You’re considering remodeling your kitchen, and you’re wondering if now is the right time to start the project. The kitchen is the heart of the home, after all, and remodeling it can feel like a daunting task.
Fortunately, changing your kitchen is also a great investment that will offer lots of happiness once it’s done.
In this blog, we’ll discuss how to know when it’s time to remodel your kitchen, and what we recommend you be thinking about during the process.
Let’s dive in.
5 Signs That it’s Time to Remodel Your Kitchen
Is now the best time to remodel your kitchen? Here are five signs it’s time to take the plunge:
- You don’t have enough room or enough storage. A spacious area to cook and have adequate storage is essential in a well-functioning kitchen. If you don’t have enough of it, it may be time to rethink your kitchen.
- Your needs are different. When you first moved into your house, it was just you and your partner. Now you’ve got kids and you regularly host family dinners. If your needs have changed and your kitchen can’t keep up, it’s time for an update.
- You need new appliances. If you need to replace all your kitchen appliances, why not update the cabinets at the same time? Today, it’s possible to install custom kitchen cabinets to encase your appliances and enhance your kitchen.
- Your kitchen doesn’t flow. Can’t open the refrigerator without bumping the stove? Impossible to have two people in the kitchen at once? If your kitchen lacks flow, a remodel can help make it more functional.
- Your kitchen is just plain ugly. We’ll say it again: the kitchen is the heart of the home. It should be a beautiful, welcoming space that you genuinely enjoy being in. If it’s not beautiful and doesn’t feel good to work in, a remodel can provide value and help you enjoy your space more.
Kitchen Remodel Trends to Use in Your Home
If you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen, the sky’s the limit. As you design your new space, keep these functional, value-boosting remodel trends in mind:
1. Multi-Use Spaces
The pandemic had us all spending more time at home. In the process, lots of us realized that our homes just don’t function the way that they need to.
As a result, the last few years have seen more focus on the development of multi-use spaces like breakfast bars, work areas, and more.
One great example is the kitchen islands. Today, lots of people are building two kitchen islands: one for food prep and one for dining, homework, and entertaining.
Make yours functional and beautiful by adding some stylish bar stools and some custom cabinets to hold everything from your recycling bins to your new wine refrigerator – perfect for entertaining.
2. Open Shelving
Open shelving is all the rage in modern kitchen design and for good reason: open shelving is functional and can add a real style element to your kitchen.
If you’re concerned about storage or tidiness, install closed cabinetry throughout most of the kitchen, and opt for a few exposed shelves over the sink or along one wall.
These shelves are a great place to display special items like china, pottery, or your favorite collection of cookbooks, or just keep kitchen essentials in easy reach.
3. Storage Galore
Ample storage is what kitchen dreams are made of. In addition to making your kitchen more functional, adding kitchen storage may actually increase the value of your home. Building a pantry or butler’s pantry, for example, will put about 50-75% of what you spent on it back into the value of your home.
As you design your new kitchen, think about how you can use custom cabinets to organize things like pantry goods, small appliances (toasters, stand-up mixers, and coffee machines, for example), and other kitchen-must haves.
We love using kitchen cabinets to store custom, pull-out knife blocks, hidden compost and recycling stations, and other smart kitchen elements that make your space more functional.
4. Quality Materials
In kitchens as in everything else, you get what you pay for. Instead of trying to save a few bucks on materials, choose the highest-quality, most durable materials you can afford. In addition to putting value back into your home, this is a fun process that allows lots of room for creativity.
To make your kitchen beautiful and functional, talk to your custom cabinet installer about which materials are right for your space. For a textural, warm look opt for quality wood with stone or concrete countertops.
If you’re not sure where to start, work with a skilled kitchen designer to ensure a beautiful finished product. A professional will be able to make material recommendations and help you choose finishes, materials, and styles that work well together – in your kitchen and your space as a whole.
Planning the Perfect Kitchen: Patience is Key
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home and redesigning yours is a major opportunity to create a space you love. As you move through the process, though, it’s important to stay patient. Rushing to design your new kitchen will result in a shoddy product that doesn’t meet your needs.
Plus, building supplies sometimes get delayed (especially right now) and it’s important to take this into account as you start your kitchen project. If you’re interested in remodeling your kitchen, start as early as possible.
This will give you plenty of time to plan the perfect space and order materials without running into frustrating delays and other problems. While it may take some time, the result will be worth it in the end.
Cabinet Depot: Your Source for Custom Cabinets in Pensacola
If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen and adding custom cabinets, Cabinet Depot is here for you. A purveyor of fine, custom cabinets in Pensacola and the surrounding areas, we specialize in creating a beautiful investment piece that you’ll love for years to come.
Contact us today to learn more about our services or get started designing your dream kitchen.