The start of a decade, a new beginning, and a year of accomplishment. The year 2020 has gained a lot of hype as we have kicked off this decade. Although you may have already set your goals for the year, one goal you may not have considered is an upgrade to your kitchen. With the housing market remaining at a stable high, many people will be considering putting their houses up for sale this year. A new kitchen can unlock major earning potential in a house compared to dated homes. Still need some convincing? Here are four reasons why 2020 is the year for your new kitchen.
1. Technology and Trends Are Changing and You Want to Keep Up!
Contemporary, transitional, and farmhouse are three styles you can count on seeing in the year 2020 notes The U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trendy Study. The options for updated smart appliances, google home, and wireless/ Bluetooth options are more abundant than ever. You don’t need to build a new home in order to enjoy the upgrades of the 21st century (however, we can help you do that too!), your remodel can be as large or small as your budget needs it to be.
2. Overpaying for Energy
Speaking of a budget, did you know older kitchens tend to be the sources of major energy leaks? By adding skylights or windows you can reap the benefit of natural light. Also, the options for solar energy-efficient water heaters, appliances, materials, and fixtures are more accessible than ever! Not only will your appliances work better, but your energy bill should reflect your energy efforts as well.
3. Planning to Sell Your Home
As mentioned before, the local economy has shown trends of remaining stable for the year 2020. This is great news for people who are looking to sell. This “sellers’ market” should allow sellers to capitalize on the value of their homes. However, homes with dated kitchens (and bathrooms) tend to sit longer on the market than those of their updated counter parts. If you think about it, the best way to capitalize on value is to spend your money where people spend the most time. Historically speaking, the kitchen is the gathering place for holidays, family, and friends. It’s hard to mention kitchens without spotlighting bathrooms as well. A National Association of Realtors Study stated that bathroom additions have approximately two times the resale value over a new bedroom and that adding a bathroom increased the sale price by 8.7% which is more than double a bedroom remodel. So as much as you may want to spruce up bedrooms, hallways, or family rooms, know you may be cutting yourself short in terms of resale potential.
4. You’re TIRED of It!
With the start of a new year, we hope you are making decisions that enhance your life. Why continue to live in, use, or avoid a space that you need daily? The kitchen is the heartbeat of every home. If you hate it, you are reminded of that each time you make the choice to eat out or invite company over. Is the space too tight? Is it impractical for your needs? Do something about it! What many people don’t recognize is the value of their time. By hiring a contractor to take care of your remodeling needs, you may spend a little more money, but your product will be superior, and you can spend your time accomplishing other goals.
Here’s the thing, your options are endless. We hope to be a part of your decision-making process to live in a space that makes you excited to go home. Our specialty is cultivating living spaces that are inviting and help you fill the space with those who you care about most. Let’s make 2020 the year you call us and begin truly living in the space you deserve.