A house can be one of the best investments you’ll make over your lifetime, but it’s also one that requires regular maintenance and upkeep to help it hold its value. Maintaining public spaces such as the kitchen is one of the best ways to maintain the value of your home over the years. There are many reasons that you might want to consider redoing your kitchen this year.
Here are five you may want to think about:
An Outdated Kitchen Dates the House
1. While the kitchen that your house came with when you bought it in the 1970 or 1980s might still function just fine, the outdated look and structure of the kitchen is one of the elements that will age the house to those from the outside looking in. Replacing the chartreuse linoleum with tile, and adding marble or stone countertops will bring your kitchen up to date and raise your home’s value dramatically.
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound Of Cure
2. This adage is certainly something that you can apply to the whole house, but in general, repairs that need to be made to the kitchen tend to be some of the most expensive to cover. You don’t even need to “redo” the whole kitchen to help improve it. Simply putting in the effort and funds to smaller projects, such as reinforcing marble or stone surfaces with services like Tuff Skin, inserting safety hinges to keep cupboard doors from slamming and getting worn out, or replacing metal surfaces with stainless steel can really go leaps and bounds toward maintaining the value and worth of your whole kitchen.
The Center Of The Home
3. Creating a space that your family enjoys being is an important part of keeping a happy, healthy, functioning family unit together. By making the kitchen a comfortable and practical space for spouses, kids, parents, and siblings to sit and talk, laugh, eat, and bond, you’ll get more out of it than you ever could have imagined.
It Can Lead to Better Health
4. We all know that cooking at home usually tends to lead to ingesting healthier options than eating out does. It’s also been shown through studies that the earlier children get involved in helping to prepare food at home, the more likely they are to develop good eating patterns. Making your kitchen a space that you can easily, comfortably, and enjoyably prepare food is an important motivating factor for cooking at home more often!
Practical and Aesthetic
5. Unlike most rooms in the house, the kitchen serves a very active purpose. Instead of being a place for gathering, working, sleeping, or other mostly sedentary activities, it has the potential to be bustling with activity. The practical benefits you’ll get from redoing your kitchen are just as great as the aesthetic ones, and just as important, to boot!
There are plenty more reasons to redo your kitchen this year, but these five should certainly help you along the way as you mull over what you want your kitchen to become and how you can make that happen!