Homeowners are eating at home much more these days — and that means the heart of the home has been getting a workout.
With the pandemic-induced zeal for sourdough bread and big holiday meals, an increasing number of homeowners are starting to look at how to improve their kitchen. Among the top reasons for a kitchen remodel are the desire for more functional space and better organization, according to according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
2020-2021, the percentage of homeowners actively working on home remodeling projects increased from 19 percent in the first quarter, before the pandemic hit, to 36 percent by the end of the second quarter. In addition to wanting to spruce up the spaces where they’re spending more time, some homeowners are redirecting dollars saved from canceled vacation travel other planned expenses into home improvement projects.
If you’re considering a kitchen remodel or even new kitchen cabinets, here are a few ideas and tips:
When planning a kitchen renovation, it’s critical to take a step back and think about what you need in your new kitchen. For a successful remodel, take inventory of what currently works in your kitchen, where you could use more storage and what areas of your kitchen could use improvement.
Before you embark on a kitchen remodel, it is helpful to take inventory of the items you don’t have enough storage for now and share those with our kitchen specialists at Jackson Stoneworks. This will ensure our designers clearly understands your needs and incorporates solutions into your design.
Kitchens have always been the heart of the home, but their role as a gathering place has really been cemented since the recent pandemic.
According to NKBA’s annual Market Outlook study:
- 55 percent of respondents are spending more time cooking and eating at home
- 45 percent are spending more time in the kitchen
- 30 percent are buying and storing more groceries in bulk quantities
- 13 percent are using the kitchen for remote work and learning.
That means that a family’s lifestyle will play a role in a new kitchen design. Do you have kids? Are they enthusiastic bakers? Do they have stone countertops? Finding out how you use your space is key to meeting needs through design.