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5 Reasons You Need to Remodel Your Kitchen This Year

Posted on: February 12, 2017

Are you currently living with an outdated, cramped, or poorly functioning kitchen? Kitchen remodels in Coral Gables top the list of home renovation projects among Miami homeowners, for both the aesthetic and resale value. A professional, high quality kitchen remodel is one of the most important improvements you can make to your home, and there’s no time like the present to get started. If you need even more reasons to remodel your kitchen this year, Habify can help with this list of the top five. 

5 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen in Coral Gables

1. Lifestyle

Consider how many tasks are performed in your Coral Gables kitchen on a daily basis. Is there a natural order, or seamless flow with each, or do family members find themselves backtracking, searching, or digging for the items they need? Your kitchen may have originally been designed to fit the needs of different era or size of family, or little thought may have been given to it at all. Explore your options and choose a layout that works to increase the efficiency, comfort, and usability of what is typically the most used room in the home.

2. Marketability

If you’re considering selling your home in the near or not too distant future, an updated kitchen is the number one item that buyers look for. If your kitchen remodel is purely for resale purposes, remain neutral in your palette and splurge on high end finishes and fixtures when possible. Your home will show better, sell faster, and likely sell for more once buyers see a kitchen they can envision themselves cooking in.

3. Sustainability

The trend towards eco-friendly materials, fixtures, and appliances means there is an abundance of options available for your kitchen remodel. ENERGY STAR rated appliances help to lower your carbon footprint, while low VOC paints, stains and cabinetry help to keep the air your breathe clean and fresh. Eco-friendly flooring solutions include bamboo, reclaimed, or engineered wood, but check to make sure they’re FSC certified before purchasing.

4. Modernization

Failing appliances, cracked tiles, dilapidated cupboard doors, and peeling countertops are all signs your kitchen needs a major overhaul, but even the most immaculate kitchen can be outdated. Gather some inspiration from home improvement shows, websites, magazines, and showrooms, present your ideas or wish list to a professional designer, and work together to bring your kitchen up to date.

5. Value

Kitchen and bathroom remodels yield the greatest return on your investment when done tastefully and professionally. Experts recommend spending no more than 10 to 15 percent of your home’s value on your kitchen remodel, and you can expect to recoup anywhere from a 75 to 125 percent return depending on real estate values at the time of your appraisal or listing.

Kitchen Remodels in Coral Gables

As the epicenter of nearly every home a kitchen should be a combination of form and function that fits the needs and lifestyle of the family that lives there. Stop saying “someday” and start planning your kitchen remodel today with help from the expert design team at Habify.

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