Home remodeling projects continue to increase as homeowners look to improve their living space during uncertain times. As individuals and families spend more time at home they are looking for ways to turn their house into an oasis and a place where they enjoy living, working, entertaining and schooling.
Not only do home remodeling projects provide a return on investment, they also provide a number of physical and mental health benefits. While a number of home upgrades can bring a sense of enjoyment, few bring the same sense of satisfaction that comes from a complete kitchen renovation.
In fact, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) analyzed 20 different types of remodeling projects based on feedback from owners regarding their joy factor. In their 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, a complete kitchen renovation received a top Joy Score of 10/10. Ninety-three percent of those polled said they have a greater desire to be at home since the completion of their kitchen, and 95% said they have an increased sense of enjoyment when at home. This sense of enjoyment contributes to the physical and health benefits experienced from a kitchen remodel.
Four benefits that may convince you to upgrade your kitchen space.
1. Increased mental well-being
Since the kitchen is a central hub of life and family, upgrading a kitchen can create a peaceful, enjoyable atmosphere. It can serve as a mental escape and create a sense of fulfillment within your home. By having a place that feels comfortable and safe, a kitchen can serve as a sanctuary inside your home. This helps reduce stress and creates a greater sense of well-being.
2. Healthier lifestyle
According to a Houzz Kitchen Trends study, one-third of homeowners who completed a kitchen remodel reported leading a healthier lifestyle. This was a result of cooking more at home, ordering less takeout, and eating more fruits and vegetables. An astounding 76 percent of people who renovated their kitchen cook five or more meals at home each week after their renovation.
3. More time to connect as a family
As people spend more time cooking at home, this leads to more meals together as a family. The ability to have dinners together on a regular basis creates a deeper connection between couples as well as with children. This can have a tremendous overall impact on the health and well-being of the family. Family bonding during these shared times in the kitchen can create memories and connections that will last a lifetime.
4. Increased connection and community
During the past year, many people have felt the pain of isolation and lack of connection with others. Many studies show this has led to loneliness, depression and even suicide. Humans are wired to have regular, deep connection with others. As Covid-19 restrictions begin to lift, there is a deep longing for people to begin reengaging with friends and family. A large percent of homeowners who completed a kitchen remodel reported spending more time hosting others in their home. This leads to deeper friendships, greater connection and less isolation.
Now is the perfect time to remodel your kitchen! The professionals at Modern Blu are available to help guide you through the process of as you create the kitchen of your dreams.
Are you ready for the health benefits of a kitchen remodel? Call Modern Blu, at 469-546-7636 or contact us online to schedule an appointment if you are in the Flower Mound, Highland Village or Lewisville areas.