Remodeling Your Kitchen
By Tom Pierro
Remodeling your kitchen is a major project, but it can add value and a refined look to your home. Kitchen remodeling is nothing new, but it has become incredibly popular over the past 15 years or so as more and more homes in New Jersey become outdated in terms of design. With so much older construction in the state, many homeowners have decided to remodel their kitchens instead of moving somewhere new. It can be difficult for people to sell the home they have lived in for 15 years or more, which is why remodeling is always an excellent method to improving your current living space.
Sign One: Your Kitchen is Seen on TV
The first sign that it is time to remodel your kitchen is that you regularly see it on TV, but for all the wrong reasons. For example, while watching a classic TV on TV Land, you came across a kitchen that looks just like the one in your home. This is a major sign that it is time to remodel your kitchen. Maybe you were watching a home renovation or real estate show on HGTV or some other network and the kitchens in those homes resembles yours. Another sign it is time for a kitchen remodel.
Sign Two: The Kitchen is Built for One
It has become increasingly popular for couples to cook together today. Even families with children like to enjoy a family-cooked meal every now and then where every member helps in one way or another. If your kitchen is only built to have one cook, then it is time for a remodel. Also, when you host parties, everyone likes to congregate in or near the kitchen. The kitchen should be connected to the dining area, maybe even with an open floor plan.
Sign Three: The Appliances are Well Past Outdated
If your kitchen has very outdated appliances, this is another sign that it is time to remodel. Appliances built today use the latest computer technology to operate at an energy-efficient level so as not to expend too much electricity.
Sign Four: Kitchen Cabinets are Faded
Kitchens that have not been remodeled for 20 years or more will undoubtedly have faded kitchen cabinets. The cabinet doors will have lost a lot of their luster and color and sometimes the knobs will also have faded over the years. If this is the case, it might be time to remodel your kitchen.
Sign Five: Your Kitchen Stresses You Out
Does your kitchen cause you a lot of stress? If so, it is time for a remodel. If you walk into your kitchen and are instantly stressed out because of how it looks or how poorly the appliances work, then your kitchen desperately needs a remodel.
Sign Six: You Hide the Kitchen from Guests
When you start to hide your kitchen from guests, it is time for a remodel. Why would you hide your kitchen? Maybe you don’t like the way it looks. Maybe you are embarrassed at how old it is. Maybe you don’t even cook in there anymore and only go out to eat. Whatever reason, they are all good reasons to conduct a remodel.
Sign Seven: Your Family is Growing
You might have purchased an older home when you got married because it was all you could afford and decided you would update it when necessary. Now, you have children and the kitchen is getting too small for your bigger family. This is a sign that it is time to remodel.Contact the experienced staff at T&M Kitchens today at 1-973-492-1328 to discuss your kitchen remodeling project.