Renovations: Reasons You Should Remodel Your Kitchen

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One of the primary motivations for kitchen renovations is energy savings.

For many people, the kitchen is the center of the home. Kitchens need to function on a number levels, from housing your appliances and preparing your favorite meals, to being the welcoming hub for family and visitors, where they always seem to end up. Because they’re such a central part of the home, kitchen renovations can be a major undertaking. It’s not just the expense, but also the inconvenience to the household that gives many homeowners pause when considering such a project. In spite of all this, there are good reasons to remodel your kitchen. Here are a few:

1. Kitchen Designs – A lot has changed over the past few years when it comes to kitchen design. And if your intent is to eventually resell your home, home buyers love new design elements that may better serve them, including under counter refrigerators so children can serve themselves, specialty accommodations for aging-in-place seniors and enhanced communal areas such as barstools that disappear into a kitchen island.

2. Energy Savings – One of the primary motivations for kitchen renovations is energy savings; home buyers also look for these details when home shopping. Adding skylights brings in more sunshine, reducing the need for artificial light. Energy efficient appliances and solar water heaters can cut your utility bill significantly and place less stress on the environment. For example, a new refrigerator with an Energy Star label uses 40% less energy than conventional models sold in 2001.

3. Value – Homeowners often remodel their kitchens to increase the value or marketability of a property. A remodeled and attractive kitchen will appeal to prospective home buyers more than a non-functional, outdated kitchen. According to the National Association of Realtors, a kitchen renovation has the biggest return on investment when it comes to selling your home, even more than a two-story addition!

4. Lifestyle – The kitchen layout may have worked great for the previous homeowner, but not for you. Older kitchens often suffer with lack of prep space, or it may lack a space for your family to gather informally in the kitchen to enjoy a quick meal without going to the dining room table. Consider adding a wall of pantry cabinets if space allows, and take upper cabinets to the ceiling to maximize vertical storage in smaller kitchens.

5. Go Timeless Over Trendy – One thing to make sure to consider when doing any renovation in your kitchen is to try to go timeless with your remodel. You can go into a kitchen showroom and see some spectacular current design trends, but will they look good in five or ten years? Going with trendy colored cabinets can be a major problem later on, especially if you are considering selling the house. Think about going with a classic design on the major components of your kitchen and add the trendiness with accessories and personal elements.

Remember, a kitchen renovation provides a huge number of benefits to you, your family and, later on down the road, to potential home buyers. Make sure that you plan your remodel out accordingly. Planning will help you stay on budget and make the renovations to your kitchen that will help increase your home’s value. Call Campisi Construction today to help you design and build the kitchen of your dreams!

Campisi Construction, Inc. has set high standards in quality & value, which are measured by the satisfaction of their customers, suppliers and employees. Their mission is to achieve your goals through a strong commitment providing excellence in a professional and accommodating manner. Campisi Construction, Inc. is fully bonded, licensed and insured.  For a quote call (408) 599-6519 or contact them at http://campisihomes.com/contact.

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