A custom kitchen is a part of nearly every Indiana Kitchen company project.  It isn’t surprising, if you were to ask any real estate expert what type of remodel or upgrade would have the most significant return on investment, their answer will always be “the kitchen.” To many home buyers, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. It’s where families gather to share a meal and talk about their day. Where we do most, if not all of our cooking, and entertain guests over a few glasses of wine.

According to Consumer Reports, remodeling your kitchen can increase the value of your home by up to seven percent. A midrange remodel can give you an eighty-three percent return on investment in the resale value of your home, and will help sell your home more quickly which could save you a few extra mortgage payments.

If you haven’t already updated your appliances, that is where you will find the biggest bang for your buck.

After that, it’s going to be custom kitchen cabinets and countertops. If potential buyers walk into the kitchen and find dilapidated cabinets, they are going to look even harder for problems in the rest of the house which likely won’t end well.

The kitchen sink is the unspoken centerpiece of your kitchen, and a new aesthetically pleasing sink can give the impression that every detail was given consideration.

Lighting can change the entire mood of the room. Consider that everyone has their own preferences though, so if you are remodeling purely for resale purposes, try to choose something neutral in design.

Don’t forget about the floors. Wood and laminate wood flooring are currently the most popular, but ceramic tile is also a great option that will never go out of style.

Now you must bring all this together. Hiring a designer can also have a positive effect on your home’s resale value and has its own return on investment.

So, the big question is do you “DIY” or hire a professional. What’s important to remember is that renovating a kitchen is not a weekend project. It will take anywhere from a few weeks to months to complete. Yes, you can save money and follow the instructions on all the DIY media available, until you run into an issue not covered in that video you watched, or the project as a whole simply exceeds your skillset. Now you’ve invested more because you have to hire a professional to come out and fix your mistakes, and don’t forget to consider what your time is worth and add that to your return on investment calculation.