Have you been thinking about remodeling your kitchen? Plenty of your Pittsburgh-area neighbors have the same idea. In fact, these are the top reasons for remodeling in our area.
Your Kitchen Is Ugly
Everyone has a different definition of beauty. The previous homeowners probably loved the blood red cabinets and tile countertops, but you may cringe every time you walk into your kitchen. After a remodel, your kitchen will finally reflect your tastes and complement the style of the rest of your home.
Smaller Isn’t Better When It Comes to Kitchens
It’s difficult to cook in a small kitchen. There’s not enough prep space on the counters and storage is often lacking. Large ranges or refrigerators may not fit in the small space, making cooking and preparing meals even more complicated. Enlarging your kitchen by borrowing 10 feet from an adjoining room or building an addition to your home will give you the space you need to create gourmet meals or reheat leftovers.
You Have the Perfect Kitchen – For 1985
Thanks to an older housing stock in the Pittsburgh area, many homeowners live with old kitchens for years before they decide to remodel. Older kitchens are often inefficient and don’t have the features and appliances that make cooking and cleaning up simple.
In some cases, homeowners add newer appliances without considering the electrical capacity of their homes. Overloading your electrical system is never as a good idea, as it can increase your risk of a fire. During a kitchen renovation, your contractor will identify and correct issues with the electrical and plumbing systems, improving the safety and efficiency of your home.
Your Floor Plan Needs Help
Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, some make more sense than others. Long before you lived in your house, previous homeowners may have borrowed space from other rooms or tacked on additions that don’t mesh with the rest of the kitchen. Luckily, it may only take a few tweaks to rearrange your kitchen’s floor plans during a remodel. Reconfiguring the floor plan to create a triangle between the refrigerator, range and sink can save you steps during the day.
Your Kitchen is Closed Off
Are you planning on turn your first floor into an open floor plan? Open concept homes are particularly popular these days, but you can’t embrace the trend if your kitchen is enclosed by walls. Once the walls are gone, you may be surprised to discover just how much space you have. Adding an island not only adds storage space but can visually define your kitchen’s footprint in an open concept home.
You Want to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Old kitchens are usually anything but environmentally friendly. Fortunately, you can replace old cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances with greener versions. Low-flow faucets, cabinets constructed of sustainable wood, recycled floor tiles, energy-efficient lighting and low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint can help you protect the planet. You may also want to choose appliances that have received the ENERGY STAR designation. These appliances use less energy and may even help you lower your utility bill.
You Would Like to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value
Kitchens and bathrooms help sell homes. Although you may not be planning to move soon, upgrading and updating your kitchen can help you get the best price possible when you do decide to sell.
Whether you want to remodel for any of these reasons or any other reason, our design/build team can help you create your dream kitchen. Let us know how we can assist you.
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