Nowadays, more and more homeowners prefer having larger kitchens in their home. This not only gives them more space for appliances but also provides them more room to move around as they prepare meals. However, most modern homes don’t have a lot of kitchen space, and as such, some homeowners opt for a kitchen remodel that includes a full-on addition. Unfortunately, additions require a lot of space and funding to complete. and not every homeowner has both available. Thankfully, there’s an alternative to full-on additions: kitchen bump-outs.
In this post, the kitchen remodeling and interior painting experts from Arrowhead Painting discuss the pros and cons of kitchen bump-outs.
Pros of Kitchen Bump-Outs
A simple kitchen bump-out provides homeowners with many benefits. For one thing ,it’s less costly compared to a full-on addition, and it adds space in the kitchen where you actually need it. In addition, it’s also not likely to require additional heating and cooling, further allowing you to save money on renovation costs. In essence, if you’re working on a budget or you don’t have much room for a full-on addition to begin with, then bump-outs are the way to go.
If you intend to get a kitchen bump-out installed in your home and are in need of assistance, don’t hesitate to turn to the kitchen remodeling and exterior painting pros of Arrowhead Painting to get the job done.
Cons of Kitchen Bump-Outs
As with most things, however, a kitchen bump-out does come with its own set of disadvantages. For instance, it requires a foundation to be added to your home, and to be able to build that foundation you’ll also need to acquire a permit from your local authorities, adding to the overall cost of your remodel. Along with this, a bump-out may also require additional work to be done on your existing kitchen space to perfectly match it. In terms of aesthetics, a bump-out can be much harder to blend with the rest of the home’s exterior than would a full-on addition.
Smart Uses for a Bump-Out
A bump-out doesn’t give homeowners much room to do something crazy with the new space. However, with it you’re more than free to make a few modifications here and there. For example, a bump-out might just give you enough room to add a kitchen island, allowing you to increase the room’s seating capacity. If you love to cook, meanwhile, the extra space could allow you to replace your older appliances with larger, newer ones that are better suited to your culinary needs.
If you’re planning to add a bump-out to your kitchen, simply turn to Arrowhead Painting, the number one service providers to approach when it comes to kitchen remodeling and residential painting projects. Give us a call at (918) 743-9258 or fill out our contact form to request a FREE estimate today!