Many people consider the kitchen as the most important room in their home. It’s the place where the family gathers to break bread. It’s where visitors congregate to socialize. It’s basically the hub of most home activity. If your kitchen is outdated, with old appliances, scratched or cracked countertops, lackluster cabinets, limited space for cooking and eating–it may be time to consider remodeling.
5 Benefits to Remodeling Your Kitchen
There are many benefits to renovating your kitchen.
One important feature of a functional kitchen is sufficient storage space. Perhaps your family has grown, or you’ve developed a passion for gourmet cooking. These situations can make your current kitchen feel cramped and uncomfortable.
Adding cabinets or even extending your existing cabinets to the ceiling can help add capacity. How about a walk-in pantry to store all your additional food items and cooking utensils? You may even want to knock out walls to add more counter space or additional space for an eat-in kitchen. Improved lighting can help make the kitchen more functional too.
2. Improve Energy Efficiency
If your appliances are older, they use more energy than the new, more energy-efficient models. When replacing them, look for appliances that have the Energy Star label to ensure they meet or exceed the EPA’s energy efficiency standards. LED lighting fixtures will also reduce your energy use long-term.
3. Increase Your Home’s Value
You may not even be considering selling your home at this time, but if and when you are ready for the move, an updated kitchen will definitely be an advantage. Homes with upgraded kitchens are in more attractive to potential buyers. Therefore, the demand will increase, as will the value of your home. This enables you to recoup some of the costs incurred in remodeling the kitchen. In fact, depending on the renovations, you could recoup up to 70% of your expenses.
Let’s face it; you’re tired of looking at the old appliances, lackluster cabinets and other outdated features of your kitchen. Wouldn’t it be great to have your morning coffee in a beautiful room with sparkling fixtures, shining appliances, and polished and modern countertops? Think of inviting friends over for a relaxing dinner or cocktail, enjoyed in the newly redecorated and renovated kitchen!
Remodeling your kitchen is an opportunity for you to choose a design you love to make it your dream kitchen. It can be the chance to personalize your space and make it your own. You’ll love the space where you spend most of your waking hours.
5. Improved Safety and Comfort
Outdated kitchen appliances and fixtures may not function properly, which can cause injuries. Renovations can also improve ventilation and reduce odors and excess heat during cooking. Adding additional room for seating can increase capacity and comfort. Adding more and better lighting fixtures and/or larger windows helps improve the visual aspect of the room.
Why Hire a Professional Contractor?
If you’re reasonably handy, there are smaller, less involved improvements that you can tackle yourself. However, don’t make the mistake of attempting to do renovations when you don’t have the expertise. It will save you time, money and grief if you hire a professional home improvement contractor to do the work. Here are some reasons why you may want to opt for the professionals.
1. Experience in Planning
The professionals have been through many kitchen renovations, so they have the experience and knowledge in determining what ideas will work and what will not. Inexperienced homeowners may have grandiose ideas that will just not fit into the space or functionality of the current rooms. They will work with you to explain the process and make recommendations that will give you what works, while also giving you what you want as much as possible.
2. Avoid Unexpected Costs
As a novice, the do-it-yourselfer probably doesn’t realize all the hidden costs or unforeseen issues that can arise during a renovation project. This lack of insight can create a nightmare of additional expenses. The professionals will give you plan and a realistic estimate of the costs of your project before it begins. They are also backed by insurance in the event that damages or injuries occur during the renovation.
3. They Have All the Stuff
Any remodeling project requires various materials and other components to get the job done. If you do it yourself, you’ll need to access many sources to acquire what is necessary for the effort. As one example, if you’re putting in marble countertops, where’s the best place to buy them? You’ll likely need to do some research before making the decision, and how do you know if it’s the right one? You may end up spending money for items you’ll never even use.
Professional contractors have all the tools needed to do the job. They have connections to other specialists that may be needed, like plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc. All components are known upfront before they begin. This reduces the risk of cost overrun and allows the project to proceed without delay or disruption.
Call the Professionals and Finnteriors Construction to Remodel Your Kitchen
Finnteriors is a family-owned and operated business in the St. Louis area. We’ve been doing home remodeling and renovations for over 20 years. You can trust us to get your kitchen remodel completed to your specifications.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!