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If your kitchen is a bit outdated, maybe it’s time to opt for a different kind of treat this Halloween season. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, kitchen designs become outdated after 15 years. Replacing outdated finishes is a top reason homeowners choose to remodel.
Kitchens are the most utilized space in most homes and having a space that you love can impact your day-to-day life in positive (and healthy) ways.
Is now a good time to remodel?
While economic conditions have been better, there are several drivers that support remodeling now. Low interest rates in late 2021 helped 73 percent of homeowners lock in great rates, establishing a motivation to remodel rather than buy a new home. Further, home equity is at record levels, increasing by over 40 percent since 2019 thus resulting in homeowners favoring larger remodel projects.
Achieving more functional space is one often sited reason to remodel. There are other great reasons as well.
- Improve livability and functionality (better flow, more counter space, better storage)
- Replace outdated finishes
- Enhance resale value (80% of buyers name the kitchen within the top three most important rooms)
- Personalize the space
- Increase energy savings
- Lower maintenance and care
- Adapt for special mobility needs
- Achieve greater convenience
If you’re looking for ideas to turn your outdated kitchen into a striking space for entertaining, check out these Interior Designer top kitchen trends for 2022:
- Darker stains that add warmth
- Monochromatic kitchens that stand out against stained floors
- Statement hoods that create a focal point
- Colored marble that saturates color throughout the kitchen
- Reclaimed materials like wood beams or antique backsplash tile
- Woven lights that provide an unexpected pop of texture
- Painted islands to liven up the color
- Muted greens like olive, fern, and sage
- Double islands to separate food preparation and entertaining
- Butcher Block countertops adding functionality and beauty
- Unique tiles that create interesting backsplashes through texture and dimension
- Customizable appliances using paneling to match cabinetry or unique colors
If you are ready to start planning your dream kitchen, reach out to the Kitchen Remodelers Denver experts at Striking Kitchen and Bath by Bell. Schedule a complimentary design consultation and we’ll send you a copy of our Design Guide to get you started. Call today (303) 235-5878