The kitchen is one of the home’s most popular spaces to remodel. This is in part thanks to the fact that there are many things that can be done to improve it. There’s also going to be a reasonably high amount of traffic around the kitchen, so it’s important to keep it functional and presentable. That said, some areas are more popular for millennials to remodel than others, and outlined are some of these popular areas.
Countertops are a major area that needs remodeling if a long time has passed since one was done. This is because they’re used a lot and so they need to be in good shape and also look presentable. You may be interested to learn that a large share of renovating homeowners, according to Houzz, are upgrading major kitchen features, such as countertops at 88%, backsplashes at 83%, and sinks at 80%. This means that you could benefit from looking at different countertop materials and getting one that you feel will work perfectly for your home.
The lighting is something that remains in the background until it’s needed at night, but this doesn’t have to be the case. This is because you can install beautiful light fixtures that will look amazing and also help you to light up your kitchen when it gets dark. You could also get LED lights in order to save some energy and improve your kitchen’s sustainability levels. Doing this will help you to add function and aesthetics, so take time to choose the best lighting options and you’ll be sure to feel the difference any time you get into your kitchen.
Storage is another crucial part of the kitchen that you may not notice you need until you look around and realize that your spice collection has grown. In this case, you can either go big and add cabinets and shelves or do minor storage improvements by adding corner storage racks and such. Doing this will give you an easier time when you get to work organizing your kitchen.
Millennials are also quite likely to paint the walls of their kitchen, along with the trim and other details in the kitchen. It’s becoming a popular option for people to paint their shelves and cabinets instead of replacing them and doing other major fixes to them. Note that about 47% of millennials will choose white kitchen cabinets. This is compared to 41% of baby boomers. As a millennial, the clear preference is white, with pastel colors forming the remaining percentage. With paint having come a long way since the past, it’s a good idea to choose a paint that can serve other roles, such as absorbing odors in your house and acting as a fire retardant to some degree. This is an important role for your home’s paint to play given that, according to the National Fire Protection Association, the leading areas where electrical fires originate are the kitchen at 11%, the attic at 12%, and the bedroom at 14%.
The floor isn’t to be left out of the list of popular areas for millennials to remodel. This is because, as the kitchen sees high traffic, it’s only natural for the floor to get worn out faster in the kitchen than in other spaces. As such, it’s a good idea to give it a facelift and avoid flooring like carpet. Because of water and other factors, this is not the best choice for your kitchen floor.
These are the most popular areas in the kitchen that millennials will want to remodel. As such, you may want to consider remodeling them in order to get a kitchen that will make any millennial smile. A well-done job will be appreciated by people of all generations, so aiming to do a great job should be your priority.
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