For many homeowners, the kitchen provides more value than any other room. It provides a central meeting place for friends and family and serves many practical purposes. Of course, there comes a time where the kitchen you currently own is no longer functioning well with your way of living. With that in mind, here are some tell-tale signs that it’s time for a new kitchen.
The biggest indicator that your kitchen is not working for your family is that you often find it doesn’t offer the required space you need. If your family avoids what should be an unofficial family room, it could have something to do with the layout. Perhaps it’s time to switch things up and create an environment that fits everyone.
Kitchens should be many things, but dirty definitely isn’t a word on that list. Poorly planned space with cracked and peeling surfaces can make a kitchen difficult to clean. If this is the case, you may want to consider new countertops, modern appliances and quality flooring that can be wiped clean easily.
Too Much Countertop Clutter
Countertops that are covered with appliances can create a stressful environment that is unappealing and dysfunctional. If you find yourself using the countertop space as a place for storing utensils or food, then you need to reconsider your storage solutions. Clutter-free countertops make the room feel airy and accessible, enabling quicker food preparation and easy flow throughout.
There is nothing more irritating than walking into a kitchen every day that looks drab and dreary. It’s clean and tidy, but you cannot help but notice how it lacks personality. The solutions to this, however, are quite simple. Fresh colours can make all the difference, as can lighting and flooring. By switching up the cosmetics of the space, you can create a completely new room.
Keeping the fridge organised can be difficult at the best of times. However, if you have kept the same kitchen before your family arrived, it would not be surprising that things have taken a turn for the worst. When your fridge is over-spilling on a daily basis, it’s time to accept that you need to rethink your kitchen.
We understand that it can be easy to pick up a bigger fridge but knowing where they should go is another story. Thanks to cabinets, installing larger fridges is a challenge for many kitchens. This is why you may need a new kitchen if you decide to invest in a new fridge.
Doom and Gloom
Kitchens are supposed to be a warm and welcoming environment, but poor lighting creates the opposite feeling. There are many different lighting options for the kitchen. It all simply comes down to your individual needs! Take the time to consider how you use your kitchen and plan your lighting accordingly.
Did you spot any of these signs in your kitchen?
There are many reasons to upgrade your kitchen. It’s an investment that will pay you back in the long run in terms of energy efficiency, reselling and more. Whatever you decide, having a professional kitchen company will ensure you have a kitchen that will serve the desired purpose for many years to come. At EBKB, we can offer a free home design visit to see your kitchen’s true potential. Get in touch for more information.