New Kitchen Renovation: How to Know It’s Time
So you think you need to redo your kitchen. It’s something you’ve been thinking about for a while now, but you’ve been putting it off for one reason or another. It’s not in the budget! It surely would take too long! It’s too much work, it won’t fit in the schedule, or, worst of all, if you redo one room in your home you’ll have to redo all of them! If that’s the case, how do you know it’s really time to redo your kitchen? Here are some things for you to take into account when your making the decision. Note: “because my friend just redid her kitchen and it looks better than mine” is not anywhere on the list!
Open your Kitchen to natural light with new windows
- You don’t like the way it looks…and you can’t stop thinking about it.
It’s one thing to not particularly care for the look of a room in your home. Mismatched furniture or clashing color themes often lend an air of comfort to a home. There’s no need to stick to a cohesive design theme if you don’t want to, and it truly doesn’t matter if your home doesn’t look like the ones you see in magazines. However, if you really hate a particular room such that you’re thinking about it all the time or feel as though you can’t be productive in it or you can’t even stand to look at it, it’s probably time for a change.
Repair and Replace Upgrade Appliances
- The appliances are out of date or completely nonfunctional.
Your dishwasher is churning out damp, cloudy glassware. Your microwave is heating the plate and not the food. The old gas stove smells as if it should be working, but there’s no flame. Maybe you should replace one or all of those problem areas…and while you’re at it, you could use a new toaster, too, right? In a serious note, don’t make your wallet sad replacing things that are still functional. But if your fridge isn’t keeping your food cold, there’s no need to suffer though it. If you plan carefully, replacing your broken appliances will pay off in the end!
- Kids are slipping on the floor, bumping their heads on the table, or mildew is growing in your cabinets.
Safety is always a priority, even when it comes to kitchen renovations. If the floor is peeling or heaving, it could cause some falls. If there’s mold anywhere in sight, those could pose an inhalation hazard. You could also consider replacing your chairs with softer ones, or a sharp-cornered table for a circular one. There are plenty of ways to make your kitchen safer, it just takes some creativity!
Those are just a few of the things you should consider when deciding whether you should make the leap to redo your kitchen. Remember, you don’t need to break the bank. Talk to your contractor about how to Prioritize investments such as ovens and refrigerators, and get craft when it comes to little details. A fresh coat of paint on the cabinets and some new knobs and handles can make a big difference. New curtains can as well – and hanging up some artwork or framed photos is always a nice touch. Try and have fun with it. It’s your home!