The kitchen is one of the most loved and used rooms in a house. Kitchens tend to be the “hub” of a home where everyone comes together. Additionally, it’s the room where we eat, socialize, have family discussions, and share laughter. With so many uses, it makes it worthwhile to make it the most spectacular room in the house. We’ve narrowed down the top 3 reasons to consider a kitchen remodel.
1. Kitchens Sell Homes
Kitchens are the central part of a home, and quite possibly, one of the most used and trafficked rooms. Guests who visit your house tend to congregate in the kitchen and will immediately notice the overall style and vibe. Any real estate agent will tell you that homes sell based on their kitchens and bathrooms. If you think that you might sell your home in the next 5 years or so, you might want to consider a kitchen remodel to increase your home’s selling potential and increase the asking price.
If a full kitchen remodel isn’t in the budget, consider minor upgrades like replacing the countertops, cabinet hardware, or appliances. Minor upgrades here and there can be impactful and give the entire kitchen a fresh look.
If you’re planning on remodeling a kitchen for its resale benefits, it’s crucial to get a certified kitchen designer’s (CKD) guidance to ensure you’re picking options that will appeal to a wide array of buyers. Certified Kitchen Designers specialize in very accurate design of a kitchen due to the many hours of training and education in the industry they have earned for the specialized designation. A poorly done kitchen remodel could turn off potential buyers if your taste is too specific.
2. Maximize Efficiency and Functionality
Older kitchens are often not very efficient, and can at times, feel like an obstacle course. They often have poor flow and have outdated appliances, which can add to your time in the kitchen. Not to mention, older kitchens are typically closed off from the rest of the home, which makes it difficult to move around while cooking.
Nowadays, homeowners are looking for open kitchens with ample light, space, and maximum functionality so they can easily move around the kitchen and be more efficient. Ideally, the traditional kitchen should be connected to the living and dining room so the person cooking can interact with the family while preparing a meal.
Remodeling your kitchen also gives you the benefit of upgrading outdated appliances and creating a more elegant and clean feel. Modern appliances are not only more energy-efficient and safer, but they are also more convenient than ever before. Consider adding a two-tiered dishwasher, an internet-connected oven or a smart fridge! To maximize functionality, you can also include pull-out cabinets for more storage space, a kitchen island, a dual sink, and a walk-in pantry.
Your needs may also change as you get older. To make your kitchen functional and accessible for many years to come, you may want to consider an aging-in-place remodel so you can continue to live safely at home even as you age.
3. Keep it Looking Brand New
Last but not least, one of the more practical reasons to remodel your kitchen is that it may simply be worn out. Over the years, your floorboards may begin to creak and wear, the linoleum might tear in a few spots, or the cabinets may not shut like they once did. Appliances should be in top shape so you don’t encounter any challenges when it comes to preparing and cooking your meals. Time is not kind to a kitchen, especially since it is likely the most trafficked room in your home.
In order to maintain the room’s utility and value, you will need to invest in it. Having a beautiful kitchen that is updated and modern will not only make it a room that you enjoy being in, but it will also take it to the next level for your family and friends to enjoy.
Let Us Help You With Your Kitchen Remodel Today!
Transform your kitchen into a beautiful and functional space that works for you. From small projects like updating the cabinets to large projects like changing the floor plan, and everything in between, L. Evans Design Group is an award-winning home remodeling firm based in Portland, Oregon that can help you create the home of your dreams. We believe your home should be designed and built for your needs now, and as they change in the future. That’s why we take the time to understand how you live, your needs, and your unique design perspective so we’re able to design beautiful spaces that are functional and will allow you to spend time in them for many years to come.