Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen? Does it no longer suit your lifestyle, especially if you’ve an elderly or newborn addition to the household? Is it so shabby that short term cover-ups just won’t work? Are you thinking of moving, knowing a modern kitchen is a huge selling point? Once you’ve made the decision that it’s time to make a change and have an idea of your budget and requirements, our team at McDaniels Kitchen and Bath can take care of all your kitchen design requirements. Read on, for our top 10 signs that your kitchen is ready for a remodel.

1. Old Appliances                                                                                 

When appliances cease working and you want to replace them with the latest and sometimes larger models, a space must be made. You might also decide to move your oven or dishwasher to another area.  Both jobs need a contractor, so it’s the ideal time to embark on a kitchen remodel.

transitional kitchen design

2. Counters

Are you running out of space to prepare meals? A kitchen remodel can include more counter space with an island or peninsula.  Choose a hard-wearing, contemporary counter top like quartz or classic, elegant marble.  Any new counter will update your kitchen design, especially when paired with a stylish backsplash.

3. Storage

If you’ve streamlined the contents of your kitchen and are still stuck for storage, then a kitchen remodel is the solution. Working with our kitchen design experts, you can get the most out of your space with custom built storage solutions.  You can choose the latest designs in cabinetry to give your room a whole new look, while cleverly de-cluttering.

custom cabinet storage

4. Layout

If it’s difficult to move around your kitchen or you bump into the dishwasher when you try to open a cabinet door, then a remodel is definitely a good idea. It might be a case of moving appliances or knocking through a wall to create more space, but the floor space between your stove, sink and refrigerator is fundamental to how well your kitchen works.

5. Entertaining

Whether you’re hosting a large gathering, or just eating as a family, the position of the dining area is important. A kitchen remodel opens up your space, so you can watch kids at the table or mingle with guests as you prepare food.

6. Deterioration

Deterioration issues such as mold, rot or cracks should be addressed at the first sign. A leak causes untold damage to your kitchen, but a full kitchen remodel is the perfect time to address these issues.

7. Sinks and faucets

Along with countertops and appliances, sinks and faucets are investments that always add value to your kitchen design, whether you are planning to sell your home or stay in it for the long haul.

double bowl kitchen sink

8. Flooring

If your flooring has seen better days, it’s time to replace it. The trouble with changing such an integral part of your kitchen means everything else screams out to be updated. If it’s time for a new floor, consider a full kitchen remodel too.

9. Lighting

Do you find your kitchen dark and depressing? Or maybe you have difficulty seeing when reading a recipe or preparing dinner. With a kitchen remodel, you can introduce a new lighting design to bring a state of the art, layered look to your kitchen lighting. New windows maximize natural light and insulate your home, bringing down energy bills.

waterfall edge countertop

10. Just because…..

If you don’t enjoy being in your kitchen and feel too embarrassed to invite guests over, then it’s definitely time for a kitchen remodel. The kitchen is the heart of your home and should reflect who you are and be a functional but welcoming space. Create a beautiful place to be and increase the value of your home at the same time.

If you can identify with any of these signs, then you’re ready for a kitchen remodel. A properly planned kitchen design means minimum problems during the project and rewards into the future. Check out our gallery of kitchen remodeling projects to inspire you and talk to us today to get started on your ultimate remodel.