Whether you are finally updating your old kitchen for your personal enjoyment or are renovating to sell your home, there are many reasons why investing in a kitchen remodel is a smart idea. Genesis Kitchens and Design in Vancouver shares 5 benefits of a kitchen renovation:
Improve your Home’s Resale Value
Kitchen renovations have one of the highest return on investments compared to other home improvements. According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report for 2017, a minor kitchen renovation will have an 80.2% return on investment. That means if you spend $20,800 on a kitchen renovation you can expect to increase your home’s resale value over $16,700. Plus, the kitchen is one of the first things home buyers look at when inspecting a potential home to purchase. Attract more buyers and get better offers with an upgraded kitchen.
Improve Function of Your Kitchen
A well-planned kitchen renovation will make your kitchen more usable for you and your family. For example, adding more cabinets or extending cabinets to the ceiling will give you more storage space. You can open up your home by knocking out the wall between your kitchen and living room to make room for a large island. Use this island as an additional space for cooking, storage and dining. You can even add things like built-in wine racks, Lazy Susan’s, pull out garbage cans and other unique features that will improve the function of your kitchen.
Increase Energy Efficiency
A kitchen renovation is a great opportunity to replace your older kitchen appliances with new, energy-efficient models. Look for kitchen appliances that have the Energy Star label. This label ensures that they meet or exceed strict energy efficiency standards. An eco-friendly kitchen that saves energy means you will spend less on your monthly utility bills while decreasing your impact on the planet. It’s win-win!
Fresh and Updated Look
Tired of looking at your old kitchen? Are your circa 1980 kitchen cabinets looking pretty shabby? A kitchen renovation will completely rejuvenate the room. You can change the entire look of your kitchen by re-facing your kitchen cabinets or investing in new cabinets entirely. Genesis Kitchens and Design will help you choose every component of your kitchen including cabinets, countertops, backsplash, wall colour, flooring as well as help you with a brand new kitchen design. You’re going to love your new kitchen!
Increased Comfort and Safety
When you renovate your kitchen, you can consider things like better ventilation that can help reduce odors and heat while cooking. You can change the design of your kitchen entirely to create a more comfortable space for cooking, dining, entertaining and spending time as a family.
You can also improve safety in the kitchen by replacing older, malfunctioning appliances or creating a design that is more adaptable to those who might face mobility issues. In many cases kitchen renovations will require the electrical to be upgraded to meet current codes which are safer than from the past. This typically adds ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) close to the sink and 20 amp circuits for plugs. You might also take this opportunity to upgrade the lighting in your kitchen with pot lights and under-cabinet lighting.
Kitchen Renovations in Calgary
Genesis is a full service design center that offers full interior design services, specialized kitchen and bathroom cabinetry drawings, as well as supplying cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures, tiles, and flooring. They serve the greater Vancouver area including: Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Langley, Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.
They will have one of our experienced kitchen/bathroom designers meet you in your home to talk with you and learn about your needs, consider your lifestyle, and help you put a design plan together. Their designers will work with you to create the dream space you are looking for, or help you to discover it. They will work with you through the design process, product selection, color coordination and installation.
Genesis works with only a select group of cabinet installers to ensure your kitchen, bathroom, wine bar, and laundry room, are professionally installed. They can recommend renovation contractors to assist you with your project or work with a contractor of your own selection.
Get started on your kitchen renovation. Contact Genesis Kitchens and Design today!