National Home Remodeling Month Series, Part 2
It’s a well-established fact that improvements to the kitchen are one of the best things you can do to increase the value of your home. Market Watch recently stated that the average minor kitchen remodel brings a return of 82.7%. Major kitchen remodels bring an expected return on investment is 74.2%.
Kitchens are one of the main talking points for home buyers today. A dreary, outdated kitchen drives potential buyers away. On the other hand, a functional, stylish, modern kitchen can help buyers overlook other problems in the house.
Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or are making improvements for the long haul, giving the kitchen a facelift does wonders. Here are three of the most profitable projects to increase the value of your home.
Redesign the Backsplash
Redesigning the backsplash can be as simple or complex as your budget allows and it can redefine the room to give you that new look you’re going for. Get outside the box with a uniquely shaped tile, fresh color, or a new layout.
This penny round mosaic (pictured above) in a metallic finish is an affordable backsplash tile that adds a modern flair to your kitchen. Their unique round shape allows you to make the grout a design feature. Pick a contrasting grout to bring out the tile shape or blend the tile backsplash into the room with a coordinating grout color. For more luxury, try the Stone Mosaics series. It offers oval, triangle, and other unique shapes for a similar design on a bigger budget.
If you are planning a major overhaul, you have many more options to consider. As long as you’ve got the cupboards ripped out, why not reconsider extending your backsplash up the wall? Traditional backsplashes are usually limited to a few inches around the sink and stove. Tiled walls are durable and easy to clean even in one of the most used rooms in the house. They let you make a contemporary design statement as well.
Add a little color and texture with our Jewel Tide™ series (pictured below). The rustic looking mosaic tile comes in trendy colors and a relaxed pattern that increases the uniqueness of your kitchen.
Get Slab Countertop
Slab countertop is all the rage for several sound reasons. It is durable and gives you a continuous look that makes your kitchen look high-end. Nothing can quite match the elegance of natural stone countertops. They retain a like-new appearance while dealing with every day wear and tear like a champion. Natural stone does require some special care so take that into account as you design your new kitchen.
If you love the look of natural stone but aren’t sure about the maintenance, check out engineered stone surfaces. More than 90% natural stone, these products give you the color and textures you want plus they can be stronger than granite and resist scratching, heat, and stains better than granite. They are pretty much maintenance-free.
Upgrade the Tile Flooring
If your big plans are interfering with the budget, a good mid-range option with lots of possibilities is porcelain tile. Porcelain tile comes in just about every color, texture, and design you could possibly imagine.
Want to create a classic farm house kitchen? Think about wood tile. Want natural marble floors but it's way out of the budget? Try a porcelain tile that mimics the veining and depth of natural stone. The best thing about porcelain is it doesn’t require the special treatment that hardwood or natural stone do. So you get to .
Look at our Chalet™ series (below), which gives you the look of wood without the maintenance of wood. Wood-look tile sidesteps the warping and scratchin of wood.
Updating your kitchen is always a good investment. Get the best return on your investment with the right tile selections. Let Daltile show you around your kitchen tile options today.