2018: New Year, New Kitchen
We all start off every new year with resolutions and good intentions – but how many do we actually stick to? If there’s one you should try your best to carry out this year, it’s creating the beautiful new kitchen you’ve been promising yourself. Here are some of the reasons people are giving us for wanting new kitchens in Liverpool and beyond.
Fall back in love with your kitchen
Your kitchen is the heart of your home – it should be a space where you can feel relaxed and enjoying preparing and cooking food as well as spending all-important quality time with those you care about the most. However, if your kitchen is looking dated or shabby (and these things come to every kitchen sooner or later) it can be easy to fall out of love with what was once your favourite room in the house, resenting the time you have to spend there.
If you no longer enjoy spending time in your kitchen, a remodel should definitely be a priority for 2018. It will bring the joy back to cooking and eating, as well as helping you to spend more time with friends and family by encouraging you to entertain more often – an all-round winner for your wellbeing.
Clear out the clutter
The longer your kitchen has been the same, the more likely it is that you will have amassed some serious clutter! A kitchen refurb gives you the motivation to clear out everything you don’t need or no longer use, so you can once more have a bright, beautiful, tidy kitchen that’s fit for purpose.
A professionally-designed kitchen will come with plenty of clever storage solutions – so you’ll actually be able to free up your kitchen worktops for food preparation, which is after all their intended use!
Enjoy a more eco-friendly kitchen
Protecting the environment is becoming a more major concern for all of us in 2018 – so there’s never been a better time to remodel your kitchen using natural, sustainable materials. The trends this season are for natural wood kitchen worktops, tables and chairs, with cork or bamboo flooring, all solid, hardwearing solutions without the need for harsh chemicals or damaging production methods. Bringing the natural beauty of the outdoors inside is also a great way of injecting a new freshness and life into your kitchen.
While you’re refurbishing, why not use the opportunity to invest in some low-energy, more eco-friendly appliances? You’ll be doing your bit for the environment – and you’ll enjoy the added advantage of some serious savings on your household bills!
Add value to your home
When potential buyers are looking at a property, the kitchen is the room they’re most interested in. They want to see a modern kitchen that’s beautifully designed, containing all the latest conveniences and making the best use of the space. Having your kitchen redesigned is a worthwhile investment due to the amount of extra value it will add to your home.
Even if you’re planning to stay in your current property for many years to come, adding value isn’t all about the money. By investing in a design that’s more functional and more convenient, you’ll be able to spend less time on the tasks you don’t particularly enjoy and more quality time with the people who matter to you the most.
If you’d like more advice on a kitchen remodel for 2018, please get in touch with us here at HB Kitchens. We’re renowned for designing and creating unique, custom kitchens in Liverpool, and we hope to help you get the most out of your kitchen this year!