Is your Kane County kitchen beginning to look a little tired and outdated? Do you want a kitchen that will allow you to cook and entertain more easily? Are you frustrated by the closed off, cramped layout of your current kitchen?
If you answered yes to these questions, it may be time for a remodel! Here are a few major indicators that your kitchen needs to be remodeled: .
You Need a Kitchen Island
A kitchen island is the hub of most households. It's a place where everyone gathers for a variety of reasons such as food prep, homework, entertaining, home or school projects, holiday happenings, and more. Therefore, if you don't have a kitchen island, you are essentially living without the heart of your home.
Adding a kitchen island can be done fairly easily in most cases, and with just a little re-designing in others.
You Want an Open Concept Layout
If you have a closed-off kitchen, you know how frustrating it is to spend a significant amount of time in a space that cuts you off from your family and other happenings in your home. An enclosed kitchen prevents you from talking with your family while working in the kitchen, watching the big screen, entertaining, and easily transporting your prepared food from the kitchen to your dining room or other eating areas.
Removing a wall and, in some cases, rearranging your kitchen will instantly eliminate these types of problems and give you a kitchen layout you actually enjoy working in.
You Don't Have Enough Prep Space
Think about all the times you need your kitchen to prep for some event, holiday, party, or reunion. If your kitchen doesn't have enough prep space, which is common in older kitchens, you have to get really creative. And sometimes a lack of prep space makes it impossible to perform any significant prep work at all. If that's the case, you have probably found yourself having to set up a makeshift workspace in another room and then have to run back and forth between those areas just to do what you need to do.
However, a simple kitchen remodel can change all that. A re-design could turn your almost unusable kitchen into one you love and one that makes it a joy to prep or do anything else in for that matter.
You Need More Storage Space
Just like having a kitchen with a lack of prep space, a kitchen with limited storage comes with similar issues. You have to get creative with where and how you store your kitchen items. That might mean not being able to group things you use at the same time, not being able to store things at an arm's reach, and oftentimes it means having to store your kitchen items throughout your house. This is not only inconvenient, but it's downright frustrating when you have to go from one part of your home to another gathering the supplies you need for any given kitchen event, even preparing a simple meal.
You can easily solve this problem by adding custom cabinets or rearranging your existing cabinets, adding a pantry or appliance garage, or re-designing your kitchen in a way that makes better use of the space that you have.
You Want to Give Your Kitchen a Fresh New Look
Most kitchens are the centerpiece of any home. So if you have an outdated kitchen with old appliances and old finishes, you are dating your home. An outdated kitchen will also significantly decrease the value of your home as well. Additionally, an outdated kitchen always feels old, and an old kitchen always seems to look dirty no matter how clean it is. And, old appliances are generally not energy efficient, which costs you money every month, year after year.
One of the easiest ways to update your kitchen's appearance is to replace the appliances. In addition to that, the only other solution to an outdated kitchen is a remodel. You don't have to spend a lot of money to refresh your kitchen just enough to make it appear new again. You just have to know how. The best place to find out what's trending or get some ideas on how to make your dated kitchen look new again is to talk with a local remodeling contractor.
You Want More Room to Entertain
If you have a family, friends, or co-workers, you no doubt need a place to entertain, even if it's just for a simple birthday party. However, if you have an old kitchen, you most likely don't have space in your kitchen for even the smallest of gatherings.
However, a kitchen remodel will solve all that now and going forward. Just imagine how good it will feel to have enough room in your kitchen for life's simple pleasures like birthday parties, holiday gatherings, and laid back hangouts with your friends and family.
This can be done by removing a wall, adding an island, or rearranging your kitchen in a way that will better suit your lifestyle.
If you're ready to give your kitchen the refresh it needs, we'd love to show you how we can transform your kitchen. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for your Kane County or DeKalb County kitchen remodeling project.