Your kitchen remodel is certainly one of the largest home improvement projects that can be undertaken. It is big both in terms of disruption and investment for the construction. So, it might not be a wise idea to undertake a major kitchen renovation unless you have solid reasons. However, given the fact that the kitchen is the heart of any house, major kitchen remodeling can turn out to be life-changing. There is plenty of talk in larger cities about changing the kitchens but here are common reasons to start a kitchen remodel project.
Lack of preparation and storage space
It doesn’t matter whether you are the largest foodie in the area or not, you are going to need sufficient space for storing the food and preparing the meals. Unfortunately, many kitchens especially in larger cities just lack cabinet and counter space. And whatever space that is available is poorly laid out. It makes for an awkward time while cooking. Even in cases where your kitchen was upgraded at some point in time, these changes can amount to nothing more than a straightforward facelift. Lack of sufficient space available is not an issue normally. You may have dozens of drawers and cabinets that are not well designed and they do not give you sufficient organized space for storing appliances and cooking gear. A carefully planned and new kitchen remodel can work wonders for the family.
Change in requirements
Things such as the addition of children in the family and moving to another home many times triggers the requirement for redesigning the kitchen. A kitchen that was functioning well for you before the entry of kids might drive you crazy in the current situation. Or, it is possible that your children have packed off for college study and you are in the need of a more inviting space for entertainment. It is a fact that requirements keep on changing and many times households have to change with them.
Appliances are past their best
It is a common occurrence that kitchen appliances are becoming more difficult to use over time. Their lifespan is also restricted. Most gas ranges are expected to last for around 15 years while refrigerators last for around 12-13 years. If the previous time you refashioned your kitchen was before 2007 the forecast for your appliances is not all that good. The older appliances may yet be functional however, they will be energy hogs and, in some cases, downright dangerous. For having a consistent appearance several homeowners opt for an overall appliance replacement at the same time. There is no need for an overall kitchen remodel. However, it is a good idea to explore this alternative together with other desired layout changes. This is true especially when you are facing a host of falling appliances.
Your lighting design is many times an afterthought however, it will make a huge difference for the usability and enjoyment of the available space. Although the work of having proper lighting may not be more significant than the kitchen remodels, we often get inadequate lighting and poorly placed fixtures. A properly designed lighting plan for your kitchen with provisions for under-cabinet lights, statement pendants, and in-ceiling lighting can result in your kitchen becoming more attractive and functional than before.
It is tough to clean the kitchen
It is tough to find the time for cleaning the kitchen anyway however, it is even more of a hassle when the various surfaces are poorly designed or worn out and it is next to impossible to make them appear clean. Take into account abraded enamel sinks, tiles, and countertops with stained grout lines, faded linoleum flooring harboring deeply set dirt, and wooden cabinets having years of smudged grime around the handles. If you can have new surfaces, you will need so much lesser efforts for cleaning.
Any well-designed and thoughtful kitchen remodel can be an involved process however, this may pay a massive dividend for the enjoyment of your household. If you find yourself relating to the signs describes above and if you live in Tampa, FL, get in touch with Hybrid Constructions to start exploring a kitchen renovation. They can provide a thoughtful design that goes a long way in the creation of a kitchen that you will enjoy for several years to come.