Residential Remodeling: Boosting Home Value by Staying On Trend

When it comes time to sell your home in Greater Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky, it pays to look into residential remodeling ideas that are on trend. Most experts recommend reserving any far-out or overly creative remodels for smaller space such a guest bathroom. Choosing an on trend, timeless and tasteful remodel for your kitchen and master bathroom will likely substantially increase the value of your home. According to an article by, the average kitchen renovation that includes replacing all the appliances, cabinets, floor and adding a kitchen island costs about $56,000. A minor kitchen remodel could cost around $20,000. Experts say you’ll recoup between 68 and 78 percent of the cost of renovating a kitchen, but it could also mean the difference between a home that sells quickly and one that sits on the market.

Updating the kitchen

Trendy kitchen updates bring your old-fashioned kitchen into the modern era. After meeting with a Cincinnati home builder to talk about residential remodeling idea, you might decide to stay put instead of sell your home. According to a kitchen design trend report by HGTV, look for kitchen cabinets with hydraulic doors for greater functionality. Sensor-activated lighting and other kitchen technology will also get your home into the 21st century. Instead of going with basic white or stainless steel, consider appliances and sinks in eye-catching colors. Glass mosaic backsplashes and decorative lighting create a little drama.

Remodeling the bathroom

Your bathroom is a spa-like retreat so you feel pampered after working hard all day. To boost your home value, follow the latest trends in bathroom renovations. According to a piece by citing a survey by Houzz, some important features in today’s bathrooms include radiant heat flooring, LED shower heads, touch-operated showers, larger showers, double sinks and wall sconces. The Houzz survey showed 50 percent said they plan to spend more than $10,000 for a master bathroom renovation. Of those, 14 percent planned to spend $25,000 to $50,000. Almost 70 percent said they would rely on a residential remodeling professional rather than taking on a DIY project.

At J. Schmidt Homes, we work with our clients to figure out the most elegant and exciting renovations for their kitchen and bathrooms. We are in Lebanon Ohio and serve clients in the Greater Cincinnati area and Northern Kentucky. We also build custom homes when you are ready to step up to a better lifestyle.

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