The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home. Whether you enjoy cooking or entertaining guests, the kitchen is often the place of gathering and the focal point of any home. When you put the kitchen to any level of frequent or regular use, you start to notice when it is not up to date in terms of functionality or aesthetics. Kitchens that were built over 10 years ago lack the functionality and luster of more modern designs so it is time to update your space into one that works for you.
Most homeowners put off renovations until the last possible moment for fear of exceeding the budget or schedule. One way to overcome this fear is by having the work done by a Toronto kitchen renovations expert. Using a general contractor like Royal Home Improvements means you can count on a nice, tight schedule, a clean job site and a professional result.
What’s also important to remember is that you don’t necessarily need to get a complete, expensive overhaul. Sometimes all it takes is a few new features and refinished surfaces to get a sufficiently modernized kitchen. Moreover, it will also boost the value of your home, turning what seems like an expense at first glance, into an investment.
So how do you know it’s time to do some kitchen renovations? Here are the 3 main signs:
1. The Kitchen is Hard to Keep Clean
If grease, grime and dust have become so ingrained in the surfaces as to be almost impossible to remove, you might need to replace or refinish those surfaces altogether. New materials on countertops and surfaces may make them easier to clean by absorbing less dirt from normal day-to-day use. Wallpaper and flat paint can also be a problem – they absorb smells and cooking steam, like a sponge. Switching to a nice eggshell or satin finish paint will do wonders to the look and feel of the place. Even dreaded things like wiping off tomato sauce or grease will be an easy task.
2. The Kitchen is Outdated
This has to do with both aesthetics and appliances. An old looking kitchen can make your whole home look older. Dated cupboards, counters and finishes tend to age a kitchen, despite having newer appliances. On the other hand, outdated appliances use more energy, and tend to work in mysterious ways, balancing precariously between baking your chicken and torching your house. If your kitchen is feeling a little 1970s, it might be time to invest in a kitchen renovation.
3. The Kitchen is Low on Storage Space
You can have the largest kitchen out there, but sometimes the layout just doesn’t work for you. It’s time to make the most of your space by investing in a kitchen remodeling project. Starting from scratch with a kitchen designer can help you determine exactly where and what style of cupboards work for you. Custom cabinets will help you make the most of every shelf and cupboard. If entertaining in your style, you will want to make a conversation area that is welcoming to your guests but still allows you enough space to prepare the snacks. A modernized kitchen is often planned to balance style and function. If custom is out of your budget, ask your Project Advisor what else you can do to upgrade your space to one you will be proud of.
There are, of course, many more things you can do to make your kitchen look and feel simply amazing. If you wish to know more, or schedule a free estimate with Toronto’s kitchen renovation experts, call Royal Home Improvements now!