When looking to add value to their homes with a remodel, homeowners often ask which room has a better payoff – kitchen or bathroom. While a remodel of a kitchen or bathroom will both show dividends in your investment, a kitchen remodel will most often yield a higher return. In fact, even a minor kitchen remodel can add as much as 82 percent of the project’s cost back into the home’s value.
“The aesthetics of a kitchen is one of the key factors to a homebuyer’s decision making process and can quickly put your property in the lead of others” says Adrianne Lynch, a HomeSmart REALTOR in Gilbert, Arizona. “Homebuyers often overestimate the cost of remodeling an outdated kitchen. They often feel a kitchen remodel is an overwhelming task whereas an outdated bathroom is perceived as a more manageable project and less of a priority.”
A kitchen remodel can mean a few simple upgrades or a total overhaul. Making user-friendly and budget-conscious changes can be the difference between ‘maybe’ and ‘must-have’.
"Many buyers estimate the cost of a kitchen upgrade to be between $30k and $40k,” says Lynch. In most cases, a kitchen can be transformed for less than $20k. Savvy shoppers can pull it off for even less.”
Nationally, the average cost of a minor kitchen remodel – new cabinet doors, appliances, countertops, sink, faucet, paint and hardware – is less than $18,900.*
“As a general rule, look to spend about 25 percent of the home’s value for a new kitchen and 12 percent to 15 percent for an updated bathroom,” says David Pekel, president and CEO of Pekel Construction in Milwaukee and a master certified remodeler.
*According to the Cost vs. Value report
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