How can you tell when you need a kitchen renovation? Usually, all you have to do is pay attention.
If you or your family is frequently making certain comments about your kitchen — even in passing — usually a good indication that it’s time to replace or upgrade your kitchen.
What questions? Here are a couple:
- ‘Is It Dark in Here?’ — One of the most common reasons homeowners have for updating their kitchen is to create more natural or artificial light. To prep and cook food, you need to be able to see what you are doing. So even though most kitchens are set against an exterior wall, if there aren’t enough windows or lights, it’s time for an upgrade.
- ‘Why Can’t I Find Anything?’ — Kitchens built 20 0r 30 years ago, or even longer, weren’t designed with today’s modern appliances and gadgets in mind. Frequently, outdated kitchens don’t have enough storage space. Or the storage space they have isn’t efficient. If you can never find what you are looking for in your kitchen, it may be time to consider a redesign.
- ‘Where Can I Place This?’ — Today’s refrigerators, ranges, stoves, dishwashers, and other appliances are often either bigger or smaller than they used to be. So buying new appliances for an old kitchen is risky. There’s a good chance they either won’t fit or will be too small for the existing space (in the case of many dishwashers). To accommodate state-of-the-art appliances, you may need a whole new redesign for your kitchen.
- ‘Why Is It So Crowded in Here?’ — Over time, families get bigger. But typically their kitchens don’t. So more people in the same amount of space can lead to crowded conditions. If your kitchen is no longer big enough for your family, consider expanding it with a kitchen renovation from Mr. Kitchen.