The kitchen is the heart of the home, so remodeling it to suit your changing needs is a must. Appliances get worn out, countertops become dull, windows get stuck, and the sink that once worked for you is too small for your family’s growing needs.
How can you make your kitchen space more inviting so unplanned gatherings occur naturally each day as you make dinner with your kids nearby?
What is it that will make your kitchen more beautiful, functional, and inviting to you, your family, and your friends? How would adding an island or a breakfast nook surrounded by gorgeous bay windows enhance your life each day? What would more natural light in your kitchen do to its atmosphere?
Let’s explore the many benefits of updating your kitchen.
You’re Going to Love the Advantages of a Kitchen Remodel
Here are eight reasons you’ll love a kitchen remodel:
1. To express your personal style
Why start the day in an uninspiring, outdated kitchen when you can remodel and create a space you enjoy beginning your day in?
Solutions: Renovate your space with updated products, colors, and designs that bring out the best in your kitchen (and you!).
- Add visual interest by choosing your favorite color and shape for your new backsplash tile.
- Go with quartz or granite countertops, and add a hood above your range.
- Update kitchen fixtures, and install task lighting.
- Transition to a drop-in stainless steel sink with a pull-down faucet.
2. To create more of a “great room” by removing a wall
Sometimes there just isn’t enough space in your current kitchen to make it work for your family. By removing a wall adjacent to your kitchen, you can create a great room where your family can relax and enjoy life together. If you want more “together time,” a great room may be your solution.
Solution: Isn’t it time to seize the day and enjoy those you desire to spend more time with? You can discuss with us at VL Builders about how taking down a wall between your kitchen and your living or dining room can give you the ideal atmosphere to relish with those you love most.
3. To improve your kitchen’s layout
Is your kitchen too cramped? Do you need more counter space for meal preparation, or an island to serve quick breakfasts and give your kids a place to do their homework as you make dinner? Talk to a reputable contractor (like us!) who can devise a new floor plan that maximizes your kitchen’s function and storage. Even if you don’t remove a wall, there’s a way to make your kitchen more functional. If your current kitchen has an awkward or impractical layout when it comes to your needs, that’s a great incentive for a kitchen remodel.
Solutions: Reconfigure your kitchen’s design to add an island. Create an accessible food pantry. Install organizers in your kitchen’s drawers and cabinets.
4. To add energy-saving features
Are your old appliances costing you extra money each month in utilities? A kitchen remodel is the perfect occasion to install ENERGY STAR-rated appliances that cut your energy costs each month. While modernizing your appliances, why not pursue a broad range of kitchen upgrades?
Solutions: Install an ENERGY STAR-rated refrigerator, dishwasher, double oven, cooktop, range, and microwave.
5. To decrease the time it takes to keep your kitchen clean
Daily maintenance in your kitchen is directly impacted by the materials you have on your countertops and flooring. While it’s vital to our good health, daily maintenance is also a factor that contributes to how long they will last. A professional contractor can help you renovate your kitchen so it has minimal daily care requirements—saving you time.
Solutions: Upgrade your kitchen countertops, sink, faucet, and flooring with durable, easy-to-clean materials that will last for years to come.
6. To increase your home’s resale value
While it’s an investment to remodel your kitchen, the return on your investment for a kitchen renovation will be generous upon your home’s sale. Homebuyers look favorably at the beauty, function, and style of an updated kitchen.
Solution: Remodel your kitchen with peace of mind, realizing not only will you enjoy the upgrades while you live in your home, but also they will provide a good return when you sell.
7. To meet the special needs of others
A thoughtful reason to remodel your kitchen is to allow it to accommodate the needs of any disabled or elderly individuals. When considering the needs of others with mobility issues, integrating universal design features make kitchens accessible and easy to navigate for homeowners, family and friends.
Solutions: Upgrade your kitchen with seamlessly integrated stylish accessible features like an open space under your sink and cooktop. Convert cabinets to open shelving for easy access, and opt for a single-level faucet. Choose to vary heights in your countertops to accommodate the special needs of family and friends.
8. To add more natural light
There’s nothing more dismal than a dark kitchen. Natural light boosts the mood of all those who enter your home, so the more natural light you can get teeming into your kitchen, the better. It will create a pleasant atmosphere you’ll love.
Solution: Add a bay or bow window and skylights to increase natural light.
Transform Your Kitchen with the Remodel of Your Dreams
You deserve to live in a home you love that offers the style and function you and your family need to enjoy life to the fullest.
At VL Builders, we take the time to thoroughly educate you on project options, the expected return on your investment, and project timelines so you are knowledgeable and informed about the entire remodeling process.
Take a moment to learn more about our kitchen remodeling services.