Investing in a home improvement project is a big decision as it requires time, effort and funds. Maintaining a home is a costly venture as one problem or another keeps popping up around the house which may need repairs or replacement. Many households are already cash-strapped, so if you want to invest in a kitchen remodeling project, you need to first distinguish if the venture falls under a luxury or necessity project. A luxury project would be in the case where you are remodeling simply to keep up with the latest trends. However, the same kitchen remodel can be a necessity if you are facing any of the following problems.
The Current State Doesn’t Meet Your Needs
A kitchen needs to adapt to your circumstances and lifestyle changes if it is to remain functional. For example, if you have taken in a roommate or are a growing family, you need to have more space in the kitchen to prepare meals and accommodate more than one person at a time; or if you are big on entertaining, you need to have a good sized kitchen that is near the dining area. If your kitchen can meet your current and future needs, then great. Otherwise, you need to invest in a kitchen remodel!
Lack of Storage and Countertop Space
Lack of storage and countertop space can make it nearly impossible to work in the kitchen, even if you are not preparing large meals. You will either have to forgo some utensils and appliances or find another prep station in another part of your home. The only way this situation can be remedied is through a kitchen remodel. We can maximize storage space and work surface by redesigning the kitchen layout and maybe integrating a few multipurpose options.
If your stove is far from your prep station, or you are constantly bumping into people and appliances, then your kitchen has a poor layout. A poor kitchen layout that is impractical for your needs can make cooking and entertaining difficult. It can even result in accidents and fires. No matter how big or small your kitchen is, you only need a layout with a good flow. Some careful consideration in your remodeling and a smart design will allow your kitchen to become more functional.
Difficult to Clean
A high-maintenance kitchen that is arduous to clean and keep clean is simply put ‘a pain’. Making faded flooring, tiles with deep grouting, old appliances, and dilapidated surfaces with built-up grime look clean and shiny is in some cases impossible. No matter how often you clean it, the only way your kitchen would look presentable is after a remodel. Cleaning and maintaining new high-quality cabinets, worktops, appliances, and flooring is easier.
An outdated kitchen can make your entire home look old and worn out. Also, if you are planning to sell your home, an outdated kitchen can bring down the resale value as the kitchen is one of the key areas of your home that potential buyers consider.
Features an Old Worn-Out Look
A weathered and worn-out kitchen with outdated appliances, leaky faucets, and pipes, discolored finishes, cracked tiles, mold, worn-out flooring, and cabinet doors that are coming off their hinges can make your home look old and ill-maintained, which affects the ambiance and property value.
Furthermore, if ignored, these defects can cause more severe problems requiring more money to rectify. Also, gas leaks, mold, and old appliances can cause fires, electrocution, accidents, and health problems.
You Hate Being in the Kitchen
If you are to prepare three meals in your kitchen, your kitchen needs to be inviting, warm and functional. However, if your kitchen is crummy, cramped, unattractive, or has a bad layout, spending time in the space would become stressful and unpleasant. However, there is an easy fix. Get a kitchen remodel!