With 2019 quickly coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about your home remodeling and renovation projects for 2020. If you are like most homeowners, you are already thinking about cleaning out closets and repurposing rooms in your home for more productive things. The new year makes everyone want to be more organized and efficient. At Eakman Construction, we’ve worked with hundreds of homeowners to make their home renovation projects come to life and we’ve found that renovating the kitchen provides the most return on your investment, brings the family together in a meaningful way, and provides the organization and efficiency to set the tone for the rest of your house. Here’s why the kitchen remains the most popular room to renovate in 2020 and beyond.
Kitchens are high on homeowner’s to-do lists for renovations because of the value they inject into a home. Not only is the kitchen where everyone gathers for breakfast and to start the day, but it is the place where the family comes back together at the end of the day. It’s where stories are told and meals are prepared. But even more than that, it’s the place in the home that sets the stage for the rest of the home. Flooring running from the kitchen easily transitions into living areas, hallways, entry ways, and beyond. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to choose a flooring for the kitchen that carries all the way throughout the house.
Furniture and storage choices also help influence the rest of the home. Whether you like bright and white or modern and dark-colored cabinetry, the kitchen draws the eye to the heart of the home and even extends out to the back patio and yard. Because the kitchen is one of the busiest places in your home, it’s also probably one of the most over-run with clutter and things. It’s important to have enough storage for your belongings and to ensure that storage doesn’t just create opportunities for collect dust. At Eakman Construction, we help you design a kitchen that is efficient as well as beautiful. Whether you want to upgrade your existing cabinetry or you want to gut the kitchen and start from scratch, having a goal in mind for how you want your kitchen to function is a great place to start.
When it comes to remodeling a kitchen or renovating any room in your home in 2020, you’ll want to think about the flow of traffic and how people will use the space. A lot of homeowners want a place to write, such as a built-in desk, but then find that they always do their planning on the kitchen table or while kicked back on the living room sofa. If you don’t already have a certain feature in your home and are trying to make up for the missing element, it’s a good idea to incorporate it into your flow and function design. Think about the functions that are missing from your kitchen right now. If you aren’t sure, start with the ways you use your kitchen table, or take your work to another area of the home that you’d rather perform in the kitchen.
If you want help planning form and function, style and efficiency in your kitchen in the new year, contact Eakman Construction today.