Almost half of all new homeowners in the Portland Metro Area update their home with some sort of home improvement project. Most new homeowners will partake in a remodeling job within a few months of buying their new home. Kitchen remodeling projects are among the top remodeling projects for homeowners in Portland and other surrounding cities. From switching out and updating the appliances to changing out the back splash, small improvements can make all of the difference.
When it comes time to remodel your home, you may be confused on where to invest your money. If you want to invest in a remodeling job that is going to raise the value of your home, the kitchen is a great place to start. Even a minor investment can pay off big when it comes to resale value. Here are the current top trends in kitchen remodeling:
- Eco –Friendly products & Features – Consumers love eco-friendly products and are more likely to purchase a home that has eco-friendly appliances or updates. Energy Star appliances can help conserve energy and are better for the environment as well as your budget. Energy saving windows are another great investment that will maintain the heat in your home and lower your monthly energy bills as well.
- Quartz & Granite – When Portland Metro residents were surveyed, almost all of them agree that one area of home improvement that is essential to a kitchen makeover is new counter tops. Granite and quartz are some of the most popular options for counter tops. Both of these materials are excellent at resisting stains and can really take a beating without sustaining damage.
- Professional Grade Stoves –Portland Metro Area residents love a professional chef’s stove with all of the bells and whistles. A trendy home remodel that includes a stove with professional grade features such as an electric riddle or flat cook top are excellent selling points that can often bring you a return on your investment when you are ready to sell your home. Professional grade appliances are a sure fire way to impress buyers and make your home one that stands out from the rest.