IS A CUSTOM KITCHEN DESIGN WORTH IT?
- June 08, 2018
- PREMIUM KITCHENS USA, Inc.
So, you’ve decided that you want to renovate your kitchen. You’ve seen decent prices at places like IKEA for a more or less prefabricated kitchen. But you want something nicer, something that meets all of your needs. You want your dream kitchen! If this is what you want, you will probably want to have your kitchen custom designed. Before you go this route though, you want to know whether it is worth the extra cost.
When considering whether a custom kitchen design is worth it, you have to consider two angles. First, is the cost worth it to you in terms of style and usability? Second, is the cost worth it in terms of the resale value of your home?
Let’s look at whether the cost of a custom-designed kitchen will be worth it for your own use. If you plan on staying in your home for a long time, you definitely want to have a kitchen that meets your needs and your design preferences. While stock cabinets and DIY design may be slightly cheaper, if they don’t provide the usability you need or don’t match your style, then you are just wasting money. Not to mention, custom kitchens are usually designed with much higher-quality components than are prefabricated ones.
You can make far more choices with a custom designed kitchen than you can with a prefabricated design. You can usually make changes in things such as cabinet size and door style than you could make if you choose the DIY route. You also have a wider array of options for items such as your sink and appliances. Cabinet placement can be designed around speciality appliances in a way that can’t really be done with stock cabinets.
If your kitchen is unusually small or large, or if it has an awkward layout, prefabricated kitchens are probably not a good choice for you. The standard sizes available with stock cabinetry may leave you with wasted space or a poor layout. You may end up spending more in the long-run to have custom adjustments made to the stock pieces. Or you could end up renovating again when the consequences of your choice are made clear and your kitchen doesn’t meet your needs.
If you think you might be moving within a few years, then you need to consider whether the cost of a custom kitchen is worth it in terms of resale value. According to the experts, a kitchen remodel is the home improvement most likely to provide a return on investment. The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the home when it comes to selling a house. You want to make sure that yours adds to the value of your home.
Cheap cabinetry and poor design are easy to spot by potential home buyers. Many will not want the extra cost and time entailed in having to undertake their own renovation product. By choosing a custom kitchen design, you can ensure that your kitchen has the design and functionality that will eventually help it sell. Plus, this is one investment that you get to enjoy until you do decide to sell.
Renovating your kitchen may be the most important investment you make in your home. Save yourself money and potential headaches in the future by considering a custom kitchen design.