Common Reasons for Kitchen Restoration

Restoring any part of your home is a massive undertaking and shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is especially true for vital areas such as the bathrooms and kitchen. There are many reasons why you might want to start a kitchen restoration project.

We’ll cover common reasons why you would want to restore your kitchen, how to solve the problems that caused the project to begin, and the benefits of completing a restoration. If you’re ready to elevate your home, keep reading to see why restoring your kitchen is a great idea.

Fit Your Needs and Style

One of the biggest reasons to start a kitchen restoration is to upgrade it to fit the needs and tastes of you and your family. This can mean many things and has a large number of benefits. 

Of course, this is also a broad and open reason, and it could mean anything from installing more storage to completely changing the layout, color palette, and more of your kitchen. Once complete, it should be exactly what your family needs to thrive and be visually appealing as well.

However, fitting your style could involve more than just a few color choices. It could mean that the kitchen doesn’t match the rest of your home style-wise, so you replace cabinets and appliances until they fit. It may also mean rearranging those cabinets and appliances to mesh better with how you work in the kitchen. 

For example, if you enjoy baking, move the oven to a more convenient location and place plenty of storage options nearby for your baking pans, cookie cutters, piping bags, and other baking supplies.

Increase Overall Efficiency

We rarely consider replacing large, bulky appliances like fridges or plumbing appliances like sinks. However, a kitchen restoration project calls for just that and allows you to not only select the best sink for your preferences but also find one that uses water more efficiently.

Updating any of your older appliances to newer, modern models can increase your kitchen’s water and energy efficiency, decreasing water and electric bills. Thanks to the popularity of home remodeling and restoration projects in certain years, you’re more likely to find exactly what you’re looking for now than ever. 

This means the beautiful stove you’ve been keeping an eye on will be just as energy efficient as the less appealing alternative you’ve been considering. While it may be more expensive upfront, the savings you’ll see on your monthly bills more than make up for it.

Improve Resale Value

While this may not be on the forefront of your mind as you begin planning and tackling your kitchen restoration project, you can’t ignore the fact that it will increase your home’s value. Although you may not plan on selling it anytime soon, eventually, you or your children might, and having a restored kitchen will make the price they can get for it significantly higher.

The newer appliances and amenities, increased storage space, improved aesthetics, and more will be appealing to future buyers. The cost of such a project may make you hesitant to sell the home later, but don’t let it hold you back. A large chunk of your investment will be returned thanks to the improved price you can sell your house for. So long as you don’t go overboard with your restoration, you should be fine when it comes time to sell.

Add More Storage

While this may sound obvious initially, adding more storage to your kitchen is a massive benefit that you shouldn’t overlook. The increased storage space allows you to store more of your favorite ingredients and even collect new ones to enhance your favorite dishes or try new ones. You’ll also be able to store more appliances, such as blenders and mixers, making the cooking and baking processes faster and more convenient.

There are plenty of places to add storage, too, from adding cabinets to islands or bars to installing more hanging cabinets or a hanging pot rack to hold everything from your favorite saucepans to plates and more. A sturdy shelving system can make for a nice open pantry, and installing small devices inside cabinets can increase the storage space and improve organization.

Increase Counter Space

Adding more cabinet and shelf space is good, but there is another place that could likely use attention: the available counter space you already have. Often, a kitchen will either lack storage space but have an insane amount of counter space, or the opposite will be true. For those who enjoy cooking, the issue of counter space springs to the forefront — otherwise, it may not be an issue you notice. Ultimately, its importance shouldn’t be understated.

The more available counter space you have, the more you can have going on at once. While that may sound like a hindrance at first, having all of your ingredients and utensils within arm’s reach is actually pretty handy. Thankfully, there are many ways to increase your overall counter space. 

Adding in a bar, an island, or both will dramatically increase your surface area. You’ll also need to have enough storage to hide certain appliances when others need to be used. For example, storing your mixer so you can instead utilize a food processor could prove useful and convenient.

Increase Your Overall Comfort 

Of course, the biggest benefit of a kitchen restoration project is that it will bring you, your family, and your guests a sense of comfort and joy. Simply knowing that your kitchen fits your needs, matches your home’s aesthetic, and is full of shiny, new, efficient appliances will allow you to relax more.

 Whether you undergo a restoration project because the current kitchen isn’t up to your family’s standards or you plan to sell it for a return on investment, you’ll have a big smile on your face as you take pride in all that you’ve accomplished.

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