Whether you are currently a homeowner on Hatteras Island or are in the market to become one, you have probably asked yourself if remodeling the kitchen and/or bathrooms would be a good investment. If you own a home on Hatteras Island built more than 10-15 years ago, or are looking at homes built in that same timeframe, chances are the kitchen and bathrooms are dated. Think about it – even homes that were built in 2000 are now almost 20 years old! Consumers today want open floor-plans with high-end cabinets and gleaming countertops – not exactly what is being offered in many of the current properties on the market. As a Seller, you might say “But we have the views!” (and you do) but if your home has been languishing on the market because the views are great but the rest of the house lacks that “WOW” factor, a small kitchen renovation may be just the ticket to a faster sale, at a HIGHER price.
According to the NAR 2017 Remodeling Impact Report, a complete kitchen renovation, a kitchen upgrade and a bathroom renovation rank as the Top 3 when it comes to projects’ appeal to buyers and projects’ likely value to the home for resale. 54% of REALTORS ® have suggested sellers complete a kitchen upgrade before attempting to sell, and 23% said the project most recently helped cinch a deal for them, resulting in a closed sale. The NARI Remodelers’ cost estimate for a kitchen upgrade was $35,000; REALTORS ® estimated cost recovered was $20,000, equaling 57% of value recovered from the project. In comparison, the NARI Remodeler’s cost estimate for a complete Kitchen Renovation was $65,000; REALTORS ® estimated cost recovered was $40,000, equaling a 62% value of recovered from the project.
So, how does one go about renovating or upgrading a kitchen or bath in a Hatteras Island home, possibly from afar, when contractors are in short supply and materials and selections aren’t readily available? Luckily we’ve had a new addition to the Island, by the name of HI Caliber Kitchen & Bath. Whether you have a vision in your head or a collection of favorites pictures from Pinterest of what you want your kitchen or bath to look like, HI Caliber can help you, from start to finish. HI Caliber will take your project from “Concept to Completion” and is now in full swing, offering turn-key kitchen and bath remodeling services here on Hatteras Island.
HI Caliber carries cabinetry by Yorktowne & Design Craft which combined, offer a nearly limitless array of styles, finishes, and customizable cabinetry for every room throughout your home. If you’re looking for something more exotic than what can be accomplished in those lines, the craftsman at HI Caliber will source raw material and build exactly what it is you’re looking for.
HI Caliber utilizes an industry leading design software called 2020 which offers countless ways of communicating design details with clients, including what’s come to be known as “Photorealistic” renderings. Arguably the most challenging aspect of building, whether in new construction or renovation settings, is getting all parties on the same page. The use of high quality renderings offers value by helping clients get comfortable with what exactly it is they’re buying before being asked to fully commit to the project.