For many families, the kitchen is the heart and soul of the house. It’s a social space. This is where food is prepared and oftentimes consumed. When entertaining guests, the kitchen will almost definitely be a part of their experience in your home. If you want to make sure that your home puts its best foot forward, the kitchen is a great place to start. Today we’ll talk through six signs that it’s time to start thinking about some home improvements.
1. Your Clutter Has Become A Jungle
Are you starting to feel smothered by the clutter that is polluting your kitchen? Maybe you’re feeling like no matter what you do, your kitchen just can’t stay clean? This might be a sign that it’s time to start investing in your kitchen. Pressing the reset button on the topography of your kitchen will give you a chance to start fresh! Doesn’t that sound great?
2. Your Appliances Are Avocado Green
In the 1970s and 1980s, many appliances were shaded with a putrid avocado green… your appliances might not be quite that old, but you probably know if it’s time to replace your coffee maker or your blender. Your appliances are part of the fabric of your kitchen, and their role in creating a pleasant space should not be underestimated. So, if you think that your kitchen needs a facelift, this might be an easy place to start!
3. Dim Lighting Has Turned Your Kitchen Into A Dungeon
Lighting is one of the most important parts of any room. What good is a beautiful kitchen if you can’t see it? A perpetually dim kitchen can get depressing fast, but chances are that you’ve been putting up with this lack of light for a while. It’s time for a change! Opening things up to give yourself breathing room and natural light will make your life a little better on a day to day basis!
4. Your Tile Is Chipped Or Cracked
Tiling can make for beautiful surfaces in a kitchen, but life happens. Things get dropped. Tiles get chipped. Sometimes tiles even get cracked. This is part of the normal wear-and-tear that comes with having a family, but that doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with the old, compromised tiles forever. Have new tiling installed! Or maybe you’d prefer to go with a different type of surface altogether. The choice is yours, so make it!
5. You’re Cramped For Space
Coziness is only good up to a certain point. If you feel like you and your family are outgrowing your current kitchen, it might be time for an upgrade. Maybe you have arbitrarily placed appliances eating up space on your counter tops so that when you come home from the grocery store, there’s nowhere to set your bags down. Sound familiar? If so, opening up some extra space in your kitchen will be a much-needed investment.
6. You’re Getting Ready To Sell Your Home
If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, you’re probably already in the throes of helping your house put its best foot forward. If your aim to is to increase your home’s resale value, one of the most important things you can do is invest in your kitchen! A great kitchen is a major selling point for home buyers, just as a drab kitchen is major deterrent.