“Our kitchen isn’t awful,” Rhonda said. The Hingham homeowner is in the midst of planning her kitchen remodel for 2022. “But it’s not fantastic. Our plans are that we’re going to be in this home at least until our youngest finishes school – she just started junior high. And after that, we’re most likely going to sell and move closer to my husband’s parents. So what type of kitchen renovation makes sense for our family?”
When planning a kitchen remodel in Hingham, it’s a good idea to know what your plans are in the short and long term. Functionality is always the hallmark of good kitchen design. Rhonda wanted a kitchen that made it easier to prepare, serve, and clean up after healthy meals. “With the pandemic, we’ve ordered in from everywhere, and I just need us to start eating healthier food again,” she explained. “And frankly, we’ll save money when it’s easier to cook.”
Home design experts report that the vast majority of homeowners who upgrade the kitchen in order to cook more often do in fact do so, at least for three to five years. People who are highly motivated to have a healthy lifestyle appreciate kitchen design that makes nutritious eating easy. This type of kitchen is also appealing to home buyers, who often appreciate being able to use a kitchen which meets their current needs without requiring an upgrade.
Having extra living space is often the goal of a kitchen remodel. It certainly would be in Rhonda’s home, where building on a kitchen addition is part of the projected plan. A larger home commands a larger asking price, because the additional living space increases the value of the home. It’s also a good way to ensure the entire family is more comfortable inside the home, which lowers stress levels and helps promote healthy bonding.