Best Return on Investment by Using our Design Plans

You are thinking about selling your home one day.  But it has been several years since your kitchen had a touch-up.

If you allow prospective buyers to see your outdated kitchen, they will probably move on to the next house. The fact is that homebuyers are more interested in the kitchen than they are in any other area of the house.  So you are making an excellent choice in deciding to remodel your kitchen.

How Much Should You Spend on Renovations?

Homeowners often believe that they must spend large sums of money on renovations to compete with their other neighbors who have their home on the real estate market too.  But this actually isn’t true. You will receive the best return on investment (otherwise referred to as ROI) if you lower your budget and begin a kitchen remodeling project that is within the financial means of your location and neighborhood. Otherwise, your house will be priced outside of the local real estate market. For example, your home may be in a city , or for that means a particular neighborhood, where houses are selling for

$200,000 on average. If you were to spend $50,000 on kitchen renovations, the price on your house would be over-inflated and not a wise financial decision to make.  Sometimes we get caught up with the fact that we must “sell the home” and “do whatever it takes” to get it to sell.  But at the end of the day, if you don’t get a good return on investment, it just isn’t worth it.

How Can We Help You Out?

At Lotz Home & Office, LLC, we are a Naperville kitchen remodeling contractor, and we can create a new refreshed look for your kitchen that will be perfect for your home. We are a family-owned business that has been in the remodeling industry for 27 years, and we designed our new kitchen remodeling program Switchin Your Kitchen™ kitchen remodeling simple for you.

Our design team has already done a lot of the work for you. For example, we have:

  • Nine different color design options that were chosen specifically for your kitchen by our designer, Lea Placek;
  • We have chosen all the floors, cabinets, backsplashes and countertops;
  • To ensure that you will remain within your budget, we placed our nine color design choices in three different categories, and everyone finds a category that can accommodate a small, medium or large budget.

We Offer You Two Choices When Remodeling:  The Footprint Plan or the Custom Plan.

The Footprint Remodeling Plan:

If your kitchen is in good shape, you do not have to feel obligated to give it a complete overhaul. The better plan is to give it a facelift, and you can do this with our “footprint kitchen plan.” This plan keeps your flooring, walls and plumbing intact and replaces the old fixtures and finishes with newer ones. It eliminates the need to pay high construction costs and offers you the highest return on investment when you only need minor repairs. It will also require less time than more extensive renovations. Since none of us can predict the future, choose this option if you believe that you will want to sell your home in less than 10 years.

The Custom Remodeling Plan:

On the other hand, your kitchen needs a full-scale remodeling job, you would be doing your home a disservice if you opted for the footprint kitchen plan. This would backfire and would not provide you with the return on investment that you are seeking.  You can determine if your kitchen needs major repairs by doing a simple inspection. For example, your cabinets may be so fragile that they would not survive for very long after your Naperville kitchen remodeling contractor re-faces them. In this instance, it would be in your best interests to choose our custom plan.  With the custom plan, you can move walls to alter the layout of the kitchen. You can also increase the lighting by adding new fixtures, but you don’t have to stop until you have the counter space and plumbing fixtures that you desire. This option is advantageous to those who know they will remain in the home for more than 15 years.  This is where you gain back your return on investment by the longer amount of time you stay in your home.

So What is Your Next Step?

Make sure to visit us at to learn more about our Switchin’ Your Kitchen™ plans.  Or feel free to contact either Brenda or myself online or in the office: 815-260-6773.  We’d be happy to discuss your current kitchen remodeling problems and how we can help you out.

Contributor: Mark Lotz

Mark Lotz is the owner of Lotz Home & Office, a Naperville Remodeling Contractor and Naperville Painting Company for the past 27 years. You can find Mark at his Google+Twitter, or Facebook page.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on getting your bathroom remodeled, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving the South Barrington, Barrington, North Barrington, Inverness, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg, Elgin, Long Grove, South Elgin, Palatine, Wayne, Deerfield, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

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