Does Your Kitchen Need To Be Remodeled?
Home and Kitchen Remodeling Info, Tips and Resources
Posted March 2016. Are you frustrated with your kitchen? If so, it may be time to remodel. If your kitchen is poorly planned and you find yourself making awkward contortions to reach pots, pans and dishes, or wasting steps to get simple things done, remodeling may be in order. If your stove won’t light and your refrigerator is giving out, your counter burned, your sink full of scratches or dents, and your floor an embarrassment, it’s time.
On the other hand, you may just need a change after years of living in the same kitchen. Or maybe you just bought a lovely home – except for the kitchen, that is. Somehow, the kitchen’s grotesque color scheme, complete with horrid tile and wallpaper pattern makes you shudder.
Kitchen remodeling is one of the most common home remodeling projects. For good reason – the kitchen is a very important room in the home. It needs to be efficient, safe and attractive. If you plan sell your home, a remodeled kitchen will increase the resale value of your home.
Here are some signs that a kitchen needs remodeling:The appliances are worn-out and don’t function properly (i.e., oven or burners don’t work and the cost to repair it is more than a new stove or oven would cost)The cabinets won’t close or open properly anymore – or the doors or shelves sag.Tiles are chipped or cracked beyond repairCountertops are scratched or burned beyond repairInefficient work space is creating problems in your workflowYou have outdated appliances that take too many resources to run – new appliances are much more energy efficientThe tile grout has worn away or is irreparably stained – you can try to regrout, but that usually won’t hold very well, and stained tiles are pretty much impossible to change.The paint is rubbing off or visibly dirty, or the wallpaper is peelingThe flooring is warped or worn to the quick
If your kitchen has only one or two of the above issues, you can probably give them a quick repair and get by a few more years. For instance, a new paint job alone doesn’t mean you need a full remodel, but if there are several other issues, it might be a good idea to repaint when all the old appliances are removed.
Naturally, the expense needs to be considered. A kitchen remodel is a major investment. But in safety, life improvement and resale value, it pays off. So if your kitchen is guilty of the majority of issues on the above list, it’s time to get serious about remodeling your kitchen.Share and Enjoy:Tweet This PostLeave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Categories Tags kitchen remodeling