Renovations can be time-consuming, expensive, and an inconvenience, but are always worth it in the end. When it comes to your kitchen, a space where you spend a lot of time, you want it to be a functional and enjoyable space. If your kitchen is showing any of these signs, it’s time for an upgrade.
1. Your Cabinets are Falling Apart
There’s a difference between one cabinet not functioning versus multiple. One cabinet can be easily fixed and restored to normal function quickly and at a minimal cost. Replacing multiple cabinets can be timely and expensive but will restore the function of your kitchen.
Faulty or broken cabinets inhibit the full use of your kitchen and can become quite annoying. While you can avoid using the broken cabinets for a short term solution, eventually you will have to replace them. Being unable to use multiple cabinets is a clear sign it’s time for an update. Contact a pro to replace your cabinets and start using your kitchen normally again.
2. Leaks and Signs of Mold
If you experience constant plumbing issues in your kitchen then it’s time to get them fixed. With hidden plumbing, there is a risk of unknown leaks which can lead to the growth of mold. Mold can become toxic and poses a health hazard to those living in your home. If you’re unsure, get your plumbing checked and read about these warning signs of mold.
Attempting to update old plumbing can be costly and may not resolve the issue. Removing and placing with new plumbing can make you confident in your plumbing and ensure that no leaks are happening. Give yourself peace of mind that all is well with your plumbing by having a pro perform an inspection.
3. Small and Unpractical Layout
Older homes have smaller kitchens with unpractical layouts. If you avoid using your kitchen because of its layout, then it’s time for a renovation. The kitchen is meant to be a space to entertain, prepare and cook meals, and enjoy quality family time. If you are lacking functionality, talk to a pro to design your new layout. Remember the triangle rule and get back to enjoying your space.
4. Lack of Storage
Without proper storage, countertops become crowded, sinks full, and constant decluttering is required. If your countertops are full all the time, it’s time to rethink your storage. Adding additional storage within your kitchen will make more counter space available for preparing meals and will allow for normal functionality. With a clear space, you won’t be embarrassed to host your friends and there will be more room to do so.
There are plenty of reasons why you may want to update your kitchen, but pay attention to these signs that you need to update it. Lack of functionality is a key sign it’s time to update your kitchen. If you are unsure, consult with a pro today to make the most of your kitchen.