The kitchen is a key component to any house, and affects your mood and how you interact with the rest of the home. It’s the focal point for how you and your family function day to day and where you spend a huge amount of time.
So here are 6 ways to know whether you need to invest in a kitchen remodel to bring some life back into your house.
1. Sink Is Oddly Placed
The placement of your kitchen sink is extremely important to the flow of your kitchen (see the next section as well). In this day and age, the sink should typically be placed with a window directly in front of it, hopefully with a great view!
This in itself could be a sign you need to remodel, but check out what happens if some other things aren’t in the right spot . . .
2. Your Layout Doesn’t Flow
Have you heard of the ‘work triangle’? It’s a way of creating a clear, unobstructed path between the sink, fridge and stove/oven which makes cooking and entertaining a lot easier. If you find that you tend to bump into your co-cook, or people who are just passing through the kitchen area, you should really look at the layout of the kitchen and make sure to utilize the ‘work triangle’.
3. Countertops Are Minimal
If everytime you clean the clutter off of your countertops, you still can’t fit anything on them, you may need additional counter space. The problem might not be that you have too many appliances or storage jars, it might be that your kitchen was designed for a 1980s or 1990s style of cooking which is just plain different than what you need today.
Worktop space is valuable real estate, so making sure you have enough of it is a worthy investment.
4. Coordinated Flooring
Does the flooring from your kitchen to your dining room match exactly or at least coordinate? Is it unlevel, or heavily worn? It may be time to redo that flooring and get something more updated, possibly an entirely new material (maybe something easier to clean so you’re not scrubbing on your hands and knees for half a day!).
5. Current Cabinets & Storage Just Don’t Work
Kitchen cabinets and storage areas aren’t just utilitarian, they’re also the face of your kitchen. If they’re falling apart at the seams or not able to close because they just don’t have enough room for everything you need, it’s time to consider a kitchen remodel.
6. It’s Just Time
If you’re just plain bored of your kitchen, tired of cooking there day after day and struggling with the same failings and imperfections, it’s probably time to attack your kitchen remodel head on. Find a great kitchen remodeler to work with, hash out a design and get to it! Good luck!