A kitchen renovation project can transform the look, feel, and value of your home. Perhaps this is why television shows like Extreme Home Makeover or Kitchen Crashers are so popular. Many homeowners experience vicarious excitement by simply viewing a kitchen makeover! It certainly can be exciting to see an old space transformed into something vibrant and new!
So why don't these same homeowners consider their own kitchen makeover? Perhaps they believe that cost is prohibitive, or they feel they do not have the time or energy. Perhaps they view their own outdated kitchens and believe that a kitchen transformation is impossible!
These obstacles can be overcome with thoughtful planning and the help of an experienced kitchen or home remodeling company. In fact, the benefits of a high-quality kitchen remodeling project far outnumber the challenges.
Below we offer five the top five benefits of a kitchen renovation:
1. Increase Your Home Value
According to Wikipedia, in the United States the home remodeling industry is a $300 billion dollar/year business. Kitchen renovations are among the most popular and significant home improvements. Depending on the size and value of your home, you can expect to pay 10-25% of your home's value for a high-quality kitchen renovation. Happily, a kitchen remodeling project is inevitably an excellent home investment. In today's flourishing housing market, you can expect to yield a return on investment of 75-100%. Now that's a significant benefit!
2. Increase Your Happiness
When planning the logistics of an expansive kitchen remodeling project, homeowners tend to forget the initial impulse that inspired the project: happiness. If you plan on living in your home for five or more years, the primary benefit of a kitchen renovation might not necessarily be increased home value. Happiness is extremely valuable! Keep happiness in mind when planning your own kitchen makeover. It's easy to get lost in the complicated and tedious logistics. Allow yourself time to imagine how your new kitchen renovation might ease the stress of your life, bring your family together, or brighten the atmosphere of your home. These are all important and legitimate benefits.
3. Update Your Kitchen
Too many homeowners toil away their hard-earned free time cooking, eating, and cleaning dishes in stuffy kitchens with outdated appliances. Simply updating appliances can provide a major improvement, easing your cooking experience. With a new range, you might re-discover your lost love of cooking! With a new, larger sink, you might even find that you enjoy washing dishes. But a kitchen update does not even necessarily require new appliances. If cost is an issue, you can simply paint the walls and cabinets with a fresh, vibrant paint. You'd be surprised how a simple change in color can transform a stodgy old kitchen into an exciting new place!
4. Get Organized
A kitchen renovation offers a wonderful opportunity to streamline and optimize your available kitchen work and storage space. Most home cooks wage a continual battle for space. Other family members fill kitchen countertops with items that have nothing to do with the kitchen - purses, school books, or junk mail! A beautiful kitchen is a clutter-free kitchen, and any high-quality kitchen remodeling project will address work and storage space first. You might trade hard-to-reach cabinets for open storage spaces or build a kitchen island for increased work space. With the help of an experienced kitchen remodeling professional, your organization options are limitless!
5. Get Safe
Many homeowners might not realize that working in an outdated kitchen can be dangerous. Outdated appliances might not function properly. Electrical outlets might not be properly grounded. Your floor might be damaged, leading to potential slips and falls. Your refrigerator might not keep food to a proper temperature, leading to food safety issues.
If you have small children, the dangers multiply. Are your cleaning products appropriately stored - away from the tiny, prying hands of your toddler?
All of these issues can be properly addressed with a thoughtful kitchen remodeling project. An updated stove or range can ease fire concerns. An updated refrigerator can ease food safety concerns. An electrician can update all outlets and connections. You want to feel safe - and a kitchen renovation, provides an important opportunity to address any potential danger.
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