Renovating your kitchen is such a huge project to take. There is no such thing as “slightly renovating” when it comes to your kitchen. You will have to prepare a huge amount of money, time, and effort if you are planning to remodel your kitchen.
This is the reason why you must only update your kitchen if it is necessary. For you to know when is the right time to remodel your kitchen, here are the signs that you must watch out for.
Not Enough Storage Space
Having a kitchen with not enough storage space can lead to a frustrating experience. When you noticed that all your cabinets and drawers are full every time you open them then start remodeling as soon as possible.
Are you starting to have trouble every time you put back your utensils, pots, and pans into the drawer? This is a clear sign that your kitchen could not handle it anymore and it requires improvement.
If storage is your main problem, focus your remodeling on making more storage space. A walk-in pantry is the best solution to storage problems. It provides a lot of space for all the things in your kitchen while keeping them hidden.
If Your Kitchen Has an Ugly Layout
If you could not handle staying in your kitchen for a long time due to how it looks then you seriously need a renovation. There is nothing wrong if you do not like the layout of your kitchen. It is normal for people to change style preferences every now and then. This is why you should not be surprised if your existing kitchen does not seem to fit your taste anymore.
If this happens to you it is advised that you remodel your kitchen. Cooking in a kitchen that you do not like will drain all the inspiration you have. Thus leaving you not wanting to cook anymore. Do not wait for this to happen. Start to create the layout of your new kitchen now according to your new style preferences.
Outdated Kitchen Design
Every year, new kitchen designs are being launched. As new designs keep on coming, your kitchen that was once the top trend will soon become outdated. When this time comes, you should not hesitate to update its looks. Most especially if you are the type of person who spends most of their time in the kitchen.
An out-of-style kitchen will also have a significant impact on the general look of your home. It will make your house look older. Give your kitchen attention by changing its cabinets, worktops, appliances, backsplash, and floor.
Furthermore, an outdated kitchen design will bring down your home value. This is why you must remodel your outdated kitchen before offering your home to the market.
If You Cannot Roam Around Freely
Are you starting to notice that you cannot easily move around your kitchen? Or is there a family member that could not eat with you every meal due to lack of space? All the mentioned situations are indications that your kitchen space is not enough for you and your growing family.
A small kitchen that does not allow you to roam around freely is bad news. Not only it can be very frustrating and inconvenient, but it can also cause accidents. Chances of getting burned, or bumping into tables, chairs, and cabinets are likely to happen.
To avoid such inconveniences, updating your kitchen is an effective way to address all your concerns about kitchen space. You can make your new kitchen big enough that will give you and your entire family enough space to move around.
Normal Wear and Tear or Worse
After years of spending in your kitchen, cooking, cleaning, and eating you will start to notice wear and tear. You might as well notice that the damages your kitchen is having are a little worse than the wear and tear you expect.
After a few years, it is expected that our kitchen will not only become outdated. Signs of damages will also become clear over time. Appliances will not function like how they use to before. Cabinet and drawers will have molds and become difficult to open or close.
Yet, there are instances where a kitchen will experience bigger damages such as breakage of tiles or slabs of granite. These damages indeed call for a kitchen upgrading project that should be done as soon as possible.
Even though it is recommended that you update your kitchen every 10-15 years, it is still up to you when you will do it. It does not have to be 10 or 15 or even 5 years before you remodel your kitchen. As long as you have the budget and you feel that it is time due to damages or personal reasons then you should do it.