Your kitchen is more than just a function space. It's the place where family and friends gather to eat, laugh, cry, and share bits and pieces of their lives. Here, you'll keep the pulse on your family's lives as they come and go throughout the day. More than any other room in your home, the kitchen is the place where memories (and meals) are made. In fact, we believe it's the most important room in the entire house. Let's look at some of the best reasons to remodel your kitchen.
1. To Update Its Aesthetics
Family and friends will trek through and mingle in your kitchen every day, and you want it to look it's very best. Of course, your kitchen should reflect your personal style, and it should be at the top of your list for remodeling jobs. Whether you enjoy spending your days cooking from scratch or you look forward to hosting the most festive parties in town, your kitchen should be a beautiful space that you're proud to inhabit. By remodeling your kitchen, you can pick every detail and personalize every square inch so it's something you can be proud to show off. Best of all, most aesthetics will double as functional features in your kitchen space.
2. To Fit Your Current Lifestyle
Your kitchen should accommodate your growing family and your ever-changing needs. Perhaps you want to be "that house" where teens gather and snack, or you need a bigger table to fit all your people at dinnertime. A kitchen island offers the perfect opportunity for a snack counter, where the kids can do homework and chat while you prep dinner each evening. Whether you need more storage space or a new layout entirely, a kitchen remodel can make the room meet all your family's needs perfectly.
3. To Improve Your Home's Functionality
Although your kitchen is the heart of the home, it's also a very important functional space. There should be plenty of cabinet space for storing all your pots, pans, cutlery, and kitchen gadgets, and you should have enough counter space to prep meals without feeling cramped. Remodeling your kitchen provides the opportunity to reconfigure your space so it meets all of your needs and flows without feeling cluttered.
You can also take this opportunity to remove the wall that separates your kitchen from the family room, which creates a better space for hosting parties and sharing time with your family while you cook.
4. To Keep Up with New Technology
Kitchens today are far more advanced than those of years past, and you've got endless options that make life easier and more convenient. From faster cook times and quieter dishwashers to French door ovens and microwave drawers, you can completely customize your kitchen with technologies that perfectly support your family's needs. Kitchens that are over a decade in age can be greatly improved with a remodel, and you'll reap the rewards every day. Best of all, most newer appliances are much more energy efficient than those of the past, and the earth will benefit from your remodel as well.
5. To Increase Your Home's Value
Your kitchen remodel is an investment in your home's overall value, and most often, you'll get a solid ROI when it's time to sell. Buyers are always quick to walk through the kitchen of a potential home, and if it's been recently updated, the home is much more likely to sell. So, a kitchen remodel is best carried out with your current — and future — plans in mind. Think of it as an investment that you can enjoy every day!
6. Because It Makes You Happy
It can be argued that your kitchen is one of the most practical spaces in your home, but that doesn't begin to cover the purpose it serves. If you're like most homeowners, you spend a good deal of time cooking, eating, cleaning, and spending time with loved ones in your kitchen, and with so much foot traffic, it deserves to be an environment filled with peace, beauty, and style.
Updating your kitchen can make it a place where you're proud to host coffee dates and dinner parties, and a room where you feel at peace while you prepare meals for the people you love most.
If your kitchen is old, outdated, or dreary, it's time to start thinking about a kitchen remodel. Take a look at our Kitchen Remodeling Gallery for inspiring ideas for your project, then contact us to discuss your project. We'll help you design a kitchen that's functional, stylish and a place that you'll be proud to show off to friends and family.