How to Get the Most Resale Value Out of Your Kitchen Remodel

July 26, 2018

Your kitchen is an essential part of your home. It should be functional to accommodate your cooking and daily tasks as well as beautiful when entertaining friends and family. Whether you are looking to sell your home in the near future or later down the road, remodeling your kitchen can add a great deal of value to your home.

Modern kitchen with updated countertops

Plan for the Future, But Consider Today

The most important thing to consider about your kitchen remodel is finding a balance in what will please buyers in the future and choosing aspects of your remodel that you can enjoy right now. Be decisive in your remodel and stick with your choices, because changing your mind halfway through a renovation can cost you time and money!

Where to Splurge

Remodeling your kitchen is an investment, but one that will pay off in the future. You should know where
to splurge on your project that will give you the most return on your investment.


You should definitely be willing to spend a little more on countertops in your kitchen remodel. Countertops are the focal point of the kitchen and can make or break your ability to sell your home. Not only do countertops add value to your kitchen’s look, they serve as the area you will be using the most while you are cooking.

Spending extra on countertops will ensure they will last long after you sell your home. Considering options that resist stains and are protected from cookware will add value to your kitchen if you choose to splurge.

Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands are an expectation in homes nowadays. They add additional space to prep and cook your food as well as a place to entertain your friends and family. Spending more to add or revamp your current kitchen island will make your life easier and will increase the value of your home.

Convenience Aspects

Taking the time to add convenience aspects to your kitchen will pay off. You will most likely be using this kitchen long before it sells, so adding features that save you time in the kitchen will be extremely beneficial. Some features to consider include:

Where to Save

As much as there is to spend extra on, you should consider saving money on certain aspects of your kitchen remodel.


Stainless steal fridge in a modern kitchen

When choosing appliances, opt for those that are the most energy-efficient and most practical. You will need to replace certain appliances often, so it’s important to consider that before splurging on the highest end appliances. Focus on if they can get the job done and match your kitchen’s look.


Cabinets are essential to a kitchen. Like countertops, cabinets draw attention and it’s important to choose cabinets that showcase your kitchen. Luckily, there are so many finishes and materials that cost less, but make your cabinets look more expensive than they actually are!

If you already have great cabinets, then keep them! It will save you a lot of money and you can upgrade them by simply changing out the hardware to match your new kitchen.


Modern flooring in a residential home

No other part of your kitchen will receive the same level of wear and tear as your flooring does. It’s important to consider an option that is chip-resistant because you still want your kitchen floor to be beautiful. Like cabinets, there are so many budget-friendly and beautiful options for flooring. You don’t need to splurge on flooring when there are so many cost-effective options!

Kitchen Remodeling with McFall Builders

Whether you are remodeling your kitchen to enjoy for a while or looking to sell your house, McFall Builders is ready to take on your kitchen remodeling project. For nearly 40 years, we have served Gainesville in creating beautiful homes and additions that last a lifetime. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and be sure to check out our portfolio for design ideas!