Kitchen renovation rule #7: Know where to invest in your kitchen
When it comes to budgeting for a kitchen renovation, Bryan recommends splurging on the “permanent” elements of the space, namely the floor and cabinetry. “Appliances can be pulled in and out as needed; even countertops are easy to swap out and replace,” he says. “Instead, spend your money on making sure that everything behind the kitchen is updated: The electrical, the plumbing, and the insulation.” And because future buyers won’t appreciate the things they can’t see, he recommends recording these upgrades and bringing them to the table when you eventually list your property for sale. “It’s important to show that there’s added value back there, even if potential buyers can’t see it.”
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