Most homeowners only think about cosmetics when they consider remodeling their kitchen. They base their choice to remodel their kitchen because of worn-out cabinets, cracked countertops, and dated appliances. While these are all valid reasons to remodel your kitchen, there are also more fundamental reasons to pursue a kitchen upgrade—many which revolve around your kitchen’s functionality. Here is a list of reasons why you should remodel your kitchen.
Inadequate Kitchen Space
If you’re bothered by the amount of counter space, floor space, and cabinet space in your kitchen, then it’s time to act and remodel. It’s possible that the position of your refrigerator or the shape of your counter is taking up too much space that could be reserved for productivity. When you start with the process of remodeling your kitchen, keep in mind that you’ll have to accommodate all uses, including food preparation and extra room for storage.
You Don’t Look Forward to Cleaning Your Kitchen
Let’s face it, you probably never liked cleaning your kitchen, but now you’re completely avoiding it because your tile countertops have grout lines that refuse to come off no matter how hard you scrub. You avoid cleaning your kitchen because it’s too dirty, but your kitchen is growing dirtier because you’re not cleaning it; it’s a vicious cycle. If you find yourself complaining about your kitchen more than you actually use your space, then it’s time for an upgrade.
Old Kitchen Appliances
Not only do dated appliances draw negative attention to your kitchen, but they are also sucking your energy. This means that more money is going toward your bills each month. Technological advances in your dishwashers, garbage disposals, and refrigerators will save you a considerable amount of money that can be better spent. Consider going for a dishwasher with low energy consumption, economy cycle, and a delay timer because this will save you both money and water. Over time, new appliances will practically pay for themselves with the amount of money you’ll be saving on bills.
Your Kitchen Lacks Universal Accessibility
How accessible is your kitchen to people with disabilities, children, and the elderly? Tackling accessibility issues is vital to your kitchen remodel. Employ universal design techniques to assure that your space can be accessed by all people, regardless of age or physical ability. Not only is this considerate of others, but an accessible kitchen will save you money so you won’t have to adopt a specialized design later down the line. Moreover, antiquated kitchen designs and appliances are a hazard to your children. For example, if your countertop corners are too sharp, you’ll need a more child-friendly design so that your little ones won’t be injured if they run into the kitchen counters.
There’s no excuse to settle for a kitchen that’s only making you frustrated and unhappy. Don’t continue living in compromise. Redesign your kitchen to a modern space by contacting Jordan Construction. Our team can knock down walls, add shelves and cabinets, and add kitchen islands. Contact us today.