Upgrading your Comox Valley Home Kitchen can be rewarding. Comox Valley Homeowners often ask what kind of upgrades to a home bring the best return on investment. According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, upgrading your kitchen is among the best. Their statistics show that this type of investment can result in a 75-100% return on investment. luxury homes are great examples of homes with upgraded kitchens.
Some of the more popular home upgrades I see featured in the Comox Valley are upgrades to the kitchen counters. These range from laminate to granite to quartz. Laminate counter tops are generally the least expensive and they come in many different styles and colors. Granite is generally more expensive and while they can look amazing, remember that there is some maintenance required for these types of counter tops. Ask about care, cleaning and maintenance requirements before you invest so that you do not end up with surprises later on. Quartz is another type of counter top that has appeal to jazz up a kitchen. While they may not have the same maintenance requirements as granite, they do need to be cared for and maintained properly. Ask your dealer to go over these types of considerations with you so that you are fully informed when you make a decision.
A new counter will ad some pizzazz to your kitchen. Think about replacing the sink and faucet as well if you are looking form maximum impact. Talk to your dealer about options – under mount, flush mount, stainless steel (different grades), composite, etc.
Upgrades to kitchen cupboards are also popular. Is your intent to have the current cupboards re-faced or re-surfaced? Do you intend to have them replaced? Are you looking for solid wood or wood veneer? What type of wood? What colour? There are many different options and price ranges for this type of upgrade. Spend some time on researching and understanding your options before you decide. Take a look at examples of installed cupboards and not just small samples of wood. waterside and view often have these kinds of upgrades in them.
Backsplash behind the counter tops can also add colour and life to a kitchen. Talk to your dealer about the types and colours that will go with the counter tops and cupboards. There are, of course, additional areas in the kitchen that could be upgraded. Whatever your plan and choice, this is an area that will help add appeal to your home. Like most upgrades, do it for your own enjoyment first and foremost unless you are an investor who is performing the upgrade just to sell the home. Contact Brett Cairns of RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty for help with selling your Comox Valley home.
by Brett Cairns