When you’re at home, where do you hang out? If you’re like most people it’s the “kitchen”. It’s where countless good times are shared over family dinners, where important conversations often take place as mom or dad prepares a meal for the family, and where the details of the school day are shared over an afternoon snack. Do we ask, do you need a kitchen remodel?
What rooms is the heart of the home?
They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. And we have to believe it’s true. Whether small or large, the kitchen is the hub of the home. It is where the meals are created – it fuels the bodies, minds and souls of friends and families all over the world. Some say that while life may be created in the bedroom, it is certainly lived in the kitchen.
The kitchen is the new living room.
Over the past 20 years or so, kitchens started to become living spaces with more time spent in these spaces and where more was done than just cooking. Many kitchens began to open up to other rooms, yet some remained separate spaces. These newer, larger, more accommodating kitchens now had space for large tables and islands were planned in to create a natural flow for those coming and going.
The kitchen is taking up more space,
Newer homes were designed with kitchens as living spaces in mind and so these rooms became larger to better accommodate family and friends as an additional space for entertaining. Why do we want bigger kitchens? Experts say one reason is that more of us are cooking at home today – either to save money, eat healthier, or just because it’s fun. Experts say the bigger kitchen trend is a sign that we’re spending more time entertaining in the kitchen. In fact, surveys show that some families now spend up to 90 percent of their waking time at home in the kitchen area.
Should you do a kitchen remodel?
So, what if your home doesn’t have a supersize kitchen? Is it worth paying for a kitchen remodel? Experts say if you’re planning to sell your home, a kitchen remodel can definitely add value, and help it sell faster. Just don’t go overboard because in today’s market, homeowners typically only make back 60 percent of the cost. The walls between the kitchen, dining room and family room are coming down. And that trend is here to stay.
Some tend to agree while others not so much. Where do you stand on this?