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5 Small Kitchen Remodel Opportunities With Healthy Return on Investment

August 20th, 2020 |

A transformation renovation doesn’t have to mean gutting your kitchen down to the studs. Any of these 5 savvy projects can infuse high style in a small space without the soaring cost of a complete kitchen makeover.

According to the Remodeling 2020 Cost v. Value Report,* minor mid-range kitchen remodeling yielded 77% in value compared to cost. This national study analyzed facelifts to cabinets, countertops, sinks, faucets, flooring and paint. These are 5 of the top trends for a small kitchen remodel:

Contrast Vertical and Horizontal Surfaces

The kitchen is the hub of the house so let it shine with form and function with space maximizing floor to ceiling cabinets offset with a contrast colored countertop. If your cupboards are light, craft your counters in espresso or black with large vein granite or stone patterned quartz. Have dark woodsy walls of cherry or walnut? Then frost your countertops with a swirly pale marble or milky quartz. Want even darker verticals? The latest trends in crepuscular cabinets are deep blue and near black with accents of gold hardware.

Composite Sinks

Constructed of a compound of natural and manufactured materials, composite sinks are typically found in granite and quartz but the list of choices is growing. Composite sinks mix a natural stone base with a sturdy composite, such as acrylic resin or plastic dust, to ensure durability and decrease cost. From ultra-modern to classically cozy, composite sinks are now making a splash in honed slate, sleek concrete and fireclay ceramic to pair with a variety of kitchen countertops for a clean streamlined look.

Smart Faucets

Modernize your kitchen with an updated look and automated technology. New finger-free activation from a variety of manufacturers enables your faucet to turn on and off with the wave of your hand. This aquatic advancement ensures that the organic goodness from your ingredients stays in your entrée and not on your fixtures and is available on most of the latest styles.

Wood-Look Flooring

Home expert Dan DiClerico of HomeAdvisor reported to Realtor.com that “new floors are a significant design refresher, as well as a solid investment that can increase your home’s value.” While wood is timeless, engineered flooring resembling wood is gaining popularity due to lower cost, easier maintenance and sheer beauty. Now available in a plethora of nature-inspired sizes and shapes, deciduous look-alike porcelain tiles come in a forest of styles from red oak to exotic mahogany and are more scratch and water-resistant than the real thing.

Perfect Paint

The HGTV HOME ™ by Sherwin-Williams 2020 Color Of The Year blends a champagne beige with a splash of apricot for a blushy creation called Romance. Glamorous yet versatile, it’s designed to pair deliciously with other neutrals as well as impact hues making it the perfect choice for your kitchen. HGTV.com’s Mark McCauley says that “color harmony delivers visual interest and a sense of order.” What better place than the kitchen to serve up both?

For more information about your small kitchen remodel or contracting for real estate investment properties in the Boston area, contact R.H Blanchard Contract & Design today.

*© 2020 Hanley Wood, LLC. Complete data from the Remodeling 2020 Cost vs. Value Report can be downloaded here.