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Is It Time To Remodel Your Kitchen?
When you look at your kitchen, are you starting to wish it looked different? Or had more space? Or better storage? Or better appliances? Sounds like it may be time to consider remodeling your kitchen.
The kitchen is one of the most commonly remodeled rooms. And for good reason – it’s a very important room in the house and perhaps the most heavily used. Kitchens are at the home’s very core – they are generally used every day and hold tremendous emotional as well a functional value.For that reason, people want their kitchens to look beautiful and function well. But how do you know if you should remodel your kitchen or just want a change of color and decor?Here are five sure signs:Your kitchen is grossly outdated – you bought an older home or inherited the house from your parents and the avocado green or harvest gold appliances are still in it. Yes, they did make them to last back then, but today’s appliances are really more efficient (as well as much more attractive). Many appliance dealers are giving rebates for energy-efficient appliances.Appliances are falling apart or don’t work anymore – the oven doesn’t work, the refrigerator is making strange noises and leaking freon, the dishwasher leaves your dishes looking unwashed. Sure, you can replace appliances one at a time, but if they are all outdated and you have other major repairs (like flooring) to do, its easier to pull out the old appliances, replace the flooring, re-paint or wallpaper, then put the new appliances in.Inefficient design – you spend all your time running from one end of your kitchen to another, or running back and forth for every little thing. If you find yourself constantly thinking, I wish I had an island right here, or … I wish this kitchen was laid out differently, you’re probably on to something. Sometimes, remodeling improves not only efficiency, but our state of mind!For safety – you tripped on the warped floor board… the state of your grout is a breading ground for bacteria… you keep bumping your head on the cabinet door that is placed too low… rats ate a hole in your wall and are entering the house… the lights dim inexplicably or the electrical outlet sparks when you plug in the mixer – all these reasons are health and safety hazards and need to be fixed immediately. Enough said.To increase the resale value – on average, remodeling a kitchen will yield a return on investment of 80-100% when selling your home. This is an excellent way of increasing the value of your home without adding additional square footage to your home. And if your old kitchen has any health or safety issues, it would foolish not to fix them before selling.
Only you can decide if remodeling your kitchen is right for you now or if you should wait. It’s important to consider all the factors and make an informed decision. But out of all the rooms that can be remodeled, the one that pays off the most in personal enjoyment and in increasing resale value is kitchen remodeling Share and Enjoy:
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