Now more than ever we’re seeing the benefit of having a home that is comfortable, functional and a safe place. But with #stayinghome some of us may be seeing, and feeling, areas of our homes that are falling short on both comfort and functionality.
As the true heart of the home our kitchens are more than just a place to cook and eat. We use our kitchens to entertain, for schoolwork, as a gathering place and even as office space. If your kitchen makes you work harder instead of working for you, it may be time to renovate.
Here are the top 7 benefits for renovating your kitchen.
Kitchens can be a daily source of frustration if there is a lack of work and storage space or you find you are always bumping into each other or open doors. A well-planned remodel considers the size of the kitchen and then provides an efficient workflow, better storage planning and balances your must haves with your wish list items. Updating your kitchen also gives you the opportunity to include versatile lighting options, which is often a complaint we hear from our clients. A dark kitchen isn’t functional or enjoyable to spend time in!
One kitchen floor plan does not work for everyone. Different lifestyles require different kitchens. Bakers covet large counter space for prepping and rolling dough. Busy families need efficient kitchens that accommodate multiple people working at the same time. While foodies want a gourmet kitchen that is as pleasurable to cook in as their delicious home creations are to eat. A well designed kitchen remodel will deliver a layout that is functional for you and that best suits all of your lifestyle needs.
Every kitchen is unique and comes with its own set of unique challenges. Since kitchens are used for so many activities these days, maximizing the usable space is essential. A clever kitchen renovation will reconfigure the floor plan to utilize every available square inch – turning wasted space into more storage, more seating and hopefully more room to move.
A kitchen remodel provides the opportunity to explore all of the technology advancements on the market. As the hub of the house, it makes sense that new technologies are turning kitchens into command centres that can be controlled with smartphone apps or voice assistants. From smart appliances to voice activated faucets, working in the kitchen has never been easier. And let’s face it, having your phone notify you when you’ve forgotten to turn off the stove or the lights is just plain cool!
The Happiness Factor:
One of the things that makes a living space comfortable is its ability to let us feel like ourselves when we’re in it. Walking into the kitchen every day should be an occasion that makes you happy and puts a smile on your face. A successful kitchen remodel is an opportunity to create a living space that perfectly reflects your personal style and tastes, resulting in your dream kitchen.
Energy Efficiency & Sustainability :
By taking energy efficiency into account when renovating your kitchen you’ll not only make the space more comfortable but your utility bills more affordable. Ensuring effective insulation, updating to energy efficient windows and doors, and upgrading to energy efficient appliances and water efficient faucets are some of the ways a kitchen renovation can make your home kinder to your pocketbook and to the planet.
Whether your house is your forever home or you’re planning to sell in a few years remodelling your kitchen is always a smart investment. Kitchen renovations have one of the highest returns on investment for home improvements, increasing the value of your home. A newly remodelled kitchen is usually one of the top wish list items for home buyers, so if you’re planning to sell, a new kitchen is going to help greatly.
So, is it time for a new kitchen?
Let our crew of professional and courteous skilled trades professionals help. View our handy Renovation Guide to get started and then give us a call at 519-664-2245 to speak with one of our Project Managers.