Updating spaces in your home will almost always increase your home value, but homeowners always want to know which home improvement projects will actually bring about the biggest returns. Keep reading to learn more!

According to leading experts at Remodeling Magazine, even a minor kitchen remodel in Texas (including things like replacing cabinet doors and hardware), will bring homeowners over a 68% return on their investment. (If done strategically, it can bring even more!) If you’re looking for the biggest returns (maybe you’re putting your house on the market soon or you’re looking to refinance), focusing on minor remodeling could be the way to go. On the flip side, some bigger improvements can add the style and appeal that will bring your home into the next tiers of pricing – say “hello” to a 10 – 20K higher selling price! Consider custom millwork for a home theater…or effective shelving for your master closet…or unique and strategic open cabinetry in your eating spaces…so many options!

Latham can help you to manage a full cabinet overhaul within your budget, or we can offer customized accent pieces… or maybe some small-scale restoration! Regardless of the path that you choose, together we can make a plan to increase your future resale value as well as your current love of your space!

Here are a few ideas to keep your cabinetry fresh and current!

Kitchen Upgrade Ideas

Custom Millwork

Within your existing regular dining space, you can add some custom millwork that will be extremely useful and also add flavor to an otherwise simple space. The upgrade in this dining area took almost nothing away from the surface area of the flooring and uses vertical real estate to add storage and display options that add both character and practicality to the space.

Hardware Changes

Sometimes all you need is the “Midas Touch”! Hardware changes can be a quick and low-cost upgrade that makes the space feel completely different.

Bathroom Upgrade Ideas

Color Splashes

Sometimes all you need is a cabinet face lift! Feeling bored with your super-calming, relaxing bathroom space? While white will always be “in,” you can always go back! Latham can help you revitalize the look of your space with eye-catching splashes of color or new, custom cabinetry (i.e. subtle medicine cabinets). Be bold!

Hardware Changes

Bathrooms do not have as much hardware to change out as a kitchen. You can use bathrooms as a fun, inventive space to let your creativity soar!

Upgrade Ideas for Other Spaces


Is your entryway space lacking in some functionality that you or future homeowners might like? As you can see here below, we incorporated custom millwork to take advantage of this space. Essentially, we added a closet to a space that otherwise did not have one. Your guests’ jackets, shoes, hats, scarves are covered!

Home Theater

While you can certainly have an entire room dedicated to being a home theater, you can also modify a portion of another room to serve the same function as a home theater. In one fell swoop, you have managed to double the functionality of an existing space – think about the return!

Upgrading spaces in your home always sounds daunting (and expensive!) to homeowners. While no route here is totally free of charge, many options often cost less than our preconceptions tell us they should cost, and so many choices bring about returns on investment that could be making money for you! The experts at Latham would love to design a project with you that meets all of your needs – the financial, creative, and functional needs alike! Our favorite thing in the world to do is combine all of these goals into a beautiful final project for you and your home.

Custom cabinet designs by Latham

Any home project can start to feel overwhelming, whether its a new garage addition with built-in storage, or new custom cabinets for your kitchen. But at Latham we are here with you every step of the way! From start to finish our team will walk you through the design, build, and installation processes until project completion.


Whether you are just trying to figure out the details or already have a design in mind, our team is ready to engineer and custom build any millwork, cabinet, or staircase project for your home!