For many people, spring is the time of home improvement projects. When you’re thinking of potential home improvement projects, look for those that not only make your home more comfortable or functional but also increase your home’s value. In terms of return on investment, you can’t go wrong with kitchen remodeling. A remodeled kitchen is one of the first things home buyers look for in a home. If you’re on the fence about remodeling your kitchen, read on for four great additional benefits to taking on the project this spring.
Comfort and Functionality
Remodeling your kitchen is an opportunity to increase its functionality. This could take the form of anything from increasing cabinet and storage space to knocking out a wall to enlarge the whole kitchen. Upgrading the lighting fixtures can make it easier to see what you’re doing in the kitchen, making it more functional as well. Not all improvements are about function, however. Don’t forget about comfort. Better ventilation will make it more comfortable to work without lingering odors or smoke. You could install an island so that there is a more comfortable space for people to sit and eat or work. Finally, updating windows can allow in more natural light, making your kitchen cheerier, healthier, and more beautiful.
When you remodel your kitchen, you will likely buy new, more energy efficient appliances. Look for devices that have the Energy Star labels, and you know that you will be using less energy in your new kitchen. Using less energy is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint and save money on your utilities at the same time. If you’re looking for other ways to green-up your new kitchen, replace your lighting with LED models, and opt for sustainable flooring and cabinet materials.
Don’t dismiss the value of increasing the beauty of your kitchen. Having a space that is comfortable and easy to work in is essential, but so is liking the way it looks. If the look of your kitchen is dated and you hate being in there, you’re going to find excuses to be anywhere else. Updating the look could be as simple as repainting the walls or as complex as installing all new cabinets and floors. With a beautifully updated kitchen, you will more than likely find yourself making excuses to get in there and use it.
There are also safety issues associated with older kitchens. Older appliances may break down or cause problems and injuries when or if they malfunction. Upgrading your kitchen also allows you the opportunity to apply principles of universal design, which can help decrease injury now and make the kitchen more user-friendly as you age.
Home Improvement by Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia this spring with affordable replacement windows that will exceed your expectations. With our quality replacement window services, reasonable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the results. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-300-6780. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.