If you just moved into a new house, it is common to want to change a few things about the place. Kitchen remodels, in specific, are quite popular with new home buyers. If you are on the fence about whether or not you should remodel your kitchen, check out some of the most common reasons why so many people remodel houses they have just moved into every year across the country.
- Design/style doesn’t match your own
Every family and each new set of homeowners have their own distinct sense of style. So even though you might like the house and what if offers (such as space, the number of bedrooms you need, and proximity to work), you may not like the specific style of your kitchen or other rooms as well. Through a kitchen remodel you can change that so that you get to enjoy a wholesome space that reflects your identity and character.
And this is where the question - how much should you spend on a kitchen remodel comes in. Well, that will depend on your design taste really.
- Closed off spaces
Open concept floor plans and kitchens are the norm as far as today’s designs go. And that may be what you’re looking forward to. But older homes may contain kitchen designs that feature traditional closed floor plan concepts. You may therefore find that your new kitchen feels boxed in and not connected to the rest of the house. Most homeowners in such a situation opt to knock down a wall or two and open up the space by joining it with the dining room and living room.
- Kitchen is too small
Modern kitchens are not just mere cooking spaces. They are just as valued as other spaces in the house. And being a common area such as the living room or the dining room, it is important for modern kitchens to be large enough for visitors to walk into, and for multiple people to work in during parties or family gatherings. So that might explain why in the last few years kitchens have been getting bigger and bigger.
Need a bigger pantry, more counter space, a huge island? Get a kitchen remodel!
- Outdated fixtures
If you move into a house that was built quite a while back, you will most likely realize that the fixtures are quite outdated. This is another common reason why people remodel kitchens. Through a remodel you can refresh the space as you like and replace cabinets, countertops, and appliances with modern options.
- Poor flow/planning of floor space
Which kitchen layout is the most functional? Any can work. So long as you allow enough working room. Some kitchens just have poor workflow due to awkward installation of the sink, fridge, and storage spaces. That is good reason for a remodel.
- Not enough storage
What is the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel? Some say it’s the cabinets, other say appliances. The truth is that it differs with each kitchen. So don’t be coy about needing more storage. It might not be as expensive as you think. Good storage and a well-sized pantry are important in any modern kitchen.
Creative Design & Build is the kitchen remodel company San Diego County that you need. We understand kitchen remodels and the reasons behind them. Which of the above reasons apply to your current kitchen?