It has been said that the fondest memories are made when gathered around the kitchen table.
Studies have shown that families that eat together are healthier and bond more. Many of us have happy childhood memories of the smell of hearty stew cooking or sneaking a cookie hot out of the oven. It is no wonder that the kitchen is often the heart of the home. If there is a part of your home that you can invest in, it is the kitchen.
Maybe you have seen some of the signs that you need to update your kitchen. Maybe you have been thinking of remodeling your kitchen but haven't been quite ready. There are different ways to think about a kitchen remodel.
Do you want to make the kitchen of your dreams? Do you want to do some updates? Are you thinking of selling your home? How do you know when it is a good time to remodel your kitchen? Here are four things to consider.
When You First Move In
After purchasing a home and before you move in is a great time to remodel your kitchen. You have found a house you want and make it your own. Renovating the kitchen is a good way to do add your personal touch and have things as you like.
It makes sense since your kitchen and the rest of your home is empty. Doing a remodel before you move in means that the mess and disruption that comes from the work won't affect you.
It may make sense financially as well. You may be able to work with your realtor to reduce the price of the home if there are upgrades that need to be made.
When You Are Doing Renovations In Another Part Of Your Home
If you are considering updating another part of your home, adding your kitchen could dovetail with that project. Oftentimes, when one part of a home is remodeled, you see that there are other areas that need attention as well.
You will already be working with a designer and have a construction crew lined up. Your home will already be somewhat unsettled due to the work being done. It may make it easier to do it all at one time.
In addition, if you are taking out a small home improvement loan, it may be prudent to add a little to it to include the cost of a kitchen remodel.
During Warmer Weather
Waiting until the cold of winter is over will keep your heating bill lower. It will also keep wet, snowy, and muddy boots from tracking dirt through your home.
Remodeling can be disorderly at the best of times. There is no reason to compound it with the challenges that come with wintry weather.
When You Are Getting Ready To Sell Your House
You may like your kitchen as it is, but you are getting ready to sell your home. Doing a simple remodel to update your kitchen can add value to your home and add appeal to buyers. Talk with your realtor about what improvements should be made.
Be prepared for some ideas that may not be your taste. Remodeling a kitchen for selling a house is much different than remodeling a kitchen for yourself.
Your kitchen is an important part of your home. Depending on why you are remodeling your kitchen, there are different times to schedule the work.
Edesia Kitchen and Bath is here to help you assess when it makes sense for you to remodel your kitchen. We'd love to hear your ideas. Contact us today and let's get started.