM Builders is San Antonio's premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions, and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!