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There are some distinctive signs it’s time to remodel your kitchen. However, planning a renovation can be daunting. It’s a big task that can cause a lot of disruption – and it can cost a lot of money.
With the said, there are many instances where a kitchen remodel could be just what is needed to make your home more practical, attractive and possibly more valuable. Below are 5 signs that it’s time to remodel your kitchen.
5 Signs It’s Time To Remodel Your Kitchen
There’s not enough space
Not having enough space in your kitchen could be a source of daily stress. This could include a lack of countertop space, a lack of floor space and a lack of storage space.
Remodelling your kitchen can make cooking meals a more relaxing experience, as well as giving you more storage space for food and kitchenware.
This will likely involve extending your kitchen – you could extend it outwards, or you could borrow interior space from a neighbouring room. You may want to hire a kitchen design firm to find the most practical solution. Even if you’re on a tight budget, there are ways of making better use of the space without knocking down walls.
Appliances are on their way out
If you’ve got old appliances that are starting to operate less efficiently, this could be a good time to remodel your kitchen.
Replacing appliances requires a lot of upheaval – you may as well take this opportunity to make any other improvements you’ve been considering such as new cabinets and/or new countertops. It may even be a chance to reconsider the layout of appliances.
The lighting is poor
A lack of lighting could cast a gloomy mood on your kitchen and could make it harder to see what you’re doing when cooking meals and washing up. A kitchen remodel is the perfect time to add more light to your kitchen.
This could involve adding more artificial light with spot lights or track lighting or possibly even adding more natural light with skylights or window extensions. Brighter colour schemes and reflective surfaces could also help to improve lighting.
There’s visible damage
Look around your kitchen. Are the countertops scratched up? Are there stains on the floor that won’t come off?
If everything is starting to look a bit worn, it could also be a sign that it’s time to remodel your kitchen. New fixtures and flooring could help rejuvenate your kitchen and add value to your home. In some cases, repairing damage may even make cleaning easier.
Some of the features look dated
It’s possible that certain features in your kitchen could be making it look dated. Flowery wallpaper, dark wood ceiling-high cabinets and ancient appliances can all make a kitchen look old and tired.
Consider whether it’s time to refresh your kitchen with some modern fixtures. As with repairing damage, this could add value. Repairing old appliances, regardless of whether they’re still working or not, could also possibly lower your home’s energy bills – old appliances are likely to be guzzling more energy.
We hope you enjoyed all of these signs it’s time to remodel your kitchen. We view the kitchen as the heart of your home and giving it a new look can really make cooking and entertaining more enjoyable.