When is a Kitchen Renovation a Good Idea?
When money is tight and there are tons of different jobs that need to be done around the home, it can be difficult to know which home improvement you should invest in. While committing to a kitchen renovation might be considered a “massive” step for most homeowners owing to the amount of financial investment that is required (which isn’t always as big as you might think by the way), it’s certainly one of the projects that can have the biggest impact upon your quality of life and the perceived value of your home too. If you can’t make your mind up with regards to whether you should “pull the trigger” and invest, we’re going to talk you through some of the main signs that indicate it is the right choice in your situation.
Signs That Indicate You Should Invest in a Kitchen Renovation
Yes? No? Maybe? Stop going round and round in a giant circle and look at your kitchen and your circumstances and see whether any of the following apply.
- Is Your Home Up for Sale? – One of the main things that puts home seekers off a property is a run-down kitchen as they know that after moving in they’ll have to shell out a substantial amount to get it sorted out. On the other hand, a new kitchen renovation can really “wow” any people that come round for viewings and increases the chances that they will want to part with their cash.
- Doesn’t Meet Your Needs – The thing about our needs is that they change as the years pass by. Your kitchen might well have been big enough when it was just you and your wife 15 years ago, but now that you have three kids it might seem a little on the small side. If your cabinets are constantly overflowing and no longer able to store all your kitchen items effectively, it’s a sure sign that you need to seriously consider a kitchen renovation.
- Is it in Poor Condition? – Scratched or marked countertops are something that can be resolved with fairly minimal expense, but if parts of your floor have gone soft or the kitchen cabinets look like they are going to collapse, you’re not really left with an alternative to a full blown kitchen renovation. Years and years of usages, exposure to moisture and build-up of dirt and grime can have a damaging affect!
- Does Everything Work? – If your kitchen has some serious performance deficiencies, it’s often a good time to take the “plunge.” If your cooker no longer functions as well as it once did (which could be seriously increasing your energy bills by the way!) or your plumbing is leaking water all over the place, a kitchen renovation can not only improve your quality of life, but it can extend the lifespan of your kitchen and lower running costs too.
- People Comment About Your “Vintage” Decor – This is never a good sign, unless you’ve intentionally tried to style it in this way. If your kitchen hasn’t been renovated in decades that will most likely be apparent to anyone that walks into the room. A kitchen renovation will help to bring your kitchen into the 21st century and make the room more attractive and easier to use on the whole, which is extremely important given it’s one of the most heavily used rooms in the average household.
If you are thinking about a kitchen renovation and would like to talk to an industry expert about the matter, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Parada Kitchens to arrange a free onsite consultation.