Kitchen remodeling is typically a major investment, not only in terms of money but in the time required to choose and perform upgrades for all the components. Plus, there’s the hassle of having to live with a kitchen that’s in disarray during the renovation process! So, there’s a real question – is it worth it?
In spite of all the stress, most homeowners would agree with a resounding, “YES!”
While going through a kitchen renovation is never easy, the results generally make the difficult process totally worthwhile in the end. If you’re questioning whether you should pursue remodeling your kitchen, here are 5 common life-changing benefits your brand-new kitchen could bring:
1. Efficiency & Functionality
You can always make more money. However, you can never get back precious time. While you will have to spend time either DIY’ing your kitchen renovation or living through dealing with professional contractors in your home, ultimately you will save time in the long-run by getting a more functional and efficient kitchen.
When planning a kitchen renovation, you’ll be adding or changing fundamental features of your kitchen. While there might be several viable design options to consider, ultimately, every major change you make should serve the goal of making your kitchen more functional.
For example, you might be incorporating new cabinetry or storage solutions that will make it easier to keep your kitchen organized. You might be adding an additional stove or sink to expedite you cooking and / or cleaning. Or, maybe you’ll purchase some new appliances to help you save time.
Ultimately, all the time you’ll save in your new kitchen is time you’ll get to spend in quality moments on activities and with the people that matter most.
2. Less Cleaning Time
With new cabinets, countertops, and floors, you start with a fresh slate. There’s no build up of grunge and grime that might never wash away no matter how much you scrub. Ideally, with just a few minutes a day, you should be able to keep all your new kitchen components bright and clean.
Sometime just a little dish soap and water is all it takes to keep grease and stains away. You will have removed all the clutter as part of the renovation process, and now you just have to spend the few moments required to keep it looking and feeling new and pristine.
3. Lower Energy Costs
A kitchen remodel typically includes bringing in new appliances. While this may be a significant upfront cost, when you choose more energy-efficient electronic devices, it can end up saving you money over the long-term. For example, LED bulbs may be more expensive than other light bulbs, but they can last for years, maybe decades.
Best of all, you’re not only saving on your expenses, you’re helping to save the environment too!
4. Higher Home Value
Sometimes homeowners are wary of investing money into a home that they know won’t be their “forever home.” However, kitchen renovations often bring a high return on investment if you decide to sell you house in the next few years. It can even help speed up the process of finding an enthusiastic buyer.
A beautiful modern kitchen is often a high priority for potential home buyers. So, if you plan your kitchen renovation wisely, not only will you get to enjoy a new kitchen, you’ll have a valuable asset to entice future buyers.
5. Family Comfort
A kitchen is often the heart of a home. Especially if you have an open-concept floor plan, the kitchen is likely the gathering area where the whole family not only sits down to share meal, but also engages in work / school tasks and play.
When you renovate your kitchen, you create a comforting and inviting space where your family will want to spend quality time and make treasured memories.
Are you ready to renovate your kitchen but need some professional guidance in the process? Even if you ultimately want to save money with a DIY approach to your kitchen remodel, you can still get some expert advice to make sure you reap all the possible benefits from your renovation.
Here at RTA Wood Cabinets, we not only offer a wide selection of stylish and affordable assembled and ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinetry, we’ll also give you a FREE kitchen design. Find out more by calling us today at: 1-800-788-7575.