5 Reasons To Remodel Your Kitchen

5 Reasons To Remodel Your Kitchen

Are you wondering if it’s time to remodel your kitchen? Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for years or maybe you recently bought your home. The truth is that remodeling your kitchen has many benefits.

The kitchen isn’t just a place to cook and eat. It’s the beating heart of any home. This is where family and friends congregate during parties, where midnight snack discussions take place, homework gets done, and major decisions are made. Kitchen remodels are the number one room renovated in 2018 according to Houzz.

There are countless good reasons why you might want to give your kitchen a makeover. Here are the most common five.

 

1. Improve Functionality & Eliminate Inconvenience

Update an Awkward Layout

One of the top reasons to remodel your kitchen is to improve everyday functionality of the space. Kitchens that haven’t been updated for a while tend to accumulate a lot of idiosyncrasies. These may include awkward configurations that won’t allow you to open the refrigerator door if a certain drawer is open, or minimal countertop space for prepping dinner.

Update Deteriorating Materials

Also, kitchen materials deteriorate no matter how tough they seem when first installed. If the linoleum is curling away from the floorboards, the Formica countertops are scratched, and the pink cabinet from the Eisenhower era are peeling, you may want to consider a makeover.

 

2. Upgrade to Meet Your Family’s Needs

Create a Space that Works for Your Family

Renovate your kitchen to make it a space that works for your everyday needs, whether it’s storage, counter space or gourmet features.

Before & after white kitchen with open staircase

If you’re raising a growing family, your household needs are changing. More people in the house means you need more seating space, countertop space, oven or burner options, a larger refrigerator, and even more cabinet and pantry space.

Or perhaps you want a gourmet kitchen geared toward parties, with more counter space, a rack for hanging pots, a warming drawer, a dedicated wine refrigerator, and plenty of cafe chairs for guests to watch you dice and chop.

If it doesn’t fit your lifestyle, a kitchen remodel can make it the kitchen of your dreams.

 

3. Upgrade to Fit Your Personal Style

Change the Design Style: From Dark and Dated to Light & Bright

Remodeling your kitchen is a great time to update the design and style.

Before and after kitchen with navy island

Do you cringe every time you enter your dark and gloomy kitchen? Maybe your style isn’t oak cabinetry, a red sink and linoleum counters. If you prefer bright white cabinets, subway tiles, and shimmering stainless steel surfaces, it might be time for a remodel. Since you’ll be spending a good portion of your life in the kitchen, make sure it fits your aesthetics.

 

4. Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

Buyers Look for Updated Kitchens

Remodeling your kitchen will help boost the resale of your home in the future.

before and after kitchen with wood island and taupe cabinets

Homeowners who renovate their kitchens can often see up to 90% of the cost added onto their home value when it’s done. This all depends on where you live, how much you’ve invested, the details of your renovation, and when you sell. You’ll also land a sale more quickly, as buyers are picky about kitchens and will almost always choose a home that’s remodeled over one that needs a whole lot of updating.

 

5. Increase Energy & Water Savings

Update Your Appliances to Save Energy & Water

A kitchen remodel can help you save energy and water.

White kitchen before and after renovation

If your refrigerator dates from the 1950s, it might look funky and retro, but it takes a tremendous amount of electricity to run it. In fact, kitchens are just chock full of energy-sucking appliances, including microwaves, ovens, stoves and dishwashers. If these appliances are over 25 years old, they won’t be stamped with the EPA’s Energy Star seal. And should one of those vintage appliances break, the cost of repair is high and parts can be hard to find.

If you’re concerned about costs to your wallet and to the environment, renovating a vintage kitchen offers lots of ways to update to energy- and water-saving appliances and ecologically-smart materials.

 

Get Started

Whatever your reason for remodeling your kitchen, we are ready to discuss ideas and options. Contact us today for a consultation. We remodel homes in Delafield, Brookfield, Hartland, Wauwatosa, Elm Grove and the surrounding areas. Kowalske Kitchen & Bath has more than 30 years of experience working with local homeowners to renew, refresh and renovate their kitchens.

 

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  1. I’m glad you pointed out that you should get your kitchen remodeled if your kitchen is currently filled with inconveniences, like not being able to open a cabinet while the refrigerator door is open. The current configuration of my kitchen is pretty awkward, and whenever there’s more than one person cooking it tends to get pretty difficult. I’d love to have a more convenient layout, so I think I’ll talk to my husband about the idea of having our kitchen remodeled!

  2. If a good kitchen remodeling service removes idiosyncracies and inconveniences as you mentioned, I might be able to save my sanity while I work in the kitchen. I do think that being able to increase energy and water savings as you listed is something that comes as an effect because remodeling will increase the kitchen’s functionality. Since a good remodel will allow me to upgrade to fit my personal style as you stated, a good expert remodeler can help me achieve the kitchen I always wanted.

  3. It’s good to know that you can remodel your kitchen if you want it to be geared more towards parties. My wife and I recently bought a new house, and we want to be able to host more events at our new place. We’ll be sure to look further into our options for remodeling our kitchen so that we can host more parties.

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