Some people may hear the words “renovation” or “remodeling” and think that entire rooms are going to be stripped to the studs and unusable. However, this is not always the case. A renovation may include a fresh coat of paint, new countertops or other upgrades. However, there is no doubt that your everyday usability of these rooms will be disrupted. So why should you pursue a kitchen or bathroom remodel? These are a few benefits you may be interested in.
If your rooms lack usability, you can correct this during a kitchen and bath remodel. This is a great time to open walls, expand rooms, install usable fixtures and improve flow. You can add storage space and increase your organization, eliminating clutter and overflow that impedes your workspace.
If you don’t plan to move for at least five years, these renovations are especially valuable because you will live happier in your home for years to come.
Increased Home Value
Kitchen and bathroom renovations have the greatest impact on your home value. In fact, many buyers won’t even look at homes that need these updates because they are expensive, complicated and affect the livability of the home. Most homeowners experience a 75-100% return on their remodeling investments.
When your plumbing, appliances and lighting aren’t working properly, they are a safety risk to your family. In addition, cracked or old tiles may hurt you or cause you to slip and fall. These hazards should be addressed when you remodel your kitchen and bathrooms.
Higher Energy Efficiency
When you upgrade your electricity, appliances and plumbing, your home becomes more energy efficient. These efficiencies will save you money on your utility bills.
Home improvements allow you to incorporate some customization and personalization into your home. For example, if you plan to age in place, you may add a walk-in shower. You can also change your wall colors, window treatments, lighting and storage.
As you consider your renovation, work with a reputable contractor who can give you the kitchen and bathrooms of your dreams.