A beautiful kitchen can stimulate both appetite and the desire to cook.
Everyone has watched at least one cooking show in their lifetime and thought if they had a kitchen like that, they would surely spend more time preparing meals and trying out new recipes.
Imagine just how much healthier eating habits could become if only everyone had the ideal cooking space.
Well according to survey, it’s all true and backed by data.
A Houzz study of over 2,700 homeowners who are in the middle of a kitchen reno project or have recently finished one, reveals that a third of people report having a healthier lifestyle post-renovation by 33%.
They say that with their new, shiny kitchen they have started cooking more at home (41%), while a stunning 76% report cooking five or more meals every week now.
As a chain reaction, this led to ordering less takeout (34%) and consuming more fruits and veggies (26%).
This is amazing news considering renovating the kitchen is at the very top of the Canadians’ agenda in terms of upgrading their homes, with over a quarter of homeowners choosing to focus on this room, more than living rooms and master bathrooms actually when it comes to interior remodeling.
What Does the Future Hold?
A healthy lifestyle is the only way Canada can be well-equipped to face future health challenges which include a rising number of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
If something as achievable as renovating the kitchen will play a key role in addressing these issues, then it’s not far-fetched to say everyone should start planning.
However it might be easily said than done.
According to an article published in The Guardian, kitchen space is the first one to be cut off when looking for extra living space.
Moreover, experts consider that by 2030, a majority of the meals cooked at home will presumably be replaced by online orders and deliveries from restaurants or central kitchens.
While this may seem more convenient, ordering takeout every single day might turn out to be a huge out of pocket spending, not to mention the impossibility of knowing the quality and source of ingredients.
While this is an assumption, a kitchen renovation is an accessible done deal with visible benefits straightaway.
If we think back on our childhoods, the kitchen was the heart of the house, a place where we used to run to with curiosity and craving.
A place that was abundant in delicious smells and colorful ingredients and a place where the whole family came together, much like a ritual.
It may seem like undertaking a renovation project would be completely out of hand, but in reality it’s not.
Businesses nowadays are very much aware of expectations of timely delivery, efficiency and high results.
That transforms the entire process and ensures minimal disruption to the homeowner.
Not to mention the wide variety of designs, styles and features now available that can turn any ordinary kitchen into a cooking heaven.