Making changes to your kitchen’s layout or design is always a smart move, and it gets better when the renovations add value to your home. From changing the fixtures to altering the entire layout, there are different ways in which you can renovate your kitchen, not only to change its look.

These kitchen renovation ideas will help you improve the design and aesthetics of your kitchen, as well as make things easier for you and your family. Here are three value adds for kitchen renovations that you should consider:

1. Add a Kitchen Island 

If your kitchen is spacious enough, adding an island or a mobile workstation to your kitchen will change its overall look and at the same time, add more value to it. A kitchen island can act as the ideal place for cooking with your family and helping little ones with their homework. It can also add extra seating when you entertain guests, and it gives you a chance to sit still and relax while cooking. 

A kitchen island won’t take up much space and will even help in adding more storage spaces. Before adding an island to your kitchen, you should consider the function, whether it’s for new seating areas or extra space for food prep and more. The appliances you need to add and adjust, the storage space it adds, the shape and the style are also essential.

2. Update the Kitchen Fixtures

Updating kitchen light fixtures and appliances

Another way you can add value to your kitchen, while simultaneously improving its look, is through updating the fixtures. These fixtures include everything from the lighting to the faucets. Enhancing your kitchen lighting will make it easier for you to cook, especially at night, and change the appearance of your kitchen. You can add light pendants above the kitchen island or breakfast bar. Swap out your standard bulbs for recessed lighting and close-to-ceiling lights.

Adding fixtures like a faucet with an integrated sprayer or a kitchen sink with a different design will make cleaning up after meals faster and easier, and make your kitchen look good at the same time. You can also add other fixtures like an oven hood, wine rack and more to make your kitchen look more modern.

3. Create a Seamless Kitchen Layout

You don’t have to limit yourself to value-add renovation ideas simply because you have a small kitchen. If you can configure your kitchen layout in the right way, you can make it more spacious and comfortable to use, allowing you to move smoothly without feeling awkward or suffocated. 

Some ideas include keeping the sink, refrigerator and stovetop close to each other for efficiency when cooking and cleaning up. Also, leaving enough space for the appliance doors and kitchen cabinets to open gives you more space. By rearranging your kitchen to create a seamless layout, you’re adding value and improving the look of your kitchen.

Improve Your Kitchen’s Look and Function

With these tips, you can easily enhance the look and the function of your kitchen. If you’re in the mood for a new kitchen environment and you want to get the best out of your kitchen, you can follow these renovations and add value to the bottom line of your property. 

Alex Capozzolo is the owner of the Brotherly Love Real Estate blog and a content writer for the real estate industry. He is focused on helping people through one of the most important investment decisions of their lifetime by seamlessly providing fast, honest and professional real estate services.