How to Know When it’s Finally Time to Renovate
A kitchen renovation is something that many homeowners dream of, but sometimes the process can seem a little daunting.
There’s always something in our home that needs upgrading, and often we’ll choose to act on smaller projects rather than tackling a large-scale renovation.
But there are a few telltale signs that suggest it’s time to finally give your kitchen the attention it needs. After all, as one of the most-used areas in the home, a kitchen isn’t something you want to just put up with – it’s something you want to love and get used for years to come.
Here are a few signs it may be time to renovate your kitchen.
You’ve outgrown your space
Kitchen design trends have shifted in recent years towards open plan layouts, and it’s not hard to see why.
If you’re constantly wishing you had more space underneath your kitchen benches or finding people under your feet while you’re trying to cook, then you may have outgrown your current kitchen design.
A growing family may have transformed your dining table into a homework station, or a cupboard in the hallway may have been repurposed into extra kitchen storage.
Rather than compromising other areas of your home to make up for the shortcomings of your kitchen, a renovation can help you claim back the use of this important space.
A kitchen with a breakfast bar or an island bench with inbuilt storage can be incorporated into your new layout, depending on how you and your family use the space.
You’ve got faulty fixtures
A leaking tap or cracked tile in isolation may be a simple fix, but when these small problems start to snowball it’s usually a symptom of bigger damage.
Older homes may start to develop structural damage that, if left unaddressed, can end up becoming quite costly to fix.
If you find yourself having to replace your tap washers every few weeks or changing the lightbulbs more and more frequently, it may save you more, in the long run, to invest in a quality renovation.
Plus, you have the added benefit of customising your new design to suit your preferences.
Your style is outdated
Speaking of modern – if your kitchen is stuck in the last century, a renovation could help you breathe new life into your space.
One of the most common issues with kitchen design we hear from homeowners is that the space becomes very disjointed over time. The kitchen benches may no longer match the new tiles you installed; the red splashback may have been on trend when you bought your home, but now it’s dating the look of your whole kitchen.
A renovation gives you a clean slate – bring cohesion to your fixtures and finishes, implement a standardised colour palette and opt for timeless joinery that will prevent you from encountering the same issues down the road.
Your kitchen’s no longer functional
Another reason to renovate – you may have also changed the way you use your space.
Considering the gorgeous climate in Sydney, there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to entertain outdoors and having to constantly traipse back and forth to your kitchen in another corner of your home.
Or maybe you dream about a kitchen with a breakfast bar, but there’s currently nowhere for anyone to sit beside your dining room table.
These are all signs that your current design is no longer working for you.
Plus, if you’re interested in selling down the track, chances are that these frustrations will be shared by potential buyers.
Our team of experts can help you tick off your renovation wishlist this year. Contact our kitchen showrooms for a free quote and find out how Apollo Kitchens can help you to transform your kitchen.