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In the competitive home design and improvement market, many people ask why one would consider kitchen remodeling? For a fact, kitchen and bath repairs skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Despite the mandatory lockdowns in different parts of the world, this made people rethink and repair areas in their homes where hygiene is paramount.
With the kitchen being the heart of a home, homeowners saw the great need to remodel theirs. It was not an easy decision for most because the economy was down. However, it was necessary because the health of many households depends on it.
So, whether it is about health and hygiene, home selling, or a simple upgrade, kitchen remodels are constantly a worthwhile investment. Here’s why.
Today, buyers will pay more for a home with upgraded features, so upgrading your kitchen will make your house stand out among competitors. Ultimately, this will increase your home’s sale price, but it does not mean you will recoup your remodeling costs. A kitchen renovation will make your home more attractive to prospective buyers.
But before you embark on a kitchen renovation, you must plan your budget. You might want to consider financing your project using a home equity loan or the money you saved up for it. It’s easy to get a home equity loan for your renovation. But you should plan your finances carefully before starting the project. Since you’ll need money to finance this project, make sure that you have at least ten percent of your budget in reserve for unexpected expenses.
So, it’s worth the investment if you plan well.
Of course, your family’s needs are one determining factor that will help you think of features you need for kitchen remodeling. For example, a family member who is into cooking real good food might need a more expansive countertop and a kitchen island. Children inside the home who want to watch you prepare food while doing their homework will need a space where they can stay. Families with many members and love conversations may need additional storage or seating.
And since many people are now employed in a work-from-home setup, adding a cozy workstation near a coffee pantry may also add to your kitchen’s overall functionality.
Your kitchen environment can bring you so much relaxation if you want to. A happier home can always mean a functional food preparation area. Changing your kitchen’s hardware is one of the cheapest ways to update your space. New knobs and drawers will modernize your kitchen’s appearance and add an instant upgrade.
Replacing outdated pendant lights with modern statement lighting will draw the eye. Replacing the countertops is another affordable way to update your space pleasantly. If a new backsplash is what you want, you can do it yourself.
Different homes. Different households. Various needs to attend to. So whatever changes you aim to improve your kitchen, plan it well and go for it. It will surely make your home more appealing to your family and future buyers should you put it up for sale.
Mr. Cabinet Care’s design team and incredible craftsmen have your best interests at heart. From design to installation our team is ready to help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams, faster than you can imagine.