Due to the advent of spring, contractor/builder Scott Pollak says now is the optimal time for a kitchen remodel. “Early spring is the best time to really dive into the kitchen-planning stages and find the right contractor,” said Pollak, owner of Sandcastle Builders, who has been remodeling kitchens for thirty years. “In the spring, there are pre-season specials from vendors, as well as contractor specials. Tax refunds are also rolling in, giving homeowners more income to complete their projects.”
For homeowners thinking about remodeling their kitchens this spring, Pollak shares the following three benefits:
No. 1: Increased resale value. A kitchen remodel can significantly boost a home’s resale value. Additionally, according to the 2015 Remodeling Impact Report, 82% of homeowners said their updated kitchen gave them a greater desire to be at home, and 95% were happy or satisfied with the result.
No. 2: Economically feasible. Minor kitchen remodeling can be as simple as putting in new cabinet doors and drawer fronts, appliances and countertops. In fact, according to a SFGate article, by itself, just replacing tired-looking kitchen cabinets adds immediate home value improvement, while midgrade painted kitchen cabinets with newer features are affordable and may even add value comparable to high-line cabinetry. “Whites, grays and neutrals are leading the way in today’s kitchens,” adds Pollak, “creating a light and airy, clean and simple look, which also lends itself to a classic, timeless design.”
No. 3: Ready for the holidays. “If you hire the right contractor/builder now, you can have the majority of the project construction done during the summer or early fall, and your new kitchen will be ready before the holidays,” said Pollak. “Most people start at the end of summer or early fall, hoping to get the project done by the holidays, which is a mistake as you should allow yourself more time if you want to host the next Thanksgiving celebration to show off your beautiful new kitchen, as the kitchen is the hub of the home.”
This story was contributed by Scott Pollak, owner, Sandcastle Builders & Development, Inc., a licensed developer, general contractor and builder, and is rated A+ with the BBB. It specializes in all phases of construction, including commercial and residential.