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How many times have you watched one of those home makeovers shows and thought to yourself:

I can do that! All I need to do is get a sledgehammer, knock down a few walls and in just a few days well have a fabulous new kitchen.

Those home makeover shows make a kitchen or bathroom renovation look like a simple weekend DIY project. In fact, a kitchen renovation will not only improve the overall look of your home, but it can add to the value of your home when you sell it. That is not the type of project you can do on your own.

According to an article in US News & World Report: A kitchen renovation can bring up to an 82% return on your investment. Kitchen renovations are listed as one of the top home improvements along with renovating the bathroom, adding a wood deck and  installing energy efficient windows.

Which Kitchen Improvements are Worth the Money?

Open Concept KitchenFor many families, the kitchen is the center of home life. It is more than the place where you prepare meals; it is where you spend time with family and friends. A kitchen should be more than functional. It should be a warm and inviting space that reflects you and your family.

Decisions Decisions

Before you consider doing a kitchen remodel, ask yourself What Goes Into The Decision Of Your Next Remodeling Project? Do you want to do a complete renovation or a partial remodel?

The materials you choose for kitchen countertops and floors need to be attractive as well as functional. You want to create a kitchen that fits in with the style and design of you house. Will you choose:

  • Ceramic tile or oak floors?
  • Granite or Corian countertops
  • Custom or pre-made cabinets
  • Stainless steel or white appliances?

When remodeling your kitchen stick with traditional materials and appliances, such as all-wood cabinets, commercial-look appliances, natural wood or stone floors and stone countertops. “— HGTV

These may be personal decisions, the wrong choice can adversely affect the value you could receive on the sale of your home. A potential home buyer is likely to look for a home with a kitchen that has custom cabinetry and plenty of storage space. They may also want the latest trend in modern stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and high-end sinks and faucets.

Get Professional Advice

A complete kitchen renovation can be a costly project that requires the professional skills of carpenters, electricians, and plumbers. When done correctly you will have a beautiful kitchen that your family will enjoy for many years.

Veri Construction is an award-winning Certified NARI Remodeler, serving customers in New Jersey area. Veri Construction can design and build fine cabinets for your kitchen. We can create wood and Formica cabinets or Granite and Corian countertops, with some Formica work done in our cabinet shop.

Before you begin a project of this scale, consult with a professional contractor who can help you make the right choices when it comes to your kitchen renovation.