If our recent stay-at-home situation has taught us anything, it’s taught us that function matters and if your house is clogged up by a kitchen that doesn’t work for everyone in the family, especially if you are all living on top of one another, it’s time to make a change. Here’s why now is a great time…
Kitchens are the heart of the home and where families gather the most
It’s the space that has to work for the cook, the kids, and the guests. If the kitchen doesn’t serve the family well, the whole family suffers. On the other hand, a well-designed kitchen, according to certified kitchen designer, Wayne Stephens of W. Stephens Cabinetry, “will maximize the functional use of your space.” Wayne adds, “and a good designer will help you discover unrealized needs. These are unique uses for your kitchen that when designed properly, will make it your favorite space in the house.”
Interest rates are exceptionally low, so it’s a great time to take out an equity loan
Borrowing against the equity in your home, especially when you are doing it to increase the overall value of your home, is a good investment. Real estate experts agree that the rooms buyers inspect most in a house are the kitchen and the master bath. These are the interior spaces where the most value can be added during a sale, so they need to look their best. All of them agree that a well-appointed kitchen will dramatically increase the value of your home.
Local suppliers are more ready than ever to handle your project and are grateful for your business
Due to the quarantine, many contractors had to put projects on hold, but now as businesses have opened up, suppliers are ready to go to work. Start by visiting a show room, like W. Stephens Cabinetry in Ft. Mitchell, to gather your ideas and then have a designer come and measure your space. It makes sense to get started early, because the process takes time, and you want to consider all your options. Start now so that you can be spending that next holiday with the kitchen you’ve always wanted.
Your kitchen has to work for more than the cook
It is important to consider the needs of everyone in your home when designing your kitchen. That may include family members with disabilities or parents aging in place. It could include spaces that allow for teenagers to do their homework, or a way to keep an eye on young children while cooking. Many people are including spaces to feed and care for their pets. Cooking is only one of the things we do in our kitchens, so make sure you take everyone’s additional needs into account.
Today’s kitchens can be designed better, to meet new needs that we may not have thought about in the past
Your new kitchen can be designed to be easier to clean and with surfaces that can be kept more sanitary. Smart kitchens remind us of needed groceries and can turn our appliances on and off remotely using voice assistants like Amazon Alexa. These new devices can save us time and money as well as make our kitchens safer to operate. New ideas are coming on the market every day and a kitchen designer can help you navigate which ones are best for you and which ones aren’t worth the money.
If you are thinking about renovating your kitchen this year, or you are looking to build a new house, take the time to seek out an experienced, reputable kitchen designer as early in the process as you can. Just visiting a showroom can help you get ideas about what would work best for you, your family and everyone else who is going to enjoy your amazing kitchen.
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About W.Stephens Cabinetry & Design
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W.Stephens Cabinetry and Design provides planning and design services for the entire home including kitchens, bathrooms, wet bars, butler pantries, libraries, home theaters, and closets. Our designers follow a project from conception to completion, assisting clients in not only space-planning and design but also guiding clients through each step of the project.
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- Initial Client consultation – The design process beings with a consultation at our show room or in your home to obtain the necessary information needed to design your dream kitchen, bath, or space.
- Design – We carefully design the space, keeping your desires as the foundation of our creativity.
- Feedback / Design Approval – Working with you, using your feedback to get final Design approval.
- Installation Meeting – We meet with the installers, prior to installation to go over ALL the details.
- Post Installation Follow-up – We follow-up with you to make sure everything went well during installation.
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