Does Your House Need a Kitchen Remodel?
Is it time to advance your house with a kitchen remodel?
While professionals all agree that remodeling your
kitchen can dramatically increase the sales value of
your house, there are other considerations to ponder.
First you should take into account the overall condition
of your house, and that of your kitchen. Is your house a
showplace, with beautiful rooms, except for the kitchen?
If all the rooms of your house are freshly painted and
beautifully decorated, but you've been holding out on
remodeling the kitchen for reasons of budget or time,
you might want to think again. The two rooms of the
house which offer the most immediate rewards in terms of
increased house value are the bathroom and the kitchen.
Most estimates put the value of a kitchen remodel at 80
to 90 percent. That's a lot of potential value for your
house, so it makes sense to remodel as soon as possible.
Even if you aren't planning to move anytime soon, a
kitchen remodel is an enormous bonus to your house for
quality of living considerations alone. Most families
and couples spend an enormous amount of time in their
kitchen. Over and over again the kitchen is referred to
as the heart of the house, because so many activities
take place there-cooking, eating, homework,
entertaining, to name only a few. Why not make this
high-traffic room the most inviting of the house?
If your appliances are old-fashioned or prone to
continuous break-downs, it is a sign you might want to
consider a kitchen remodel. There are so many new
energy-efficient models on the market, it makes good
sense for your house budget to invest in these
appliances. You'll get more pleasure from using them,
too. If you find yourself going out to eat repeatedly
during the course of any given week, it may also be time
for some upgrades. Not wanting to spend time in your
house is a sure sign it needs some attention! If a
kitchen is awkwardly laid out or inefficient, it can
certainly affect your desire to cook or entertain. Who
wants to invite guests to their house when it is
difficult to cook a meal for them?
Another thing to consider is the needs of your family.
Additions to your brood may require additions to your
house, and the kitchen is going to be one of the first
spaces that will show the strain of over-use. High
traffic in a room wears it out more quickly. Since the
kitchen is one of the highest-traffic areas in the
house, remodeling it with durable yet attractive
materials simply makes good sense. You'll enjoy the
bright new improvements now and reap the benefit of
added resale value when you are ready to move.
Even if you've not actively taken into account remodeling
your kitchen, you might want to take a look at it. The
pleasure you will gain from your house and its increased
value will make it worthwhile. Start doing some research
today and before you know it, you'll catch the
excitement about remodeling.
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