5 Reasons To Remodel Your Kitchen

5 Reasons To Remodel Your Kitchen

Is it time for a kitchen remodel? Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for years or maybe you are a new homeowner. The kitchen is the heart of the home, so updating this space brings benefits beyond having a nice-looking room. The truth is that remodeling your kitchen has many benefits. You will likely cook more meals at home. Have friends and family over on a regular basis. Enjoy moments of deep conversation and laughter. Don’t wait… it’s time to remodel YOUR kitchen!

The top five reasons why you need a kitchen makeover:

1. Improve Functionality & Eliminate Inconvenience

Update an Awkward Layout

Above all else, you want a kitchen that functions for your needs. No one works well in an awkward space. Is your working area too small and too cramped? Maybe you can’t open certain cabinets if someone is in the refrigerator. You might need more countertop space for meal prep. These things can be fixed or at least greatly improved with the right remodeling job. 

Ideas for improving functionality:

  • Add storage organizers in the drawers
  • Reconfigure the space to add a peninsula or island
  • Add under cabinet lighting
  • Create a food pantry storage area
  • Install smaller appliances
kitchen before after
Removing a wall can make the kitchen more spacious, convenient and inviting.

Update Deteriorating Materials

As you reconfigure the space in your kitchen, it makes sense to update deteriorating materials. No matter how durable, shiny and new everything appears when first installed, things fall apart. Dents appear. The wear and tear of life and general use takes its toll. The most important things to update include the cabinets, countertops, sink, faucet and flooring. Invest in high-quality, durable products that will last many years.

2. Renovate Your Kitchen to Meet Your Family’s Needs

Create a Space that Works for Your Family

With a well-thought-out space comes relaxation and peace of mind. When you renovate your kitchen, it’s important to do so with your family’s specific needs in mind. Maybe you want to make a large table for gathering in the center of the room. Do the kids do homework at the snack counter? Do you want more storage in your kitchen, like many homeowners reported in the Houzz Kitchen Trends Study? Or perhaps you want more counter space because you love to entertain in your kitchen. Whatever your needs may be, this is your chance to make your wishes a reality.

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Once renovated to suit your needs, your kitchen will be the gathering place you’ve always dreamed about.

Kitchen Needs to Consider:

  • Storage: Cabinet and pantry storage or a place for your china collection?
  • Appliances: Double ovens, cooktop, range, beverage fridge, microwave drawer, etc. 
  • Seating: Do you want an eat-in kitchen or island?
  • Do you want a beverage bar for wine or beer?
  • Room for entertaining

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

3. Upgrade to Fit Your Personal Style

Do you cringe every time you enter your outdated kitchen? If so, it may be time to create a happier go-to space. Your kitchen should be somewhere you want to be and spend time. That means pleasant surroundings that reflect your personal style. Work with a Kowalske designer, who can show you our most popular products, colors and designs.

before after kitchen
When you have an updated kitchen, you’ll want to spend more time in your kitchen.

Some style considerations could include:

  • Backsplash tile: Choose your favorite color or shape
  • High quality countertops such as quartz or granite
  • Hood : Get a brand-new hood above your range
  • Hardware: Change the style or finish of cabinet knobs and pulls
  • Lighting: Is your kitchen gloomy? Brighten it up with contemporary kitchen fixtures
  • Plumbing fixtures: Update your faucet with a new style

Since you’ll be spending a good portion of your life in the kitchen, make sure it fits your aesthetics. Our designers can help you incorporate the most popular products, colors and designs in your kitchen.

4. Remodel to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

Buyers Look for Updated Kitchens

Think beyond yourself when updating your kitchen. The updates will also be appreciated by new home buyers should you choose to sell. An updated kitchen will boost the resale of your home and adds value to your future.

Statistics show that you will likely recoup a good chunk of what you invest. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2021 Cost vs. Value Report, you will get back 62-77% of what you paid for the remodel. It is also likely you will sell your home more quickly as the kitchen is often the shining star for new home buyers.

why remodel kitchen
A home with an updated and remodeled kitchen will almost always sell more quickly than a home without one.

Improve resale value with these updates:

5. Increase Energy & Water Savings

Update Your Appliances to Save Energy & Water

Are your appliances out-of-date and using unnecessary energy? A remodel is the perfect time to update. From ovens to dishwashers to stoves, kitchens are full of energy-sucking appliances that you may not even realize. There are other drawbacks to older appliances: If over 25 years old, your appliance won’t be stamped with the EPA’s Energy Star Seal. Also, a repair can be difficult and costly, with parts that are hard to find.

kitchen appliances
If your kitchen appliances are from the 1970s, it might be time for an upgrade.

A kitchen remodel provides a great opportunity to go eco-friendly. You can switch to environmentally-friendly and water-saving options. 

New appliances include:

  • Range or cooktop
  • Refrigerator
  • Beverage/wine fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Smaller items like coffeemaker, blender, toaster oven

Get Started on a Kitchen Remodel

Are you ready to speak with a designer? Whatever your reason for remodeling your kitchen, we are here to help. You provide the inspiration and we will give you the options to bring your dream kitchen to life. 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. Contact us today for a consultation. 

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