Want to know if your kitchen needs to be remodeled into a functional, comfortable, and safe space? Dive into this blog to know the answer!
I mulled over the idea of doing a kitchen remodel for years before deciding to take the plunge. I found myself scowering the internet for inspiration, and watching countless hours of kitchen renovation videos before the budget even existed. Much of my research left me with tons of questions- what's a realistic budget, how can I cut costs, and how do I know if I'm choosing the right stone.
The kitchen is undoubtedly where you gather with loved ones to cook, eat, and collect cherishable memories. It's one of the most functional spaces in the home so it's natural for the kitchen to undergo a lot of wear and tear. The accumulation of grease, oil, and other stains can dishevel the space over time and if you're like me you may start feeling that instead of working for you, your kitchen just makes you work harder. We also need to leave room in the conversation that you may have purchased a fixer upper and you want your home to reflect you.
Such situations call for a kitchen remodel. From improving the look of the house to providing a higher ROI (return on investment). Don't fret I've compiled all the significant benefits a renovation in the heart of your home can bring you.
Lower Energy Costs - Are you tired of paying loads of money for your electricity bills every year?
Try upgrading your outdated appliances to energy-efficient smart appliances. It will not only save you money, but they will make cooking and cleaning a lot more enjoyable.
Monogram Appliances- Made by GE these appliances are one of the best in the business for quality and luxury.
Upgrading appliances, combined with switching to low-flow faucets (to reduce water usage) and materials such as butcher block countertops, will transform your kitchen into an eco-friendly and sustainable place.
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Provides More Storage Space
The breakfast nook of my kitchen had a massive hall tree. Although they can be extremely useful, I knew it was poorly positioned by the builder and it was cluttered with all sorts of things that we accumulated in just 3 years! I knew that in order for us to become more organized we needed MORE storage space - We really needed: A PANTRY!! A pantry made much better design sense because you could store anything from pans & pots or baking dishes to your food and other supplies, so you won't have any more messes in the kitchen. A well-designed pantry can also improve efficiency by making it easier to find what we need when cooking meals or preparing crafts at home!
Overall great design helps improve efficiency and productivity!
Your home is your sanctuary. But sometimes, it can be your worst nightmare! From slippery floors to unsafe wiring and outdated appliances; you'll find countless hazards in any kitchen. Luckily for us however there are simple solutions that will make this your kitchen safe again: installing water-temperature regulators with anti - scalding devices to prevent water temperatures from rising to dangerous levels. Also, ovens should be designed to allow people easy access while standing up - it's best not try lifting heavy casserole dishes if there isn't enough space or if it’s installed too slow because kneeling, bending, or crouching on hard surfaces puts strain on your body! If you really want to be fancy install two!
Increases Home Value
Kitchens are one of the most important features in any homewhen it comes to value. To get the most out of your investment, turn to a professional for help. Investing in a new kitchen can have significant benefits for both you and your buyers. A well-designed, modern space will translate into an increase of money invested as well as higher values on homes around yours - which means even if it's not fully paid off yet (or ever), there'll still be value! The right upgrades are cited by many people when they're deciding whether or not buy; these include things such has cabinets designed specifically with cooking needs at heart!
How Much Does A Kitchen Remodel Cost?
When it comes to kitchen remodeling, there's no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to the cost. The price of a kitchen remodel can vary depending on the size of the space, the materials used, and any additional features you may choose to add. For example, if you decide to go with high-end appliances and custom cabinetry, you can expect to pay more. On the other hand, if you opt for more affordable materials and stick with your existing countertops and flooring, you may be able to keep costs down. Ultimately, the cost of a kitchen remodel is determined by how much work needs to be done, as well as what materials and features you want to include. So, if you're looking for a ballpark figure on kitchen remodeling costs, the best advice is: it depends!
The average cost of remodeling your kitchen in a US household is around $22,000, which can go all the way up to $50,000, depending on the extent of the renovation done. A major, luxurious renovation will cost you between $40,000 to $70,000. For smaller projects that only involve upgrading the tile backsplash, painting, installing a new sink, and changing the cabinet facades, the cost can drop down to $10,000.
Generally, 25% of your budget is spent on cabinets, with 15 to 20 percent required for the installation and labor costs. Natural/engineered stone countertops will require around $2k to $7k, while a new pantry or kitchen island, modern appliances, lighting, and new flooring may cost up to $35k to $50k altogether.
No matter what your budget may be, there are a few ways to help keep costs down while still getting the kitchen of your dreams. Consider repainting existing cabinets or refinishing existing countertops to give your space an updated look. You may also be able to keep costs down by shopping around for materials and appliances, or buying used items if they are in good condition. Additionally, you can enlist the help of a professional to come up with creative solutions that will make the most out of your budget.
Ripping the bandage off was a little painful at first but I can't begin to tell you the joy i experience when I'm in the kitchen preparing a meal for the family or watching my kids dance to their favorite song in the center of our new kitchen.
So, what are you waiting for? Hire a contractor and go for one of the best home improvements you can invest in — a kitchen remodel!
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