Located just 25 miles northeast of Sacramento, Orangevale is a suburban region where its residents enjoy all of the major benefits of being that close to the capital of the State of California, but also the laid back atmosphere of rural life. When you live in Orangevale, you also have a wide selection of options when it comes to contractors, especially those that are considering having their kitchen remodeled.
A few good reasons to remodel your kitchen.
If you have a house that’s at least ten years old, it may be time to consider having the kitchen remodeled. While a good, quality kitchen should last anywhere between 15 and 20 years, most homes that are new constructions don’t spend the right kind of investment on the kitchen. That means even though the kitchen may look decent, it could likely be vastly improved.
Also, most contractors that build new homes are looking for ways to save money, not invest more in the houses that they’re building, so they tend to use cheaper products for both the appliances as well as the tile on the floor, cabinets, and even the lighting. So even though your home may be relatively new in terms of kitchen lifetimes, you may want to consider remodeling it completely.
Your kitchen is the focal point of your home and it’s one of the major selling points if you’re thinking about putting it on the market sometime within the next few years. If you contact a realtor, you’ll find out that one thing that most potential new home buyers are going to ask and want to see is the kitchen. There are a few key factors in determining the value of a home, for a loan or other issues as well.
One is the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The next is the size of the house and yard, such as the square footage. Finally, it’s the kitchen and bathroom, their quality and size. The better they are, the more they will add to the value of your home.
The third reason why it’s a good idea to consider remodeling your kitchen in Orangevale is that the kitchen is the most visited room in your home. While you may think it could be the den, the bedroom, or even the bathroom, the kitchen is where most people go for a drink, to grab a snack, and of course, to make a meal. You may spend more time in your bedroom or the living room, but in reality, you’ll visit your kitchen more often.
So that’s why it’s a good idea to have a kitchen that you like and that will inspire you to want to cook more often at home.
One problem with old, outdated, and cramped kitchens.
One of the key problems that older, outdated, and cramped kitchens have is that they don’t inspire people to want to stay in and cook their own meals. Instead, you may realize that it’s too hard to find the items that you need or want in order to make a healthy meal, so you instead eat microwaveable meals or something that isn’t quite healthy for you.
Or you may end up eating out more often. As a result, you will tend to spend more money on eating out, fast food, restaurants, and the like, or buying processed, pre-made meals that you can prepare and get ready easier, with little fuss and no need to dig out pots and pans and all of the spices that are hidden in the cluttered cupboards.
If you sat down and figured out how much money you’re throwing away on all of these processed meals and eating out during the past year, you might be surprised. A family of four could easily spend $4,000 or more extra, beyond what they would have spent if they have healthy meals to make at home. And that’s just for one year. Add that over a ten year period and you’re looking at potentially $40,000 or more during that period.
That’s more than what it would likely cost to have your kitchen completely remodeled. On top of that, you’d not only eat out less, but you’d increase the value of your Orangevale home, all because of the simple process of remodeling your kitchen.
Finding the right kitchen remodeling contractor.
Of course, in order to take full advantage of that potential savings and increase in your home’s value, you need to find the right kitchen remodeling contractor. Because you live in Orangevale, and because it is relatively close to the capital city of Sacramento, you’re going to find that there are plenty of options available to you.
You could hire a large company that services many homes throughout the region, which might offer you a slight savings, but it could actually end up costing you more. You could find a company that sells everything that you’d need for your kitchen, including appliances, cabinets, and tile work, but then they would hire a contractor that isn’t directly associated with them to install it.
You could also try to do it yourself, but in most cases, homeowners find that there are too many unforeseen issues with regard to this process that they end up hiring a contractor, anyway, and this can cost even more than if you just hired the right one from the beginning.
Finally, you could find a smaller company that has experience and professionalism and that can help you design the ideal kitchen for your home. Wood Custom Kitchens serves the Orangevale community and has been serving this region since 2002. We used to be located in Colorado and have been providing kitchen remodeling for clients since the early 1980s but decided that it was time to escape the cold, harsh Colorado winters and ended up here.
We can walk you through each step of the process to help you find the perfect kitchen for your home and family. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Wood Custom Kitchens.