Benefits of a Kitchen Remodel

In Interiors by stel-admin1

Deciding to renovate your house is a huge choice to make. Not only is it a big investment but interior upgrades can significantly change the way you enjoy your home. There’s a lot to consider before starting your renovation, ranging from aesthetics to future ROI. 

Recently, we’ve witnessed a surge in the number of kitchen renovations added to our list. For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home.  After all, we tend to gravitate towards the kitchen, so it should be somewhere we enjoy being. Here are some reasons to consider remodeling your kitchen into the space of your dreams.

Increases Functionality

A kitchen renovation allows you to create a design that works for you and your family. If you’re constantly trying to find storage space, you can opt to build in a whole new section of cabinets. Perhaps you feel boxed in when cooking in your kitchen; in this instance, you can decide to knock down some unnecessary walls. It’s all up to you. 

Extending past the design, bringing in new appliances can drastically improve your cooking abilities. Gone are the days of waiting half an hour for the oven to heat up or struggling to get the stove to light. Whether you go with a full-fledged reconfiguration, or you upgrade a few components of your kitchen, renovating will breathe new life into your cooking experience. 

Improve Safety

Proper maintenance of your appliances is necessary to keep them working effectively, but after so many years, it’s becomes time to replace them.  Over the years, the electric and gas connections can degrade, making your appliances more susceptible to leaks and other mishaps. Because of this, we recommend replacing appliances every 10 to 15 years to reduce any safety risks. 

Safety is also something to be considered within the design. If you’re a parent, you know that sharp corners, heavy cabinet drawers, and kids don’t mix. Installing a rounded countertop and soft close drawers will help minimize the bumps and bruises along the way. A lot of families also consider elevating their oven into the wall to avoid any other potential injuries. 

Enhance Entertaining

An open floor plan is ideal for hosting since it allows you to interact with your guests as they float around from room to room. Simply knocking down a constricting wall can make your home feel like a brand new space. A well-done kitchen remodel will make entertaining a breeze, enabling you to cater to your guests while simultaneously preparing food to serve.

If you’re serious about entertaining, you can opt to install unique additions that are a host’s dream. A new butler’s pantry will streamline your next formal dinner and a wine chiller will ensure that your guests never sip on room temperature drink. If you love entertaining, why not build out a kitchen that loves it just as much as you?

Reduce Energy Costs

As discussed above, appliances wear down over the years. One of the consequences of this decline is reduced energy efficiency. Not only are old appliances typically less energy efficient to begin with, but as they degrade, it takes more energy to accomplish the same end product. This can end up costing you, and the environment.

Upgrading to Energy Star appliances can save you, on average, $100 a year per machine. That’s a considerable amount of money, especially when you take into account how many appliances you have in your kitchen.

Refresh Look

Kitchens are one of the areas in the home that age the quickest. It seems as though, with each decade, a new wave of kitchen designs come into trend that is completely different than the past. We’re looking at you, early 2000s Tuscan kitchens. Although these designs are beautiful in their own right, they may not be in line with what you’d like in your 2019 home.

If your kitchen is beginning to show its age, a renovation in a timeless style will allow it to weather the years to come. Elements like shaker front cabinets, marble countertops, light neutrals, and a simple backsplash don’t seem to ever go out of style. 

Become More Sustainable

In addition to reducing energy consumption, a kitchen renovation can allow your home to be much more sustainable. Installing low-flow faucets and eco-friendly dishwashers can drastically cut back on your water usage. Your water bill will see a nice reduction and you can rest easy knowing you’re doing your part to reduce water waste.

Furthermore, incorporating sustainable elements into your design can shrink your kitchen’s carbon footprint. Materials like bamboo and natural stone have been trending, not just for their beautiful look, but for their eco-friendly nature. You can even use recycled materials like reclaimed wood to give a new purpose to something that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. 

Increase the Value of Your Home

Home renovations are a long-term investment in the property value of your house. Freshening up the aesthetics of your interior tends to translate well into the selling price, but especially so with a renovated kitchen. In fact, homeowners typically see an ROI of at least 70% with their remodel. 

It’s important to note that not all renovations are equal. Upgrading specific spaces can have a magnified effect on the final price of your home. Over the years, kitchen upgrades have consistently proved to be one of the most profitable investments you can make into the appearance of your home. 

Since the kitchen is a focal point in the home, a sleek design can also help speed up the sale. Many house hunters are on the search for a home that is nearly move-in ready. Since a kitchen remodel is an intensive project to undergo, especially alongside the process of buying a home, many buyers hone in on finding an already renovated kitchen. 

If you’re thinking about redoing your kitchen, leave it to the pros. A superb renovation perfectly marries fashion with function and will cater to the needs of your family. Make sure to pick a contractor who has the skills and expertise to accomplish the design you have in mind.

We’d love to chat and go over what you’re looking for in a kitchen renovation. Contact us to set up a free consultation and allow us to take care of the rest.