Updating Your Kitchen: Are Repairs Enough, or Is it Time to Remodel?

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, the hub of cooking, eating, and spending time with friends and family. Kitchens are spaces of warmth and welcome, the part of your home that gets constant use by every family member and is seen by nearly every visitor.

Because of its frequent use and constant foot traffic, your kitchen can fall into disrepair faster than the rest of your home. Whether it’s a normal repair job or a major overhaul, it’s important to stay on top of your kitchen’s needs. A quality kitchen is key when it comes to caring for your household and entertaining your friends.

Are Repairs Enough?

Does your kitchen need a few repairs, or is it time for a remodel? Here are a few clarifying questions to ask while surveying that state of your kitchen:

  • Are your kitchen faucets loose? Are the sinks themselves looking old or outdated?
  • How are your kitchen countertops holding up?
  • Are all of your kitchen appliances in good working order, or are they a hazard to you and your family’s safety?
  • Is your plumbing and electrical up to date?
  • Are there any trip hazards in your flooring? Is the flooring itself looking old and weathered?
  • Could your cabinets use a new coat of paint … or are they falling off the walls?

One or two or these repairs may not seem like much. But when you add several of these together, it may be healthier on your budget and better for your home if you did a kitchen renovation.

Kitchen Remodels

Kitchen remodels come in all shapes and sizes. Some remodels use the materials you already have on hand in order to spruce up your kitchen with some new hardware or a fresh coat of paint. Other remodels involve knocking down walls, redoing the fixtures and plumbing, and installing all new appliances. There are also other types of remodels in between.

When starting out on a remodel, be sure to take your home’s value into consideration so that you don’t end up spending more on your kitchen renovation than your home can ever recoup. A kitchen remodel should be a smart investment.

A knowledgeable and professional contractor can help you with this. At Vesta Homes, we work with a hand selected team of vendors, subcontractors, architects, and designers who come together help you find what you need, even if you don’t already know what you want.

Also, don’t forget to keep the aspects of your kitchen that are still working for you. A contractor will help you design around these areas while still providing your kitchen with the newness you’re looking for.

Keeping in Perspective

If you’re renovating your kitchen space with the future prospect of selling your home, a knowledgeable contractor can tell you how to get the most out of your money and make the best design decisions for a future homeowner. In this case, you’ll want to make neutral design options while still keeping things warm and inviting. Expert contractors have the knowledge to help you navigate these waters and make the best decisions.

If you are in the Nashville, Tennessee area, the experts at Vesta Homes, LLC have years of experience in helping homeowners with their remodeling decisions. We understand that choosing a builder is the most important part of your project. If you are thinking about building a home or remodeling your existing home, please contact us today. so that we can bring your kitchen remodeling dream home to you. We know what it takes to build a quality home, addition, or remodel from the bottom up that will stand the test of time.

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