Custom Built-Ins: How They Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

Do you ever walk into a room and it just feels like you’d like to spend more time there? Some rooms have that quality, while others don’t. Sometimes it’s hard to put your finger on what exactly feels so right – is the natural light, the construction materials, or the colour scheme that makes the room feel so comfortable? Or does it have more to do with the layout, like a good feng shui (the Chinese practice of arranging objects to optimize the well-being of the space)?

If it’s true that everything around us impacts how we think and feel, then all of the above has a part to play in how a room feels. This is especially true of rooms like the kitchen and bathroom, which must be both highly functional and feel good if they are to serve their purpose. This makes design particularly tricky; if you want the bedroom or the living room to start giving you that warm and fuzzy feeling, it’s mostly a matter of décor, but to have a high-functioning kitchen and bath requires significantly more work in terms of design as well as all those aesthetic choices.

Investing in custom built-ins can yield a cozy vibe that brightens your mood and calms your mind…and also yields great returns when it comes to increasing the resale value of your home. If your kitchen or bath doesn’t make you happy right now, consider redesigning the space for optimal form and function and turn these rooms into ones you’re happy to spend more time in now – and that will net you more money at selling time.

Some Renovations Don’t Increase Your Home’s Value; Built-ins Do

Have you ever gotten so sick of staring at the same four walls that you decided on a major plan of renovation? While the changes might be for your eyes only, the fact for most people is that they will sell their homes at some point – and that might be the point at which they realize that their remodel has actually done more harm than good when it comes to the home’s resale value. For example, putting in a pool, turning a bedroom into a specialty room or transforming your garage into a palatial man-cave can actually hurt you when it comes time to sell your home.

If ROI is what you’re looking for, upgrading a tired kitchen will definitely increase your home’s appraised and resale value. And since kitchen cabinetry can be the main dominating feature of any kitchen, custom built-ins are renovation dollars well spent. Why is that the case?

  • The kitchen is the heart of a home, where families spend a lot of time together. Buyers notice kitchens right away.
  • Buyers will be able to see themselves storing all their belongings in your beautiful custom cabinets
  • Other important kitchen upgrades like stone countertops and stainless steel appliances would look funny with old, dated, faded cupboards and cabinets
  • If you knock down a full or half-wall, you can create more room for built-ins and connect the kitchen to the dining or living room, creating an airy, spacious, open look that buyers can picture themselves enjoying.
  • Custom built-ins can be found in other rooms of a home besides the kitchen. For maximum exposure, try custom built-ins in the bath, like a space-saving recessed vanity and built in shelves for storing bathroom accessories such as folded towels and beauty products.

At Trillium Kitchens and Baths, we challenge ourselves to exceed the highest construction standards to ensure you receive the best cabinets that will increase the resale value of your home. Our solid craftsmanship, premium raw materials and European design and engineering will ensure you enjoy the use of your custom built-ins yourself…and that home buyers will appreciate that value when you eventually move up.

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