Is it Time to Remodel Your Kitchen?

Remodel your kitchenCan you believe that 2014 is almost over? The new year is a little over a month away, so now is the time to begin thinking about plans for your home in 2015. If you will be taking note of which aspects to your home need improvement during the holidays, keep the following tips in mind when making decisions about your kitchen. It may be time to remodel your kitchen if:

  • You are lacking space. Having an adequate amount of space is ideal in a kitchen. When you are hosting family and friends this holiday season, notice if space is an issue. Space is not limited to square footage, though. You may need more counter space, cabinet space, or floor space. What seems to be the biggest obstacle for your kitchen?

  • You are beginning to notice deterioration. Let’s face it… nothing lasts forever. If your kitchen isn’t brand new, it is likely that it has suffered from damage over the years. Are you noticing that your floors are cracked or peeling? Perhaps cabinets are broken or your countertops are stained. Deterioration is not going to improve over time, it will only get worse, unfortunately.

  • Efficiency is inadequate. Outdated appliances may be costing you more than you think. Not only are they not as appealing, but they do not have the newest features that are desired in order to save energy. A dishwasher is a great example of this. Investing in a new model of your favorite brand of appliances in the kitchen could result in lower water and energy costs due to its energy saving settings. During the holidays, there are a lot more dishes to be done. Be ready for next holiday season by updating appliances.

  • Your lifestyle has changed. Maybe you are officially an empty nester. Or maybe you recently had children. Whatever the reason, your kitchen should fit to your lifestyle. The layout of your kitchen should work in your favor, not slow you down. A great layout to consider that will last is a universal design layout. As you get older, accessibility is imperative. This design is more likely to accommodate each person in the household and guests who visit during the holidays.

  • You need a change. There is nothing wrong with a little change in life. You should feel comfortable and satisfied in your kitchen. If something feels off, making a change through remodeling or renovations is a great decision.

Is it time to remodel your kitchen? At Kitchen Elements, we will work with you to determine what makes you comfortable and your kitchen elegant. If you are unsure if it is time to remodel your kitchen, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, contact us today! Need a little inspiration? Check out some of our recent projects on Houzz to motivate your plans!