5 Signs It’s Time for a Kitchen Remodel

For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Meals are prepared, cooked, and enjoyed, conversations are had, and it is a space of creativity and comfort. Many designs are not conducive to the busy lifestyle of today. The right design maximizes time together. Choosing to remodel your kitchen can be a major decision both financially and with your time. When considering whether or not your kitchen is due for a remodel, there are a few key signs to consider.

Lack of Space

Are you bumping elbows or feel like you have to have a strategic plan just to make a meal? One of the most obvious signs that it is time to remodel is a lack of space for storage, prep, or both. A kitchen remodel provides the ability to have complete control over the layout of your kitchen design. From cabinet placement and size to countertops and appliances, you can ensure you have the space you need for your lifestyle. A remodel can completely change how you feel in your kitchen space if you feel cramped or cluttered.

Inadequate Lighting

Proper lighting can completely change the look and function of a space. For older homes, it is common to see kitchen setups where the lighting design was an afterthought. Today, lighting plays a significant role in the feel of a space. Even a small kitchen can appear larger with the right kind of lighting. Inadequate lighting is not only unattractive, but it can be dangerous, especially in the kitchen. Ditch the overhead oven light, and discover the possibilities of great lighting. From in-ceiling lighting to under-cabinet light strips, you’ll be amazed at how great your kitchen can look.

Difficulty Cleaning

With as much time as we spend in the kitchen cooking, there is also all the cleaning to be done. A common sign it is time to remodel is an increased difficulty when cleaning. Worn or poorly designed surfaces in your kitchen can be a struggle to keep clean. Stained grout lines, grimy handles, worn wood cabinets, and faded or stained flooring can appear dirty, even when cleaned. Over time, even the most diligently cleaned kitchen can look faded and worn. New surfaces are naturally easier to clean and can be designed to ensure function and fashion.

Outdated Appliances

Many kitchen appliances are designed to function for at least 10-15 years before you have to consider a replacement. If it is time to replace appliances, planning a remodel at the same time can save time and ensure you get the exact look you want. Remodeling at the same time can also prove beneficial if you’ve been experiencing any issues with your electricity. Older kitchens may not have the outlets or power capabilities needed for the modern household.

Lack of Flow

A well-designed kitchen provides an easy-to-use workspace that you enjoy being in. You should be able to move freely and efficiently within your space. A remodel can be the ideal solution if your kitchen feels cramped or cluttered or the layout simply doesn’t make sense. You’ll be able to tailor the design of your kitchen to your needs. Whether you have to accommodate a large family or you want something small and intimate, a remodel provides the ability to truly make the space yours.

Let Us Help

Your kitchen should be a balance of function and comfort. A remodel can be what you need if your kitchen space lacks this balance. When you are ready to explore your options, the professionals at Fairchild Renovations can help. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.