Remodeling a home can be time-consuming, and a large financial investment, but owners almost always find the project to be worth the work. Studies have shown that a kitchen renovation is the best remodeling project to take on both for the overall joy it brings when it’s finished and the Return on Investment (ROI) it gives the home when one goes to sell.
Cabinet Painting Provides an Excellent Return on Investment*
Not all kitchen renovations have to be big ones. Small projects can have a huge ROI too. Repainting your kitchen cabinets is one of the best (if not the best) kitchen projects because it can change the entire look of a kitchen with just a coat of paint or two, and it’s not as expensive as a full renovation.
Realtor.com Study – How Much Joy and ROI from Different Home Remodeling Projects
A recent study was done about home remodeling projects and the amount of joy that each project brings to the homeowners. Different kitchen renovations, from new counters to refinished cabinets were graded based on different factors. Repainted cabinets received a top Joy Score of 10. Ninety-three percent of those polled said they have a greater desire to be at home since the completion of their kitchen remodels, and 95% said they have an increased sense of enjoyment when at home.
One possible reason for this is that a lot of time is spent in the kitchen. It is a room that homeowners use several times every day. The kitchen is also a room commonly used when guests come over and is often a room that makes a homeowner proud to show off. One conclusion from this Realtor.com study is that repainting your kitchen cabinets is a great yet simple way to get more joy from your home.
Increase Your Home’s Value by Having Your Cabinets Painted*
In addition to the personal joy from repainting your cabinets, a project like this can really improve your home’s ROI. In recent years, painted kitchen cabinets have become an increasingly popular trend. Not just solid color repainting, but mixed colors, and mixed materials have become very popular and desirable, as well. Tuxedo style cabinets, where the top cabinets are painted white and the bottom ones are a dark color (usually navy or black) are particularly in style right now.
Another great way to increase ROI in a house is the addition of wood in kitchens. We’ve been seeing an increasing number of kitchens with a stained wood island or other wood accent to bring more texture to the room.
Painting or staining your kitchen cabinets is an easy way to increase value on your home without a full remodel or refurnishing. The national average ROI for a major upscale kitchen remodel is almost 54%. The average ROI of a minor kitchen remodel however is 81%. This means a simple project like repainting or staining cabinets can greatly increase your home value over a larger, more complex and generally more expensive remodel.
Make use of the rainy season in Seattle with some interior painting work! The pre-Winter and Winter season is a great time to paint your kitchen cabinets, so they’re done in time for the holidays, the New Year or for Spring.
Contact us today for a FREE estimate for your kitchen cabinets! We proudly serve Thurston County, Pierce County, and surrounding cities. Call (360) 491-6911 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*individual results vary