How the Right Color Can Improve Your Kitchen’s Worth
by Elias Deukmajian | Kitchen
There are many reasons why you might want to change the color of your kitchen—and we don’t just mean the paint. While simply switching up the paint color might indeed change the entire look of your kitchen, you may be considering new countertops, cabinets, backsplash, or other elements in your kitchen that will need to be cohesive and blend well together. When searching for the right color scheme, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, the kitchen is where most of the action happens in a home, so the color needs to be just right. And second, the colors you decide to go with can greatly improve your kitchen’s worth. While it might seem simple, getting all the aspects of your kitchen to compliment one another can be quite a challenging task. Enlisting the help of professionals in the field can enhance the overall feel of your kitchen and leave you with a well-designed finished product. Here are a few ways that switching up the color of your kitchen can improve its overall worth.
Know Your Kitchen’s Value
Your kitchen as it stands right now holds a certain amount of value. In order to avoid making unnecessary changes to your kitchen’s color scheme and spending extra cash, it can be helpful to bring in a professional for a consultation to assess if minor or major changes need to be made to improve the value. Generally-speaking, making changes to any part of your home involves time, effort, and money—things not everyone has. In other words, you may not need to make huge changes in order to improve your kitchen’s worth, so see how valuable your kitchen is before diving into the process.
Ambiance and Cohesion
One of the primary aspects of kitchen design and décor is cohesion. When you make careful choices about how you achieve a certain ambiance in your kitchen design, there always must be a level of cohesion. Cohesion and ambiance are relative terms that mean different things to each of us; therefore, it is important to consult with professional kitchen designers who are familiar with what sells on the market these days. While you may want a bright orange kitchen, not everyone will appreciate the color scheme. Finding a neutral design that allows you to bring in touches of personality with accessories is a safe way to go if you plan on selling your home in the future—that way you can appeal to a range of buyers’ aesthetic preferences.
As mentioned before, it may not be necessary to undergo an entire kitchen remodel in order to achieve an improvement in value. However, if you do decide to upgrade other features of your kitchen besides simply the paint color, these are some of the things you might consider altering: countertops, cabinets, hardware, and appliances. We also touched on the importance of cohesion—and this is primarily where it comes in. when you look for a countertop material, cabinet color, hardware for your cabinets, and appliances, it is imperative to keep in mind how they will all flow together in design. Getting a good idea beforehand of the color scheme you want to stick with can help guide your decision-making along the way.
Specialized Elements Don’t Always Sell
While it may be tempting to go with an eccentric design aesthetic for your kitchen, it doesn’t always pay off. Bright colors are typically avoided by homebuyers, and while it may seem simple to change a paint color, it can be a deterrence for prospective buyers. Keep in mind that if you plan on selling your home in the future, specialized elements that you love might not be loved by everyone else.
How We Can Help
Taking on kitchen remodeling, or even just painting, can be a stressful endeavor. Small decisions can cost you in the end when it comes to kitchen value, so it helps to have guidance when making these tough design choices. The experts here at Kitchen Emporium have performed countless kitchen remodels in the real-estate booming areas of Southern California such as San Fernando Valley, San Diego, and San Marcos. Contact us today for a free consultation—we look forward to helping you make choices that will not only improve your kitchen, but your future as well.