Your kitchen is arguably an essential space in your house. It’s THE point of social interaction and family tete-a-tete.
However, you know what they say; times change, and we with time. Your kitchen also is a natural recipient of this change in needs – A very strong driving force to upgrade your kitchen. But most of us chicken out before taking the plunge. Either we aren’t sure where to begin or we can’t place the factors that scream for your space rejuvenation.
That’s where we step in to help you out of this dilemma. We’ve got some signs that you can decode as a signal for the remodeling decision. It’s important to take a note of them to avoid these affecting the aesthetic and resale value of your kitchen.
Storage is essential to a kitchen’s functionality.
A modern kitchen should imbibe the complete set of cabinets, closets, pantry, and the likes of those. If your kitchen lacks these paradigms, it’s time to fix your kitchen layout to accommodate more storage.
Your kitchen needs to be like a fluid that flows from one end to another.
Does yours fit this description? Do you think that an excess of presence in your kitchen makes you feel claustrophobic? If so, consider redesigning your space to accommodate your family and its needs.
Significant Wear and Tear
You don’t expect your kitchen to remain perennially super-maintained. But if you notice that the hinges of the cabinets are beginning to give away or there are new leaks every day, etc., it’s indicative of your kitchen asking for an urgent repair.
You need a countertop with a decent workspace. Take a look at your counters; do they leave you enough workspace after accommodating appliances? If not, it’s a wake-up call to either invest in a bigger countertop or install an island to increase the counter space and add some extra storage.
I can’t even imagine working in a dark and dingy kitchen. So depressing, besides being anti-conducive to work.
What about your kitchen? Do you get cheerful vibes as you step inside or you get a weird sinking feeling? Do you constantly question yourself every time you walk in if there’s a way to brighten up the space?
Well, the solution is simple. Update your lighting fixtures to get rid of the gloom. Invest in under-cabinet lights, overhead lights, and even a chandelier to transform your space in no time.
Old appliances play a key role in inflating your electricity bills. They are also much less functionally savvy than modern hi-tech appliances. Besides, they play the perfect spoilsport with the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. Not exactly a definition of a modern kitchen. Eh?
It’s High Maintenance
If you find that you are working more than ever to keep your kitchen clean and well-maintained, it’s time for some serious thinking.
Probably, it’s a call to upgrade your kitchen. Because it is one of the important tell-tale signs that your kitchen needs your attention.
Your kitchen’s decor provides value beyond the appeal. It also dictates the functionality of it. A kitchen that’s done in any of the bygone styles is not going to serve you anymore. The technology has changed beyond measure that has led to more functionally comfortable kitchen designs.
Consult the latest home magazines to get an idea of the trending kitchen designs. Or fix an appointment with a professional designer for guidance to get the best out of your kitchen and your investment.
*This article is posted by and in partnership with Kitchen and Bath Shop, a kitchen and bathroom remodeling store located in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.