Messy Kitchen August 1, 2022 5:32 pm Published by

10 Signs It Is Time To Upgrade Your
Kansas City Kitchen

An Upgraded Kitchen Can Make
Your Life Easier

It is not always super easy to know when it is time to upgrade your Kansas City kitchen. There are several factors you need to consider that will affect your decision, such as whether you have the time and money for a kitchen upgrade.

However, despite time and cost issues, there are many signs that point to your kitchen needing an upgrade. If you find that your kitchen is showing any of the following ten signs, it is time for a remodel!

1. Dealing With Tight Spaces

Tight spaces are probably one of the most common reasons people decide to upgrade their kitchen. When you run out of space, chances are you have items littering your counters, or you may find that you no longer can fit your entire family into your kitchen space.

One of the biggest mistakes we see in small kitchens or kitchens with tight places is the existing space isn’t being used efficiently. With an upgrade to your kitchen, you can easily turn your kitchen into an organized and spacious room.

2. Outdated Looks 

When you walk into your kitchen, what is the first thing you think of? If you immediately think you have stepped back in time, then that is a gigantic sign that the looks of your kitchen are outdated!
Take a moment and look at all the new design trends out there. These trends often use clean lines and bright colors. They also prioritize organization! If you wish your kitchen resembled your personal tastes, then it is time to upgrade!

3. Old Age

How old is your kitchen? If you are living in an older Kansas City home, your kitchen may be 20+ years old. When was the last time the kitchen was upgraded?

Old age is not only going to mean your kitchen is not designed with the modern touches you may crave today, but it could also mean the items in your kitchen are damaged.

If you need to replace all the appliances due to age, many people opt to upgrade the entire kitchen.

4. Hard To Clean 

Do you find it difficult to clean your kitchen? Because of the design, there may be odd angels, damaged areas you cannot reach, and other issues. When this is the case, a kitchen upgrade can be the safest option!

Imagine having a kitchen that has an open floor plan, is easily maintained, and has no damaged areas that could cause injury to you!

A hard-to-clean kitchen is high-maintenance, and who has the time for that?

5. Ill Functioning Kitchen 

Is your kitchen ill-functioning? Do you have to go back and forth a lot when cooking? Or maybe, you find your kitchen floorplan makes little sense at all?

When you think about a highly functioning kitchen, it will have:

  • Appliances in the standard “V” format to make sure everything can be easily reached
  • Cabinet space for storing items
  • Ample counter space for your individual needs

How is your kitchen functioning? If it is causing extra work, then it is time to upgrade.

6. You Hate Using Your Kitchen 

Do you hate using your kitchen? You may hate it so much that you don’t want to step foot into the room. What is the reason for your hatred of the kitchen?

Many homeowners hate their kitchen because of the design, the clutter, and the work that goes into it to keep it looking good.

If the above statement describes your feelings, then you need to upgrade your kitchen to better fit your life. When your renovation is complete, you may find the kitchen becomes your favorite room in your home!

7. Selling Your Home Is Impossible With The Kitchen 

The kitchen in any home can be a major selling point… it can also be the reason a buyer says no to buying your home. If you are looking to renovate your home to make it more appealing to buyers, then the kitchen can be a great place to start.

Renovating the kitchen is definitely an investment, but it can help your home sell faster and for a higher amount. Nationally, the average seller will find they recoup 52% of the remodel price from selling their home.

8. Clutter Galore! 

Do you look at your kitchen and wince at just how much clutter you have throughout the room? The problem is because of a lack of storage space.

If you store canned goods, bakery goodies, and more on your countertops in a corner, then chances are you have cabinets already stocked full of either food or kitchen gadgets.

Adding in more cabinets can be a great way to stay organized and reduce clutter. Many homes are not using their vertical space as well as they could, resulting in having less cabinet space.

We can easily design a kitchen for your home, which will give you the cabinet space to avoid the clutter on your countertops!

9. Broken Cabinets 

If your cabinets are hanging off their hinges, or maybe the wood has split due to age, these are signs they need to be replaced. If your cabinets are to the point that they need to be replaced, then it makes sense to go ahead with a total upgrade of your kitchen to fit the new cabinets!

Cabinets are a major part of any kitchen remodel, and you want your countertops and flooring to complement your new cabinets. For this reason, upgrading the entire room is an easy decision!

10. Your Current Kitchen No Longer Fits Your Lifestyle 

There are several scenarios in which your kitchen is no longer fitting your lifestyle. For example, you have kids who have left for college, or maybe you have added a new family member to your home.

When life changes, it makes sense that your kitchen does to, since it no longer fits your lifestyle.

Whether you are looking to upgrade to high-efficiency appliances, add more space, or go with smarter tech, you can rest assured that your new kitchen will thank you!

Jericho Home Improvement For Your Kitchen Upgrade 

If you are ready to take the plunge and upgrade your kitchen, we are here for you! Whether your current kitchen is outdated or you want a kitchen that you have always dreamed of, we handle it all.

For any Kansas City homeowner or the surrounding area, we offer free quotes on your kitchen project. Call us today at 913-308-0111.

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