If you live in an older home, you may be somewhat jealous of the many modern appliances and efficient storage systems you find in the new homes of your friends. Modern designs provide noticeable efficiencies in these newer houses. If you love your neighborhood and home but are tempted to move for a more efficient kitchen and bath, you have some excellent options.
Instead of moving, you should take the time to visit one of the professional remodelers who bring older homes up to date. You can find showrooms that will inspire you with new ways to use your existing space by taking advantage of the latest in design software and concepts. There is a stunning range of options for you to evaluate, from floors to cabinets to baths. These professional remodeling firms also show how to use materials in creative and effective ways, including:
- Exotic woods
- Specialty metals and synthetics
You can also speak to a storage expert and professional cabinet installer at many of these showrooms to find great ideas for your existing spaces. Many of these professionals have advanced training and certifications in their specialties.
An Investment with a Great Return
Taking the time to redesign and upgrade your existing kitchen and baths provides a number of returns on your investment. First, you achieve more efficient and enjoyable living spaces. For example, if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you’ll find that the insights from of a qualified cabinet installer will provide substantially greater storage space and more efficient access.
Likewise, the latest appliances provide more energy-efficient options and a number of new conveniences. These can produce substantial and ongoing savings in your monthly power and water bills. Additionally, a certified kitchen designer will take the time with sophisticated design software to show you what your kitchen will look like. You can often get a 3D view of your prospective kitchen and bath without spending anything until you’re happy with the planned project.
Your final return comes from the increased value of your home. Realtors will tell you that the kitchens and baths are two of the first areas potential buyers evaluate. This means you can get current use and enjoyment from any remodeling job and also enjoy a higher valuation in the future if you do decide to move. Bring a little new to the old and enjoy. You will be glad you did.