5 Signs You Need to Redo Your Kitchen
Outdated appliances are not attractive and use more energy than newer appliances.
Damage and wear
Chipped countertops, damage from a leaking fridge or dishwasher can be eyesores; on top of that it will make it hard to sell your home.
Nobody expects your kitchen to stay in like-new condition forever, but damage beyond normal wear and tear needs addressing.
Water damage from a leaking fridge or dishwasher can cause mold on and underneath the flooring or peeling on the countertops, floors and walls, depending on the materials.
Upgrading to newer counters made from a durable material like granite is a good investment that can last practically a lifetime.
Not enough counter space
If your counters are covered with appliances, utensils and food, you need an upgrade. Ideally, your counters should always be clutter-free, and everything should have an easily accessible place.
Adding more counter space doesn’t have to mean tearing down walls and rehauling the layout. If your floor plan allows, installing an island is a great and relatively simple way to add counter space.
If it’s not the space but the clutter that’s the problem, larger cabinets or deeper drawers will increase storage so you can reclaim your counters.
You can’t find anything
Do you look forward to cooking or dread the time commitment? How much time is actually spent on food prep versus searching for the right utensils, appliances, and dishware?
A disorganized kitchen makes it difficult to find anything, which can cause anxiety over cooking and render your kitchen useless. A fresh design and organization strategy is a worthy investment to get you eating in your own home again and enjoying the cooking process.
Your house won’t sell
Saving for your new home is often the priority when moving. But upgrading your current kitchen before you go is an investment that may very well pay for itself.
Home shoppers often gravitate first toward the kitchen. So, if you’ve been having trouble selling your home and the kitchen’s outdated — that could be the reason.
Buyers are usually more interested in move-in ready homes that require little or no remodeling. A more appealing, upgraded kitchen can be a motivating factor for buyers, hopefully resulting in less time on the market and a better selling price.
Make the necessary upgrades when the time comes, and your kitchen will reclaim its rightful place as the heart of the home.