Add value with a kitchen facelift: is a full renovation worth it?

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If you’re thinking of doing something new with your kitchen, the first step will be asking yourself the big question: 

Will you give your existing kitchen a facelift, or invest in a top-to-bottom kitchen renovation?

It’s no secret that updating the kitchen is a major investment in your day-to-day life as well as the overall value of the home. Arguably the most important room in the home, your kitchen is a focal point for your daily routine and a major consideration for property buyers and investors.

Kitchens remain one of the biggest renovation priorities when people are looking to add value to the home.  However, the challenge is determining the potential return on investment (ROI) for your work. This can be difficult since prices, materials and time spent can all vary. ROI can start from 50% and rise and fall based on your investment – you could add $40,000 to your home’s value by spending up to $65,000 (62%). Some stats even show that remodelling the kitchen for $15,000 will produce an ROI of over 90% once the property is sold.

So is a full kitchen renovation worth it? Or is a kitchen facelift the best way to add value to your home? Here are some things to consider.

Pros and cons of a full kitchen renovation 

One of the biggest advantages of undergoing a full kitchen renovation is creating something to your exact specifications. Renovations can give you the power to fully customise the design and aesthetics of your kitchen to better suit your taste and style preferences. It also gives you the opportunity to reorganise the layout and optimise the flow, making cooking and other activities more efficient.

However, full renovations can create quite the bill. Without a savvy renovator by your side to ensure you are getting good value for your vision, like Dream Doors Kitchens, your renovation may cost up to $42,000.

Full renovations can also impact your life in different ways. Renovators who do not coordinate properly with other trades, or fail to budget the project time properly, can cause your renovation to take weeks and even months.

Major benefits to a kitchen facelift

Renovations with the right provider can definitely transform your kitchen into a brand-new space, but a kitchen facelift can be just as effective at creating the kitchen of your dreams. There are several cosmetic changes that a kitchen facelift can provide that help to enhance your property value: 

  • Cabinet doors: Simply replacing your cabinet doors can completely transform your kitchen’s appearance and the entire aesthetic. Upgrading handles or changing to handle less doors and drawers can also make a noticeable difference.
  • Benchtop replacement: New benchtops can not only give your kitchen a new appearance, but can also make it more practical using new zero silica materials available.
  • Splashback installation: Adding a new splashback can add style and visual interest to the space.

Benefits to consider

Cost-effective: Compared to a full renovation, the changes involved in a kitchen facelift are typically less expensive, making it a budget-friendly option for homeowners. 

Quicker completion: Since the focus is on cosmetic changes rather than major structural alterations, the project

timeline is shorter, allowing you to enjoy the updated kitchen sooner.

Less disruption: A kitchen facelift involves less construction and disruption compared to a full renovation, reducing the inconvenience during the process.

Reduced environmental impact: Where possible we use the existing kitchen cabinets. This requires fewer materials and less waste, making it a more environmentally friendly option.

Looking to add value to your home? Get in touch with DDK 

Dream Doors Kitchens can help you achieve more for less, providing updated features that allow you to feel as though your kitchen has been completely transformed without tearing everything out and starting from scratch. There’s no reason to break the bank to create the kitchen you want. Simply get in touch with us and we’ll guide you through the kitchen facelift process.

Contact Dream Doors Kitchens today.