58 Kitchen Remodel ROI - things to avoid


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What kitchen renovations are not going to give you a return on your investment when selling your home?

But first….

Amy troubleshoots a listener question about a waterfall faucet that comes out of a mirror.

Plus, it’s time for a Tool Crate update! The subscription this time included a mechanical contractor pencil and a 24 volt brushless circular saw by Flex.

Tips for what to avoid in kitchen renovations when considering your return on investment (ROI):

· Kitchen renovations should never exceed 25% of your home value

· Overly customized kitchens

· Using low quality materials - for example, don’t use IKEA cabinets due to the low quality and inability to repair

· Excessive wallpaper

· Using high end appliances

· DIY repairs gives the buyer and real estate agents red flags – especially plumbing

· Out of style trends such as outdated hardware on your cabinets

· Sacrificing space such as taking walls down

· Natural stone countertops are expensive and prone to damage and the options for alternatives are so excellent now. Amy mentions Cambria as a great option for quartz countertops and backsplashes.

· Exaggerated lighting: good lighting shouldn’t be noticeable. The general rule of thumb is 70 to 80 lumens per square foot.

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