Heart of the Home
The kitchen has always played a central role in our homes. Giving it a new look and life can pay huge dividends.
Make it brand new.
If you are in the market for a remodel, one of the most effective and smartest areas of the home to renew is the kitchen.
It is after all the heart of the home, the place we gather as family and friends to explore those bonds that hold us together and enjoy wonderful moments.
Have you ever noticed how we always end up in the kitchen. There’s a reason for that. And since you are going to end up there anyway, why not make it the coolest, most comfortable and stylish part of the house.
Today’s open–concept kitchens let you interact with people in the family room and offer improved traffic flow throughout the main floor. Eat–in kitchen/family rooms are now the norm for today’s updated kitchen. There is always a way to reconfigure a cramped and closed-in kitchen. So don’t be afraid to open it up.
Counter cabinet aesthetics and functionality is vital in a kitchen remodel. After all, the perfect kitchen is not one–size–fits–all. The safety of small children; desired storage space; the accessibility of certain items for cooking, cleaning or entertaining; and the selected color and material of counter tops all influence a homeowner’s decision about updating kitchen cabinets.
Then you have to think about the appliances and how upgrades can factor into the cost and long–term viability of the renovation. After all appliances, even beyond aesthetics, are critical elements of the kitchen.
What about costs? According to Home Advisor on average, a kitchen remodel costs $24,052 or $150 per square foot. Most homeowners spend between $12,905 and $35,440 or $75 to $250 per square foot. The total expense varies depending on the size of the space, the quality of materials, and whether you change the layout of the room.
A smaller project between $10,000 and $15,000 may include painting walls, refacing cabinets, upgrading the sink, and installing a tile backsplash. A $30,000+ renovation may include installing custom cabinets, hardwood floors, granite counters, and high-end appliances.
But whether on the low end or high end one thing is certain. A kitchen reborn can transform a home.