The signs you’ve been looking for

The signs you’ve been looking for

It’s safe to say, after the infamous lockdown, our kitchens need a metaphorical pat on the back.

I’ll be honest; it’s food that’s got me through it (and doesn’t my waistline know about it!)

So, after putting them through their paces with banana bread baking, home-schooling and prepping 20 snacks a day (vegetable chopping if we’re on a ‘healthy’ day), is your kitchen in need of a facelift?

It’s not just lockdown that will highlight these strains on your kitchen. Here are four tell-tale signs that it might be time to treat yourself…

A tight fit

Time flies when you’re having fun.

In the blink of an eye, the kitchen that was once perfect when you were one half of a footloose and fancy-free couple, no longer fits your growing household.

A kitchen that accommodates a family, whatever the size, should have a suitable sized fridge, lots of storage space, and if possible, somewhere for at least the kids to eat.

Breakfast bars or islands are a valuable addition to bring you all together.

Tired cabinets

A bit like that new car smell, those first few weeks of a new kitchen are unforgettable when everything is shiny and fresh.

You look at your kitchen so often, you probably haven’t noticed its wear and tear.

Take a step back and see your kitchen with fresh eyes; are the cabinets tired? Have years of overloading them took their toll? Is the worktop damaged?

Remodelling your kitchen is a great opportunity to look at what factors caused it to tire. You may find swapping materials, or rethinking the layout, could stop this happening again.

More appliances, please

One thing I can guarantee, is that if it’s over two years since you had your new kitchen, there’s a load more new appliances ready to get excited about. Think ‘Quooker Tap that dispenses hot, cold and fizzy water’. Bet you weren’t considering that last time!

If you’re constantly in your friends’ kitchens, enviously eyeing up their state of the art wine fridge/induction hob/built in coffee machine, it’s probably time to pay attention to your own kitchen.

In need of a pick up

Styles change all the time, a lick of paint or new flooring can go a long way, but eventually, it’s all going to need an upgrade.

If your kitchen is starting to feel outdated, overfamiliar and aged then it’s definitely time to get out with the old and in with the new.

There are some great ways to design a timeless kitchen that will stay fresh and on-trend for years to come.

Feeling familiar? Want to take the next steps to a new kitchen?

Get in touch here, for a free design consultation, and we can create true to life CAD drawings of your new kitchen for you to play around with.