Kitchen Remodeling Questions Answered

Many of us, having lived the last year mainly at home, are realizing things about our homes we don’t love. Likely, the kitchen is at the top of the list. At The Cleary Company, we’ve been fielding many calls about kitchen renovations and updates. The number one question we are asked? Should I remodel my kitchen completely, or just upgrade it?

Whatever you choose to do, you will get a positive return on your investment. According to the National Association of Realtors®, the two most important interior projects you can do in your home are a complete kitchen renovation and a kitchen upgrade.

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At The Cleary Company Remodel – Design – Build, we know kitchen remodels boost the value of homes here in the Columbus, Ohio area! Remodeling magazine regularly publishes a Cost vs Value report which analyzes data and lists the average cost of popular remodeling projects. This report validates what we’ve found to be true in Central Ohio, you can recoup between 58 to 80% of your kitchen remodeling costs when you sell your home.

What is the difference between a full kitchen remodel and a kitchen update?

A kitchen update or refresh can involve a multitude of projects in the space or just a few minor revisions. Think of it as a facelift to update all the “pretty stuff” in your kitchen that you notice immediately.

As you seriously inspect your kitchen, think about what doesn’t work for you. What are some easier, not as costly fixes that would make the biggest difference in the space? Fixing just one or two of these items by replacing, updating or refinishing can give your kitchen a pleasing face-lift, quickly and for a fraction of the cost of a full remodel.

  • Cabinetry
  • Fixtures
  • Countertops
  • Flooring
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Backsplash
  • Lighting
  • Wall color, shelving and decor

For updating any of these specific areas, check out Home Services by The Cleary Company. Completing a small project in the kitchen might be all that’s needed to complete your vision. Our Home Services Team is able to work on small kitchen updates serving many clients’ needs.

A complete kitchen remodel is just that— a full demo of the entire space that can also include a rework of the entire floorplan. Clients seek this solution when they find their kitchen no longer works for their lifestyle. It might be too small, doesn’t function the way you need it to or is very outdated and in need of a brand-new look. Tearing out everything down to the studs allows for reconfiguring the space for functionality and better flow. You might choose to add more space through an addition. And, typically, any outdated electrical and plumbing is replaced increasing safety as well as meeting all local building codes.

What to consider?

You need to think about many things when trying to decide what to do in your kitchen. What are your short and long-term goals? How will all the factors below play into your decisions?

  • Cost
  • Functionality
  • Enjoyment
  • Needs and Wants
  • Livability
  • Selling soon or staying for a long time

As you read the lists above and objectively evaluate your answers, you may realize everything in your kitchen needs to be “updated.” Maybe a wall needs to come down to create a bigger room or you want to relocate the kitchen in the home altogether. At The Cleary Company, this is what we do. Our Design Build Team works with you to create and execute your vision. We help you determine your needs as we work through all the factors to consider and your ultimate goals for your kitchen.

Whether you decide on several cosmetic updates or go all in with a completely new kitchen remodel, you will increase the ROI of your home.

Contact us today to discuss your kitchen remodeling project! Call 614-459-4000 or visit our website.