Improve the look and feel of your kitchen, and more, with a kitchen remodel.
Thinking of updating your kitchen? You’ll benefit in more ways than just making your space look a little nicer.
By remodeling your kitchen, you can:
- Improve the look and feel
- Reduce utility costs
- Make it more sustainable
- Customize your storage
- Increase your home value
We’ll explain each benefit in more detail.
Improved Look and Feel
The look and feel of a space can determine whether or not you enjoy being there—and you should enjoy being in a room as frequently used as the kitchen.
By remodeling your kitchen, you can create a space that makes you feel more comfortable and that you actually want to be in.
For example, a dingy, yellowed kitchen with dated oak cabinets and worn appliances likely won’t feel as welcoming as a one with soothing colors, lots of natural lighting, and sleek, new appliances. Or, if your kitchen now feels cluttered and cramped, a remodel will let you design a space that’s more open and organized.
For more signs that your kitchen is outdated, visit our blog.
Remodeling your kitchen will also help make it more sustainable.
Reduced Utility Costs
Remodeling your kitchen allows you to replace old, inefficient appliances and plumbing and lighting fixtures with new, high-efficiency ones.
Appliances and plumbing and lighting fixtures get more efficient (not to mention more advanced) with each release. So if it’s been a decade or so since you bought new appliances and fixtures, your existing ones probably aren’t very efficient compared to what’s on the market today.
When looking for efficient appliances and fixtures:
- Look for appliances with the Energy Star label. This indicates that the appliance meets or exceeds the minimum efficiency standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Choose plumbing fixtures with the WaterSense label. Products with this label are around 20% more efficient than the average plumbing fixture.
- Consider LED lighting. While LED lighting usually costs more, it uses roughly 75% less energy than incandescent lighting.
New appliances also help your kitchen be more sustainable.
Installing new, high-efficiency appliances will not only save you money, but will also reduce energy and natural resource usage—making your kitchen more eco-friendly.
You can also take sustainability a step further by remodeling your kitchen with materials like:
- Salvaged and recycled materials. Materials like concrete and hardwood can be salvaged to create beautiful, eco-friendly flooring and countertops. You can also choose countertops made from recycled glass and paper.
- Bamboo or solid wood. Most prefabricated cabinets are made from engineered wood (usually plywood or a type of fiberboard) that have adhesives that contain formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Using materials like formaldehyde-free woods, solid wood, or bamboo for cabinets, countertops, and flooring will make your kitchen safer and more sustainable.
- VOC-free finishes, paints, and coatings. VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are toxic gasses present in household finishes and paints that get released even after the coating has dried. Choosing VOC-free paints and coatings helps ensure your kitchen is as non-toxic and eco-friendly as possible.
Another benefit of kitchen remodels is customizing your storage.
A kitchen remodel is the perfect time to upgrade your kitchen cabinets, which will allow you to custom design the cabinets to your unique needs.
With a cabinet remodel, your existing kitchen cabinets are removed to install completely new ones. That means you can:
- Customize the layout to your needs. Do your existing cabinets feel uncomfortable or inconvenient to reach? During a cabinet remodel, a cabinet expert will sit down with you and discuss what you don’t like and what you’re looking for, so you get a cabinet layout that works for your family and routine.
- Install features inside cabinets. Pull-out shelves and racks make it easy to access pantry goods, as well as pots, pans, and small appliances. You can also install trash and recycling bin drawers that blend with the cabinets.
- Add additional upper cabinets or nooks. Need a lot of storage space? Installing additional cabinets or nooks above your upper cabinets gives you extra storage for larger or less frequently used dinnerware and cookware. Plus, having cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling makes your kitchen look more upscale—giving it a truly custom look.
Custom kitchen cabinets, in addition to a remodel in general, will also help boost your home’s value.
Increased Home Value
When looking at a home, one of the first things most potential buyers look at is the kitchen. Remodeling your kitchen will help your home stand out more—helping it sell faster—and will give you a good return on investment (ROI).
According to Remodeling magazine’s 2021 Cost vs. Value Report, the ROI of a kitchen remodel is 52.3% in Arizona. That means when you go to sell your home, you can expect to get back roughly 52% of the cost you invested in the kitchen remodel.
That said, your actual ROI will depend on several factors, but will likely be higher if:
- Your location is closer to downtown
- You use higher-quality materials
- You can claim a tax deduction
Learn more about the ROI of a kitchen remodel in our blog “Do Custom Cabinets Add to the Value of Your Home?”
Want to Remodel Your Kitchen Cabinets? Call Cabinet Coatings Today.
Schedule an appointment online or call us at 480-641-9611. We’ll discuss the updates you’re looking to make, give you the best recommendations for your kitchen remodel (without upselling you), then give you a free in-home or virtual consultation that same day. Our finishing pros will then help you create the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.
For 20 plus years chuck has been helping homeowners make decisions on how to bring new life into their kitchens. Most homeowners know what they want but don’t know how to communicate it. When chuck does the in-home consultation he draws from the client and uses his expertise to help them bring their imagination to life (achieve the look they imagine.) Chuck dubs himself a “professional mind maker upper.”