At some point, you’re going to want to sell your Sotheby’s Phoenix home. So, when it comes to remodeling your kitchen, you’ll want to make sure you can get the maximum return on your investment. You don’t need to get swept away by faddish design choices either. But there are some guidelines you can follow to make sure you end up with kitchen features that are marketable and retain their beauty. After all, the average complete kitchen renovation costs $60,000. If you make the right choices, you could recover about 67 percent of your investment according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Go White!

When renovating your Sotheby’s Phoenix home go white! It’s the most marketable color and doesn’t go out of style. The color can make kitchens feel bigger. White is associated with happiness, purity and new beginnings. Paint walls and even cabinets white.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors are more popular than ever. The National Association of Realtors® found that more than half of home buyers who bought a home without them say they would have paid around $2,000 extra if the Sotheby’s Phoenix home had hardwood floors. In fact, 80 percent of buyers of all ages say hardwood floors are somewhat or very important. Hardwood makes homes more inviting and is perfect for open floor plans. Hardwood is also eco-friendly.

Shaker Cabinets

Shaker cabinets never seem to go out-of-style and look good in about any setting just like wood floors. The simple, clean lines can work with traditional and contemporary style kitchens. 

Carrara Marble  

Carrara marble for countertops is another timeless classic that has been around for years. Carrara’s white colors look great in a Sotheby’s Phoenix home with a white kitchen or any kitchen. The white comes from natural stones. Carrara also doesn’t cost as much as quartz.


Use subway tile for a backsplash in your Sotheby’s Phoenix home kitchen. The style goes back over a hundred years when it was used in the first subway tunnels in New York. Classic subway tiles are white and measure 3-inch-by-6-inch. The tiles also never go out-of-style. These tiles work great as a backsplash since they guard against moisture and are easy to clean. The classy look allows you to use a blast of color.

Smart Storage

Homeowners store almost half of their kitchen items in another room since kitchens normally don’t have enough storage space. That’s according to data released at the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. The solution is smart storage for your Sotheby’s Phoenix home. These are cabinets with shelves and compartments that turn, extend, and slide. 

Heading into 2017, you can give your kitchen a fresh look and still get a return on your investment.  You just need to do your research before you proceed.