Whether you are looking to put your house on the market now or just want to know how to make the most of your money down the road, there is money to be made with a kitchen renovation regardless of the time frame. Below, we’ll breakdown a few of the spots where you can get the most bang for your buck.

Refresh Cabinets

Depending on the state of your current cabinets, you may be able to refresh your existing ones versus buying brand new. Cabinet paint has come a LONG way over the years and you’d be surprised at how many people wouldn’t guess that you painted your cabinets when refurbished properly. If, however, your cabinets are not able to be saved or you are adding additional units to maximize storage space, you can rest assured that upgrading your cabinets will provide an ROI that is worth it.

Upgrade Countertops

By now, most of us can spot a quality countertop from 1990’s laminate from a mile away. From quartz to granite, investing in your countertops can add to your overall ROI. As a note, this is probably not something you want to take on as a stand alone project. What good are brand new countertops sitting on dinky old cabinets? Exactly.

New Fixtures and Hardware

If you are looking for something that can enhance your kitchen in less than 24 hours, updating your current kitchen hardware may be the fix you need. Virtually as inexpensive as you want it to be, swapping out pulls and knobs can really liven up your space.

Fresh Paint

Along the same lines as new hardware and fixtures, adding a splash of color can really freshen up a space in no time flat. While adding a new coat of paint to your kitchen won’t mask any functionality shortcomings, it can help brighten up a recently renovated space or more “standard” space.

From big to small projects, investing in your kitchen will almost always pay off. A few other tips so that you can make the most out of your budget:

  • Avoid too custom renovations. While you don’t need to toe the status quo line throughout the whole renovation, remember that you ultimately want someone to buy your home. This is a little less important if you aren’t planning on selling soon but still something to keep in mind.
  • Don’t sacrifice functionality for appearance.

Any other tips or tricks for a kitchen remodel? We’d love to hear ’em!