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Time for a Kitchen Renovation?

Time for a Kitchen Renovation? By AJ Fanter
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

Are you trying to decide if it's time to renovate your kitchen? According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association a renovation project will do more than just "update" the look of your kitchen, it can give you increased functionality while adding to your home's value.

Here's a quick review of the reasons why you might want to consider a kitchen renovation.

Kitchen Design & Location

Is your kitchen designed for the way you live? Does your kitchen's location suit your lifestyle? If the answer is no, it could be time to renovate. If you're constantly wishing you had easier access to your patio or deck when preparing or serving meals, or if you'd like the convenience of a dine-in kitchen or easier dining room access, a renovation project can bring you added functionality. When you renovate, you can change doors, windows, and layout making your kitchen more appealing and user-friendly.

A Family-Friendly Kitchen

Thinking about expanding the size of your family? A kitchen renovation will not only give you additional space for food storage and preparation, it can enhance your family's safety with an improved layout and modern appliances.

Renovate for Space & Flow

Do you have enough cabinet and counter space? Tired of bumping into your spouse whenever you're cooking? One of the main reasons to renovate an outdated kitchen is to add additional work and storage space. Even minor changes in appliance layout and location can give you increased space. A renovation can improve traffic flow, making it easier to have more than one cook in the kitchen.

Renovate for Energy Efficiency

If your microwave, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and garbage disposal are more than 10 years old, installing new energy-efficient appliances could save you money by reducing your energy bills.

A renovation project could help you accomplish a wide variety of goals for your kitchen in addition to increasing its value.


About the Author
AJ Fanter is a freelance writer based in Reno, NV.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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