For most homeowners, the kitchen is a hive of activity. A place for families to gather, share the events of the day and spend some quality time together – there’s a reason why the room is characterised as the heart of the home!
The kitchen is, arguably, the most social room in the house. Surely the environment deserves a preferential approach when it comes to re-designing or updating the interior décor.
Yet despite this, it’s not uncommon for kitchens to languish in trend limbo for years. Let’s look at three reasons why kitchens remain steadfastly unfashionable – and why you should re-design the space.
Kitchen Re-Designs Are Costly
There’s no denying it, re-designing your kitchen is a costly endeavour. Adding a new kitchen to your home can cost upwards of £7,000 – and that’s before you factor in labour costs and those bespoke extras that personalise the environment.
Moreover, depending on your budget, aspirations and materials, such as exquisite granite or quartz countertops, it’s not uncommon for the price of a new kitchen to run into tens of thousands of pounds!
However, giving your kitchen a new lease of life can have a remarkable effect on your home. Use your budget astutely and you’d be surprised how far it can stretch. Kitchen cupboard panels and doors can be replaced or repainted, hanging floating shelves gives a cheap and cheerful way of adding more storage space, even the addition of a new kitchen table can brighten the room up no end.
You’re Considering Moving
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to delay or discard ideas for improving their home altogether when the prospect of moving home is on the horizon. After all, why would you spend serious amounts of cash if you’re intending to move to a property better suited to your needs?
A new or remodelled kitchen will add significant value to your home – something that’s greatly appealing to buyers. According to conservative estimates, a new or remodelled kitchen can add £13,000 or more to the value of your home.
So, investing in a new kitchen, especially one with luxurious granite countertops, will help inflate the sale price, giving homeowners a better return on their initial investment. Not only that, it’s not uncommon for an attractive kitchen to help homes sell quicker.
It’s Too Much Disruption to My Busy Home
Let’s be honest, installing a new kitchen is disruptive to homes. Whether it takes a few weeks or a month, homeowners can find it trying without the day-to-day accessibility of being able to use their appliances, having necessary surfaces, and dealing with tradespeople.
However, depending on the scale of the project, a new kitchen can be fitted in a week and skilled kitchen fitters can install granite countertops quickly and efficiently. As for the mess, choose an experienced and customer-centric kitchen installer and you’ll find them to be courteous, pleasant and efficient, often completing the project ahead of schedule and cleaning any mess they leave behind.
Still not convinced? Consider this: installing a new kitchen won’t take forever. In a matter of weeks, you’ll be able to stretch your culinary prowess and enjoy delicate or hearty dishes cooked in a wonderful environment. What’s a few weeks disruption for years of convenience and happiness!
So, there you have it; three obvious reasons why some kitchens languish in trend limbo for years and why you should choose a re-design. Interested in learning more about the range of affordable kitchen countertops Granite Line Limited stock? Get in touch today and speak to a member of our expert team.
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