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Smart Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen is the showpiece and where the most traffic involves in your home. It is no surprise that the kitchen is one of the most important area for home owners and for home buyers. Cost is always your concern, but with mindful budgeting, you would be enjoying all the benefits we will explore together now. 

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Smart Kitchen Remodeling Benefits:

  • Home value addition

You can count on your updated kitchen to add value of your home. According to a recent survey*, 80% of homebuyers placed the kitchen in their list of top three most important spaces. And of buyers who bought homes went quite conservative with upgrading, 69% of those surveyed said they would have paid more for new appliances and 55% said they would have paid more for granite counters.* An updated kitchen can help you sell faster and for more money. So it will be a great idea to upgrade your kitchen if you are thinking about selling in the future. Why hesitate if you can enjoy a new kitchen for “free” as the cost you invested on remodeling can be compensated back when you sell the house with higher price?

  • Convenience & Smart lifestyle

Smart Home is rather not a trend anymore, but it has become an essential. Armed with Smart devices in your kitchen is like having your own butler at home 24/7. Only a couple devices would do with smart lighting, smart voice assistant, Wi-Fi enabled refrigerator and other smart appliances. Having a beautiful, smart kitchen can improve your day-to-day life. Of those who remodeled in 2017, 33% said they have a healthier lifestyle after renovating their kitchen, 50% said they have more family time, and 41% said they cook more at home.* Money can’t buy these valuable time and experiences, and you can enjoy them all investing within your budget with the tips we will go over below.

ENE Expert’s Smart Tips:

  • Budgeting

If you want immediate and grand effect on your remodeling with small budget, play with lighting. You can radically change the atmosphere of the areas simply by replacing fluorescent light to recessed light. It allows you to dim the light, enjoy the various scenes with smart home settings, and conveniently control with voice command or a touch on your smart devices. Also, it is important to make sure you’re not over-improving your kitchen. As you may already have experienced before with other home projects, there will always be unexpected expenses. Remember, remodeling never costs less than expected.

  • Upgrade rather than just Replace the old with the new

Most of homes use up to 3 electrical circuits in the kitchen, but with all the additional appliances we use these days, 6 circuits are recommended(2 small appliances, Microwave, Dishwasher, Disposal, Hood & Lights). Many of you may have experienced power outage when couple of appliances are operated together at once. So, it won’t be smart to leave the number of circuits as is and just replace the lighting, cabinets and countertops. A kitchen remodel is usually a significant expense, and it’s one that will last you for years to come. It will be unfortunate if you ought to regret for being too conservative about it soon after you’ve already completed. Also, it would be a great idea to make it a Smart Home as it has become not only a trend but also an essential. 

  • Take advantages of Experts

You would think that much information available online is enough for you to DIY your kitchen remodeling. However, it is no shock if it becomes headache. It may also cost you more to fix after things go wrong unless you are somewhat equipped with expert level of knowledges and skills. Take enough time to study what you prefer, consult with experts, and take advantages of their know-hows and skills. Here are some experts practical tips that are easy to miss: Keep the plumbing where it is, don’t script on new hardware, watch for the wrong floor plan, utilize hidden spaces for storage, and don’t forget the details but also keep in mind of the unified look as a whole piece. And most importantly, choose your appliances first as it is easier to match cabinets and countertops to fit appliances rather than the other way around. 

It may feel like kitchen remodeling is too much of a commitment. But if you plan smartly with a little bit of help from experts, it is a fun project! Contact ENE experts for more advices, and we recommend you to take an advantage of ENE Kitchen Remodeling promotion that’s going on only until this September. Call ENE at 408-475-5741.

*http://st.hzcdn.com/static/econ/HouzzKitchenStudy2017.pdf
*https://www.realtor.com/research/spring-home-shoppers/
*https://magazine.realtor/home-and-design/feature/article/2018/07/2013-home-features-survey-buyers-remorse