Kitchen Remodeling can be a major undertaking. Since the kitchen is the hub of activity in the home, proper planning makes the remodeling process less stressful. As a professional home and kitchen remodeling firm, our goal is to help our clients wade through the many aspects of choosing the right design and materials for your project. Here are seven reasons why to remodel your kitchen:
- Kitchen is outdated
- Increase the value of the home
- Optimize energy savings
- Suit lifestyle needs
- Accomodate special needs
- Inspired by DIY
- Gourmet Cooking
Your kitchen may be outdated and in need of a few updates such as new counter tops, an updated tile back splash, or a complete overhaul. Perhaps, the kitchen has outlived its usefulness and you’re ready for a kitchen remodel.
Increase the value of the home
Homeowners often remodel their kitchens to increase the value or marketability of a property. RealtorMag.com describes cost vs value and how to get the best average return on investment.
An attractive kitchen will appeal to prospective home buyers more than a boring and outdated one. Homeowners may or may not recoup the investment of the remodel; this will depend on a variety of factors, such as the degree of the remodel and current market prices.
Optimize Energy Savings
Energy savings might be the prime motivation for a kitchen remodel. Adding skylights brings in more natural light reducing the need for artificial light. The installation of LED lighting will reduce consumption. Energy-efficient appliances and on-demand-water-heaters cut the utility bill and place less stress on the environment.
Your kitchen layout may have worked great for the previous homeowner–but not for you. Perhaps it lacks the updates that your family wants, such as an island with eating space to gather to enjoy coffee or grab a quick meal without going to the dining room table. Whatever the reason, one motivation for a kitchen remodel is to arrange the room to best suit your family’s needs.
Accommodate Special Needs
In some instances, it’s necessary to remodel the kitchen to better accommodate the needs of disabled family members. For example, a family member is in a wheelchair and no longer able to reach high cupboards. A special needs kitchen remodel can make the room more usable by providing access. Examples of this are:
- Installing a microwave drawer.
- Lowering a kitchen sink.
- Designing lower countertops.
Inspired by DIY
Watching home improvement shows on television inspire many homeowners to pursue a kitchen remodel. Some homeowners haven’t considered remodeling their kitchen until they’ve seen what a professional designer can create.
For a homeowner who enjoys preparing fancy meals and considers himself a gourmet cook, the prime reason for a remodel is the desire to create a dream kitchen. A gourmet kitchen with fancier amenities can inspire and motivate your desire to produce gourmet meals.
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Our job is to help our clients establish a realistic plan and work within a reasonable budget. We offer Design Services for all our kitchen remodeling projects. With our computer aided drafting program, we can provide our clients with 3D virtual walk through of your project during the design phase of the project.