The reasons to change your kitchen are endless. Perhaps you want to increase the resale value of your home, improve function for your family, or you’re ready to change your dated design. Decisions for remodeling vary, but here are some of the top motivations for homeowners, and why you may want to remodel your kitchen this year.
It’s Time to Remodel Your Kitchen If…
Your kitchen should inspire you to gather with friends and family. If it doesn’t, then maybe it’s time to consider an update if…
You Want to Increase the Value of Your Home
Increase your home’s value or marketability should you choose to sell. A remodeled and attractive kitchen will appeal to prospective buyers. Depending on the size of the job, you could recoup approximately 60-80% of your investment.
Your Kitchen is Deteriorating
A deteriorating kitchen is a sign it’s time to renovate. Some things to look for are:
- Cracked tiles
- Peeling countertops
- Broken or missing cabinet doors
- Drawers that no longer close
- Warped shelves or doors
Appliances have changed significantly over the past two decades. There are many options to choose from and are more efficient. Exchanging old, outdated appliances for energy-efficient equipment can cut utility bills and place less stress on the environment.
It’s Time to Modernize Your Style
Your kitchen can be pristine yet outdated. If the kitchen says “1950s,” it might be time to transform your kitchen. Updates may involve:
- Refinishing or painting existing cabinets
- Painting walls
- Replacing counters, sinks, and flooring
- Changing backsplash
- Installing new appliances
- Adding trim
- Replacing dated light fixtures
- Installing new window treatments
Improve the Space for Cooking and Entertaining
A kitchen with an inefficient layout is a top reason for renovations. A kitchen makeover can improve your cooking space and entertaining possibilities. Some ways to improve your kitchen include:
- Making space to have utensils at hand
- Increasing storage for pots, pans, and bakeware
- Adding an adequate area for food prep
- Better organization for all the other essentials in cooking.
- Traffic flow and seating are also important considerations.
Add Functional Storage
When homeowners talk to us about remodeling a kitchen, they almost always want to create more functional storage. Remodeling can help you get more organized and add practical storage space.
The “Joy Factor” of Kitchen Remodeling
The “joy factor” is the number known for ranking how happy homeowners were with a project. On a scale of 1 to 10, professionally upgraded kitchens ranked at 9.2. According to The National Association of Realtors’ 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, 90% of homeowners reported they wanted to be in their homes more after complete kitchen remodels.
As if you needed any more excuses to remodel, right?
Are you ready to get started remodeling your kitchen? Call the professionals at CL Webb Construction at (479) 595-3309 for a FREE estimate.