Thinking of a Kitchen Renovation? Here are 5 Reasons to Do It!
1. Encourage Homemade Meals
One of the biggest trends in family lifestyle is the move towards more home-cooked healthier meals in Australia. Increased counter space, new appliances and a brand-new feel to a kitchen encourage more people to stay home and cook rather than eating out. Providing a space where children feel like cooking and helping in the kitchen is also a significant benefit for a renovation.
2. You Want To Save On Your Energy Bills
With energy costs steadily on the rise, something else to consider when undertaking kitchen remodelling is whether your renovations will grant you any eco-friendly advantages. ‘Greener’ kitchens generally perform better, use less energy and can therefore often equate to energy savings.
Solar water heaters place less stress on the environment and skylights can make use of natural light, therefore reducing the need for artificial light. Energy-efficient appliances can also help you save on energy bills. Many electrical appliances now sold in Australia have an energy rating label (based on a star system) which helps buyers compare how much electricity a product uses compared to other appliances. It’s a handy assessment of your appliance’s energy efficiency – the more stars, the more efficient the appliance and potentially more savings for you!
3. Boost Resale Value
A new kitchen adds value to the home, and generally, the cost of a new kitchen will double the investment outlay. For example, a $15,000 kitchen will add approximately $30,000 onto the property value. Something to consider, however, is to set realistic budgets and not go over your limit. As a rule of thumb, you want to pay no more than 2 per cent of the property value when renovating kitchens.
4. It Is a Chance to Modernise Your Home
Bringing your kitchen into the 21st century can not only be an investment opportunity, but it can also help modernise the look and feel of your entire home.
Technology is advancing at a rapid rate and modern kitchen appliances, devices and accessories make a huge difference in home functionality. Your kitchen renovation is the perfect opportunity to get with the times and 2019’s most popular kitchen concepts all include modern features such as water-saving taps, energy-saving appliances, smart kitchen systems, kitchen command centres, UV protected windows, coffee bars and all sorts of modern gadgets that will make cooking much easier.
5. You Need A Kitchen That’s More Functional
If you’re going to spend a lot of time in your new kitchen (and let’s face it, a lot of us do during the pandemic), then it needs to be functional to allow for maximum efficiency, reduced workload and a streamlined food preparation process. Are you consistently bumping into others while you’re preparing a meal? Is there a corner of your kitchen that always seems to be cluttered? Is there enough room to enable you to multi-task?
If the answer’s no to any of these, then a new kitchen renovation can help remove bottlenecks and adding more cabinets, a second sink, a bigger pantry or even a kitchen island for food prep will all help your kitchen layout work more effectively for you.
The ability to clean is also something to consider if you’re going to remodel your kitchen, and things like low-maintenance appliances and an accessible floor plan will not only benefit your kitchen’s appearance but also add to the longevity of its components.
One last piece of advice? Remember that there’s no such thing as a kitchen that’s perfect for everyone, but renovation can give you the chance to create a kitchen that’s perfect for you!
CONTACT A PROFESSIONAL
Once you have decided that a new kitchen is a right move for you, contact a professional electrician like Allyn White Electrical to help you with your kitchen renovation.
As an electrical contractor, Allyn White Electrical does all kinds of industrial and commercial electrical installations and repairs as well as home electrical services and emergency electrical repairs in Brisbane. We are a small family-owned and run business with over 40+ years’ experience so please call us on 0416235641. We are here to help.
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