When it comes time to upgrade with a kitchen remodel, consider that you may be moving some time in the future, and it’s important to remember that at some point there may be a new person cooking in your new kitchen.
After all, according to the Canadian Association of Movers, the average Canadian will move 5 to 6 times over the course of their lifetime.
Why Do Canadians Move?
Major reasons that prompt Canadians to move include a new addition to the family, job relocation, a decrease in family members, retirement, an increase in cash flow, or major renovations needed. To break it down by the numbers, most Canadians move because of:
• Family size increase (marriage, kids etc.) – 42%
• Job relocation – 37%
• Family size decrease (divorce, death, empty nest etc.) – 20%
• Retirement – 18%
• Came into more money – 14%
• Home was in need of renovations – 14%
Keep in mind that someday your kitchen will be enjoyed by a new household when working out your new kitchen design. This is important because of how much that new kitchen will impact the overall resale value of your home.
In fact, many experts believe the kitchen may approach upwards of 10% of the overall value of your home. That’s important to remember when it comes time to sell your home if you plan on renewing any part of your investment.
Of course, some of those resale value factors and percentages are almost impossible to predict, however, you’ll definitely want to keep that [10%] figure in mind. During the early stages it also may be a good idea to consult with a real estate agent in your area, to gauge if, in their opinion, doing a kitchen remodel indeed adds value to the resale or not.
You can Count on Kitchen Craft
Another very helpful resource for you is your Kitchen Craft Designer. They will work closely with you, recommending a new kitchen design that adds value without exorbitant cost, plus helping you not to lose sight of the fact that your new kitchen needs to be not just a beautiful space, but a functional one as well.
How Do You Use Your Kitchen?
When establishing your kitchen remodel design, think of common kitchen tasks, including the ones that currently aggravate you. This will help you to consider a better layout, something of vital importance when you’re creating a kitchen, both for yourself and for eventual resale.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you work through the initial kitchen remodel with your Kitchen Craft Designer:
Do you entertain a lot?
Do you host big family gatherings?
Does homework or office work happen in the kitchen?
Is your space functional?
Does it flow well?
Do you have pets to consider?
What about technology?
Traditionally, a ‘work triangle’ is the distance between your sink, your stove and your refrigerator. You don’t want those 3 distances to be too far from each other, or it becomes hard to work and operate efficiently in your kitchen.
If it’s laid out properly, the design of your new kitchen remodel will enhance the value of not only your kitchen, but your home overall.
When thinking about cabinets, consider using a transitional style. Basically a blend between old and new, transitional cabinets today are often found in shaker-style, which is very appealing to a wide range of people.
Finish colour is also an important consideration for your new cabinets. We suggest going with popular white, grey or even a neutral blue tone. If you’re planning on reselling your home, these timeless shades will appeal to a wide range of buyers for years to come.
Finally, consider incorporating as many clever storage options as you can afford, such as tall pantry cabinets, trash and recycling organizers, cutlery drawer inserts, food storage pull-outs and many others. Count on the support of your Kitchen Craft Designer once again for solutions that will make your life, and the life of your future buyer easier.
It’s strange to think of designing your new kitchen for the sake of the future owners in your home. Kitchen cabinets are one of the first things that potential buyers notice when looking to buy a property, so make sure that you don’t cut any corners where your kitchen remodel is concerned.
We hope that you will rely on the experience and expertise of your Kitchen Craft designer and their extended team to create a kitchen design you will love for as long as you choose to stay in your home, and will be just as appealing to any future owners as well.
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Enjoy your new Kitchen Craft kitchen!
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