Is it time for a kitchen remodel? Maybe you’ve been thinking about remodeling your kitchen for years. Or maybe you’re a new homeowner looking to improve your recent purchase. No matter your exact situation, remodeling your kitchen has many benefits. The kitchen is truly the heart of your home. It’s where you cook for your family, entertain guests, or retreat for a midnight snack. If you’re looking for reasons to remodel your kitchen, we’re here to help you make that final push! Here are five reasons to get started with your kitchen remodel today.
Upgrade to meet your family’s needs
If your family is growing, remodeling your kitchen to upgrade your appliances and finishes is important. For example, if you have young children or are expecting a baby, you might want to consider upgrading your range to an induction cooktop, which stays cool even when it’s heating your food, preventing kids from burning themselves. A french-door style refrigerator is also a good idea. Refrigerators with a freezer drawer are easy pickings for young kids looking for something to play with or sneaking a snack. New finishes are also an important part of your kitchen remodel. Certain finishes are easier to clean than others and easy cleaning is essential when you have young children. If your children may be grown and you’re planning on aging in place, a kitchen remodel should include changes that make your kitchen more accessible. One example is adding more room to maneuver in the event your mobility becomes impaired. No matter your family’s needs, a kitchen remodel can help!
Improve your functionality
Whether you’ve lived in your home for twenty years or just bought it last month, odds are there are parts of your home that don’t satisfy you. A kitchen remodel is a great way to improve a room that’s at the center of your home. No one works well in an awkward space. Maybe your counters are too small and cramped, or perhaps you can’t open a cabinet if someone is in the refrigerator. These problems can be fixed with the right remodel. Adding lighting under your cabinets can improve visibility, while creating a pantry can free up space in your cabinets for appliances, utensils, or other useful tools. Or maybe there’s a wall separating your kitchen and dining room, making it difficult to carry food and plates back and forth from the table to the kitchen. An open floor plan could help. If you’ve ever felt frustrated by the confines of your kitchen, a kitchen remodel might be right for you.
Get ready to sell
If you’re planning on selling your home, a kitchen remodel can also help! Kitchen remodels offer a great return on investment, or ROI, for their cost. Depending on what exactly your remodel looks like, you could see returns up to 80%! That can translate into a higher sale price on your home, and more money into your wallet, travel fund, or investment into a new home. When remodeling your kitchen for sale, it’s important to stay up-to-date on design trends. If you remodel your kitchen and it goes from feeling thirty years out-of-date to five years out-of-date, is that really a remodel? For this reason, we recommend you turn to professionals who know a thing or two about design. Updated appliances, new backsplashes, and improved flooring can all help make your kitchen more attractive to prospective buyers. And, even if you’re not ready to sell, but think you will soon, a kitchen remodel can still add value to your home. A home is an investment. It’s important to make sure you’re taking care of yours.
Improve energy efficiency
Energy-conscious homeowners might be interested in cutting down on their electric or gas bill, or trying to save the planet. No matter your reasons, a kitchen remodel can help. New windows allow for natural lighting, which can cut down on your electric bills. New light fixtures or built-in lighting can also help. And, of course, energy-efficient appliances can make a huge difference. This can be as simple as replacing your aged appliances (if it’s more than 20 years old, you may have a real energy vampire on your hands), but it can also involve going a step further and moving away from certain kinds of appliances. For example, a convection oven requires less energy and also can cook food faster. An induction cooktop, which uses electromagnetic energy to cook, can also cut down on your monthly bills. A great kitchen remodel involves taking steps to make your kitchen run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Maybe the reason for your kitchen remodel is more straightforward: it’s ugly. There’s no shame in admitting that the mauve countertops you picked up thirty years ago don’t really go with your mustard yellow cabinets or the brown shag carpet under your feet. That’s an extreme example, but wanting to beautify your kitchen is a legitimate reason to look into a kitchen remodel. Trends and personal tastes can change over time and there’s nothing wrong with updating your finishes to match what you like now. Modern materials, such as marble countertops, are often more durable and easier to clean and maintain compared to something like formica. On the other hand, hardwood floors are much easier to clean than tile, with tricky cracks that can be difficult to get spilled food out of. Even a fresh coat of paint can make a big difference in improving the look of your kitchen!
No matter what your reasons for pursuing a kitchen remodel, let our family at Springs Home Improvement help make your dream kitchen a reality! With over a decade of experience with kitchen remodeling in the Colorado Springs area, we’re here to help you. Our customers can’t say enough good things about our kitchen remodels, but we’ll let you be the judge of that yourself. Have a look at our featured projects here.