5 Signs Your Kitchen is in Desperate Need of a Renovation

Making the decision to renovate your kitchen is not one to be taken on a whim. The high costs and levels of stress that a major renovation can bring may not be worth the reward for merely a cosmetic change. Instead a renovation should be conducted as a response to a larger problem or issue in the kitchen. Before beginning a major kitchen renovation homeowners should take note of the issues in their kitchen to determine the need for renovation. Here are 5 signs that your kitchen is definitely in need of renovation.

1. Dated Decor

Does it feel like you are entering a different time period when you enter your kitchen?

Is the tiling or materials better suited for a decade long since past? If this is the situation that you find yourself in then your kitchen is in dire need of a revamp. By updating the décor of your kitchen surfaces you can instantly bring the space into the modern age.

intuitive and ingenious methods for homeowners to store items. By updating your kitchen with these methods you will improve the space available in your kitchen discreetly.

2. Lack of Space

As your collection of appliances, containers, pots and pans grows and grows with every trip to the shopping centre you will find the available space diminishing. Your kitchen comes with only so much storage space in the cupboards and drawers. Over the past few years kitchen designers have developed intuitive and ingenious methods for homeowners to store items. By updating your kitchen with these methods you will improve the space available in your kitchen discreetly.

3. Flooring Damage

While being easy to clean and install linoleum and tiles these materials can be chipped and scuffed amongst other forms of damage. This damage accumulates over time and eventually can become a hazard (especially if large sections of tile have been chipped and create a tripping hazard). By replacing the kitchen floor you can extend the life of your kitchen, guaranteeing that the floor is safe for everyday use.

4. Burn Damage

Through general use accidents are sure to happen during the day-to-day life of a kitchen. Despite the homeowner exercising complete care during cooking and food preparation things can still get away from you. Cooking on a gas burner stove can, over time, create discolouration of nearby kitchen surfaces. This discolouration is accelerated if a kitchen fire occurs. In the instance that one such accident happens it is a great opportunity to give the whole kitchen an overhaul.

5. Outdated Appliances

The oven is a kitchen staple. In this modern age it is generally accepted as a sure thing that a home will come with an oven and stove top with usually the only exceptions to this expectation being newly-built homes. While a home may come with an oven this appliance may be several years to over a decade old with years of grime and baked-on food remnants splattered around the interior of the oven. This kind of damage, combined with products being used beyond their safe working life, can provide homeowners with the opportunity to replace these appliances while fully renovating the kitchen.