Is your whole home looking a bit outdated and in need of remodeling? If so, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by the idea of remodeling an entire house. It is a big project, but the good news is that you do not need to do it all at once. In most cases, starting with the kitchen is a great approach. Once you finish in the kitchen, you can move on to other rooms. Here are a few reasons why the kitchen is often a great room to remodel first.
It affects your daily lifestyle
The kitchen is a room with a defined function. It's not just there for looks or for you to relax in. If a kitchen is built in a way that makes it easy to use, that will have a positive impact on your daily lifestyle. For example, if you remodel the kitchen to include an island that means your kids can eat near you while you're finishing morning cleanup, which will make your days go more smoothly. So, even though you are only remodeling one room, your whole lifestyle and routine will feel better and fresher. You'll then be in a better mental space to focus on remodeling the rest of the home.
It's one of the most expensive rooms to remodel
There is a lot more involved in remodeling a kitchen than in remodeling a bedroom, living room, or even the bathroom. You have to replace the appliances, pay for counters and cabinets, put down tile, and so forth. As such, costs can really add up. People often like getting the expensive kitchen remodel out of the way first so they know how much money they have left to spend on the rest of the home. It's easier to cut costs on the remaining rooms than in the kitchen.
It offers a good return on investment
What if your plans change and you end up selling your home before you complete the remodel? If you remodel the kitchen first, you won't lose out financially. Remodeling the kitchen comes with a great return on investment (ROI). Home buyers will pay more for a home with a newly remodeled kitchen, so you should be able to recoup all or most of your costs.
If your whole home needs a facelift, start with the kitchen. Once your kitchen is updated, moving through the rest of the house will be much easier.
Contact a local kitchen remodeling service, such as Alana Busse Construction, to learn more.