If you are ready for a change in your home, but you have a limited budget, then you may want to invest in a change that will make the most impact. What elements in each room bug you the most, and which areas are used the most? If you have kitchen countertops that are not in good condition or have never been updated, that may be a good reason to consider starting with an update there.
Update the Wear and Tear
The kitchen in general is usually the most frequented room in the entire house. Everyone has a reason to go to the kitchen several times a day, and most people cook or eat on the countertop bar. This can make counters really grungy, damaged, and otherwise worn. Because kitchen counters are also a main part of a kitchen, it makes a huge difference to the overall feel of the room when they are updated with brand-new surfaces. If you have laminate counters from thirty years ago, then brand-new granite or stone countertops will make the whole room feel newer.
Fast Update Process
There are a lot of things you could update besides counters for the same amount of money; however, kitchen counters are relatively fast to update. The counter space will need to be measured, and then the new counters will need to be cut to fit the new space. Once that is done, then actually removing the old counters and installing the new ones can be done within a few hours. Because counters are usually built in large pieces, the removal and cleanup processes are very simple.
Going for the Most Value
While updating the kitchen counters may be more for your family to enjoy than for any other reason, it is important to consider what kind of value an update makes on a home. Referring back to the fact that the kitchen is the most used room in the home, homebuyers typically place more value on updates to a kitchen than other spaces. Kitchens can be the most expensive to update, but they usually make up for that cost when the home goes up on the market.
Having an updated kitchen can bring new life and beauty to the space. If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, it's important to make it a space you actually enjoy being in. Investing in your kitchen with new kitchen countertops will increase your home's value, and it will be a relatively quick update to make.
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