Look for these signs to know if it’s time to take action on the tastiest room of the house.

You might be hesitant to pull the trigger on a kitchen remodel. After all, your existing kitchen has lasted you this long, right?

A kitchen remodel seems like a “nice to have” instead of a “need to have.”

What if there was a way for you to know whether or not it was a good idea? A list of things you could look for that might inform your decision. And since kitchen plans aren’t formed in a vacuum, this list could also be useful in convincing others to go along with your project if they need a nudge to see things your way.

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Why upgrade your kitchen?

This is the million-dollar question. It would make your life much simpler if there were an easy answer. It makes sense to look into alternatives when rebuilding your kitchen after fire or water damage. But what about in the absence of a disaster?

The reasons to want a kitchen to remodel are straightforward enough. A new kitchen can be inspiring! There might be more cooking, allowing you to flex your creativity muscles with all sorts of tasty dishes. You could stay organized and cultivate new eating habits.

But as it stands, the uncertainty surrounding a kitchen remodel might derail the project before it can get started. With the potential costs involved, the project completion time, and the hassle from losing the ability to use your kitchen, the thought of a kitchen remodel might seem like a pipe dream.

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Ways to know if it’s time for a kitchen remodel

  1. It’s out of style. If the kitchen feels like it could be featured in the “Golden Girls,” it’s time has come.
  2. Dated colors. Without offending anyone from previous decades, that paint belongs in past decades.
  3. Too many walls. Once upon a time, kitchens were made to feel like a box where food was magically prepared. That’s no longer the case.
  4. Lack of storage space. If you find yourself moving one small appliance to gain access to another, you need more storage.
  5. Dark with all the lights on. Bulky upper cabinets or dark-colored cabinets, in general, can make the kitchen feel uninviting and cramped.
  6. Overflowing sink. Unless you’ve been saving your dirty dishes, a sink that fills quickly might mean you need a larger sink
  7. Old faucets. Old models use more water than necessary. Save the planet and all, you know? Also, faucets too close to the sink can make it tough to wash dishes.
  8. Lack of seating. No built-in seating, or places to sit, makes it difficult for the kitchen to become the communal space it should be.
  9. Single light. If there’s only one light in the middle of the room, how do you see the counters? 
  10. Single light switch. A dimmer switch is a “nice to have,” but coming into the kitchen for a midnight snack without turning on the full force of the overhead light is a whole different experience with one!

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What to do now?

How high did you score? Now is when the real battle for a kitchen remodel begins.

Are you willing to live with any of these, now that you’ve noticed them?

If not, let us help! The professionals at Revere Construction and Roofing have years of experience with kitchen remodels and would love to offer guidance. Contact us for a FREE estimate.

There’s nothing to lose, and only information to gain, so don’t hesitate to reach out. You’ll find out what options are available in your price range so you can make an informed decision about what to do with your kitchen.