Sometimes, we don’t even need a practical reason to remodel our kitchens and we do it because it feels outdated and somewhat dull. However, there are also times when a kitchen really does need a remodel for practical reasons and here are five signs that will tell you that it’s really time to invest some money into that remodeling project that you have been holding back for a while now.
Your Cabinets are in Shambles
It isn’t uncommon for a cabinet door to come loose and that can be fixed quite easily by yourself, or by calling in a repairman, but if most of the cabinet doors and hinges are coming loose, alongside showing other signs of wear and tear, it’s a sign that you need to consider a remodel.
Insufficient Storage Space
Are some of your kitchen utensils often found outside the kitchen, because there was no space left in there? If you always feel that you don’t have enough storage/counter space while working in the kitchen, a remodeling is certainly pending. However, if you ever remodel your kitchen, especially for increasing storage and counter space, be sure to consult an experienced, professional remodeler first, so that they can guide you into making the most of the space you have.
Cleaning is Extremely Difficult
A typical sign of a poorly designed kitchen is that it is an absolute chore to clean it. If you dread the day on which you will have no option but to get down on your knees and reach into those dark, dirty corners that are almost impossible to reach, it’s a very big sign that you are in need of a kitchen remodeling. A well-planned kitchen should never be too difficult to clean.
Your Kitchen Appliances are Outdated
Even when you are not particularly bothered about having a beautiful kitchen with brilliant décor, you just can’t ignore the kitchen appliances. If you have outdated kitchen appliances, they may not only make your kitchen inefficient and ugly, but they will also cost you money, because old electronics consume a lot of power. Go out and take a look at all the advanced options that we have these days for kitchen appliances and discuss it with your interior decorator to figure out what will work best for both aesthetics and performance.
The Kitchen is Bad Enough to Bring Down Your House’s Value
Whether you have plans to sell your house soon or in the future, the kitchen will play a big role in both determining the value of your home and its marketability. On the other hand, if the house is already on sale or about to go on sale soon, ask your real estate agent whether the condition of the kitchen is affecting the final value of your home. If he/she says yes, then it’s definitely time to remodel!
The truth is, that you need not wait for a telltale sign if you feel that the kitchen doesn’t go with the rest of the interior anymore, or if you just want to upgrade for a better lifestyle. Just be careful not to overshoot the budget because these projects can get quite expensive otherwise.