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7 Signs It’s Time to Remodel Your Kitchen

July 25, 2023

It goes without saying that the areas of your home that you use the most are going to wear out the fastest.    For most households, the kitchen is the heart of the home.  It's where you drink your first cup of coffee in the morning, where you gather with your family and friends and where you prepare food on a daily basis.  It's no wonder that after 15-20 years, it's usually time to start thinking about a remodeling your kitchen. In fact, as you are reading this, you are probably envisioning the areas in your own kitchen you would like to change. 

Here are some of the most common signs it's time to remodel your kitchen: 

  •  Worn out and damaged surfaces 
  • Outdated appliances
  • Inadequate storage or countertop clutter
  • Dated design and aesthetic
  • Inefficient Lighting
  • Poor Layout
  • Lifestyle changes

1. Worn out and damaged surfaces

before kitchen remodel

If your countertops, flooring, and backsplash are showing signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, stains, or chipping, it's a clear sign that these surfaces need an update.  If this is the case in your kitchen, you'll probably also notice that it's hard to clean.  A kitchen with obvious signs of wear and tear will always look unkempt, no matter how often you clean it.

2. Outdated Appliances

If your kitchen appliances are old, inefficient, or no longer functioning properly, upgrading to newer models can improve energy efficiency and enhance the overall functionality of your kitchen.

3. Inadequate Storage and Countertop Clutter

before kitchen remodel

If you find yourself struggling with cluttered countertops and insufficient storage space, you're not alone.  Modern kitchens include many storage options that probably weren't around back when your kitchen was first designed.   That's because they didn't have as many appliances and kitchen tools as we typically have today.  A kitchen remodel can help you incorporate smart storage solutions to keep your kitchen organized and tidy.

4. Dated Design and Aesthetic

before kitchen remodel

If your kitchen looks like it's from a bygone era as in the photo above, then it's time to remodel your kitchen.  Your kitchen’s layout and design directly impacts the functionality.   A kitchen designed in the early ’80s won’t be functional for a homeowner today.  Think about it, back then there weren't as many appliances or technology. With many technological and lifestyle changes, it’s crucial to update your kitchen to reflect the current time.

Updating the design with modern elements, colors, and finishes can breathe new life into the room as well as significantly increasing its functionality.

5. Bad Lighting

before kitchen remodel

Your kitchen should be one of the most welcoming areas of your home.  Inadequate lighting will have the opposite effect making your kitchen feel dark and dreary. Updating your lighting fixtures, adding layers of lighting or introducing more natural light can make a huge difference in the ambiance of your kitchen.

6. Poor Layout & Cramped Spaces

The workflow of a kitchen  is one of the most crucial elements to consider when remodeling.  A poorly designed kitchen layout can lead to inconvenient workflows and wasted space.  If you’re bumping into counters or if the space between the aisle and cabinets is too narrow, it’s time to remodel your kitchen. Updating the layout to improve functionality and flow will make cooking and meal preparation more enjoyable

7. Lifestyle Changes

If your family size has grown, or if your cooking and entertaining habits have evolved, your kitchen may no longer suit your needs. Updating your kitchen can align it better with your current lifestyle and preferences.

Ready to Remodel Your Kitchen? 

Your kitchen should be a space that you enjoy , not a space that overwhelms you with all that is wrong with it.  If you're ready to take the next step and begin planning your kitchen remodel, give us a call!  Our design consultations are always free. 

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