A kitchen is by far the most popular room to have remodeled. For many, the kitchen serves as a focal point of their home. When remodeled into a beautiful, functional space, it can be an absolute show-stopper! So much of our time is spent in the kitchen each day and outdated setups that don’t serve a functional purpose can make cooking even the most basic of meals a chore. In this post, we will explore the benefits of remodeling your kitchen.
Why do you need a kitchen renovation?
A kitchen renovation will make your space more attractive, increase storage and functionality, increase energy efficiency, and improve the value or marketability of your home. It also results in improved comfort in the house, which equals more enjoyment at home for you and your family.
What are the benefits of remodeling your kitchen?
Homeowners often remodel their kitchens to increase the value or marketability of a property. Kitchen remodels have proven to have some of the highest returns on investment of any work you can do to your home. At resale, midrange kitchen remodels can recoup up to 80% of their costs. Upscale kitchen remodels earn an average of just over 64% back in the sale. Dated kitchens can drive down a home’s resale value, while a well-done remodel can attract buyers, make a higher listing price on a home seem reasonable, and help you get the look and feel you want for your home.
When should you upgrade your kitchen?
You should update or remodel your kitchen every 10-15 years. Kitchens are often one of the most heavily utilized rooms in a home. As a result, building professionals recommend remodeling your kitchen every 10-15 years. This is also the amount of time it takes for color and style trends to change and for finishes and appliances to face significant wear and tear.
How long does a kitchen renovation take?
The average kitchen renovation can take anywhere between 6-8 weeks. The time it takes to complete a kitchen remodel will vary depending on the size of the kitchen, the scope of work, and the availability of materials and appliances (i.e.: some may be on backorder or special order).
How much does a kitchen renovation cost in Chicago?
The average cost of a kitchen remodel in Chicago is $29,970 as per the Houzz.com Real Cost Finder calculator. This average is based on actual project costs from more than 100,000 homeowners and is broken down by location, in this case, Chicago. High-range kitchen remodeling jobs in Chicago cost $65,000 on average, with the top 5% of luxury kitchen remodeling jobs costing $147,609 for a fully-custom, gut-renovated space with premium finishes. These numbers are in line with the Chicago kitchen remodeling projects that IRPINO Construction has worked on.
If your kitchen is sucking the joy out of cooking, here are five benefits of remodeling your kitchen:
1. Improved Function
There are many ways to improve function in the kitchen. This may include knocking down a wall to add more counter space, installing a kitchen island to add a second eating area, installing new appliances with state-of-the-art features, or implementing design features like a wall oven instead of a traditional oven. By remodeling the space, you open up the ability to install new, functional pieces that operate as they should and cater to how you do things in your kitchen.
2. Increased Energy Efficiency
A newly remodeled kitchen can help lower energy costs. Installing energy-efficient appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, refrigerators, and microwaves can help reduce energy consumption and save you hundreds a year in electricity expenses. Energy-star certified dishwashers can also save up to 5,000 gallons of water per year!
3. Increase Space & Storage
Space is essential for a kitchen, especially if your household consists of more than one person in the kitchen at the same time. A remodel can extend the space of the kitchen or make better use of it by rethinking the layout and creating design options to best open up the area. During the design process, additional storage plans can also be discussed. You can add storage space in many different ways, whether it’s by extending your cabinets up to the ceilings, building new cabinets, installing shelves on the walls, or building a pantry.
4. Increase the Value of Your Home
Kitchen remodels have proven to have some of the highest returns on investment (ROI) of any work you can do to your home. Dated kitchens can drive down a home’s resale value, while a well-done remodel can attract buyers, make a higher listing price on a home seem reasonable, and help you get the look and feel you want for your home. Even if you’re not considering selling your home anytime soon, the ROI is definitely something to keep in mind.
5. Benefits of Remodeling Your Kitchen: Less Upkeep & Maintenance
Granite countertops need to be sealed annually. but since not all pieces of granite are the same, some may need to be sealed more often than others. If your old kitchen has granite countertops, consider replacing them with quartz countertops instead to reduce upkeep and maintenance.
If you’re living in the Chicago area and want to take advantage of all that a kitchen remodel can offer you, consider contacting IRPINO Construction. Our experienced team is ready to transform your space into the kitchen of your Dreams! Let’s get talking – contact us now or by calling (773) 525-7345.