Your kitchen is the center of your home, which is one of the main reasons it tends to be a popular target for renovation. Projects can be as modest as installing modern counters or as complex as expanding the space and adding a cooking island. The options are endless, and many homeowners are ready to spend a pretty penny to improve their kitchens and increase their property values. If you are thinking about upgrading your space, here are a few reasons why Merit Kitchen and Bath suggests a kitchen renovation is a perfect choice.
Save on Water & Energy
For those of you who have been using your refrigerator for a couple of decades, we admire your dedication to the nostalgic look. Sadly, it is likely driving your energy bills through the roof. Older appliances are not as efficient as many newer models, which means that they are due for an upgrade. If your appliances are 25 years old or more, or if they are lacking an Energy Star seal, then they are more than likely energy guzzlers. Upgrading your kitchen is the perfect excuse to outfit your space with sleek modern appliances that are also ecologically friendly.
Older kitchens tend to run on the smaller side which can be awkward and inconvenient. Most often, retro kitchens were not made with multitasking in mind or with enough counter space to accommodate modern cooking gadgets. Renovating your kitchen is a great way to get rid of an old counter, cabinets, and tiles that have deteriorated. You can also take this chance to improve your kitchen workspace, expand your counters and make other additions that will ease your kitchen workflow. Consider adding a pantry or even an island in the middle of your kitchen to allow for helping hands.
Chances are the needs of your family have changed dramatically over the years. Perhaps you have more children or perhaps you entertain more now that your children are older. In some cases, you may need to adjust your whole space to accommodate older or disabled family members. Whatever the reasons may be, a kitchen remodel is a great chance to improve your space as well as upgrade the style of your furnishings. Consider adding a breakfast nook or gourmet stove according to your preferences. Don’t be afraid to play with color or choose a darker theme for your kitchen.
Boost Your Value with a Kitchen Upgrade
If you are looking to promote new life to your kitchen or merely improve the space for your family, upgrading your kitchen offers a wide range of benefits. Kitchen upgrades do wonders for increasing the property value of your home even if you are not planning to move any time soon. No matter how much or how little you invest, you can enjoy a generous return when you decide to put your house on the market. More contemporary homes or older homes with upgrades tend to sell much quicker than those without. Are you ready to find out more about your kitchen remodeling project? If so, give Merit Kitchen and Bath a call at (416) 562-1068 to find out more about our services.