Is hiring a kitchen remodeling contractor worth it?

One hundred percent.

Speaking of percentages, in major housing markets like the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, upscale major kitchen remodels yield the potential to return anywhere from 54 to 77 percent of a homeowner’s costs. That’s a pretty big deal.


Aside from the bathroom, the kitchen is the most frequently used room in the house – and it is the focal point of any home. It is also one of the most expensive rooms, construction-wise – and a quality kitchen remodel aptly showcases how wisely one’s money has been spent. In fact, an often-heard real estate mantra is that “kitchens sell houses,” and it’s true. If and when you decide to sell your home, this single room can do a lion’s share of the work when it comes to captivating potential buyers.

Keep in mind that traditional features contribute to a sound investment. A kitchen remodeling contractor brings expertise and efficiency to the table, helping you to select the best materials while putting the completion of the project on the fast track. Talk to your contractor about:

  • Wooden cabinets: Custom cabinetry crafted with quality wood such as walnut and sycamore adds a wealth of class to your kitchen remodel. Again, aim for a classic design, like shaker cabinets in neutral colors.
  • Commercial grade appliances: Implementing all white, black, or stainless-steel appliances gives your kitchen a sense of uniformity and a modern aesthetic. Investing in equipment that is not only state-of-the-art but also energy efficient gives your remodeled room a huge boost.
  • Natural wood and/or stone floors and countertops: Countertops are the second most popular upgrade installed by kitchen remodeling contractors, with quartz high among popular trends. Hardwood, too, is a top choice when it comes to flooring, far outpacing the popularity of tile or engineered wood.

Kitchen remodeling contractors also suggest that personal enjoyment should be the hallmark of any home improvement. Any anticipated return on investment is icing on the cake – particularly if a move is not in your immediate future. This helps you to maximize your use and enjoyment of this special place in your home.

As a family-owned and operated business, Cossentino and Sons Remodeling & Design, Inc. understands the kitchen is the heart and soul of your home. Call (410) 442-0000 to learn how we can help you build a better investment and check out examples of our kitchen remodels.