One of the top reasons that people want to remodel their kitchens surprisingly isn’t that their kitchen is outdated. In all actuality, the number one reason for wanting to remodel is their desire to have more efficient space. Now more than ever we entertain guests on a much more frequent basis and grander scale largely due to an increase in cultural influence through lifestyle magazines and TV shows. If cooking healthy gourmet inspired dishes is your thing, you know the value of having adequate space for food preparation.
Another reason you may be considering remodeling your kitchen is the flow is all wrong. Sure it looked great and made sense when the architect laid out the design but they aren’t you. They didn’t have your lifestyle and family dynamic in mind. There was no deep thought that the family dog would be directly under foot, the little ones would be running an Indy 500 in circles around the kitchen island and your teenagers with their copious amounts of friends raiding your groceries would all be happening virtually simultaneously while you attempt to make dinner. Opening up kitchen space into a dining or living area not only can help you maximize flow and available space but also invites the opportunity to bring in more natural light and promote more family intimacy.
Organization and storage are key factors to keep in mind if you are questioning if a kitchen remodel is right for you. Do you ever feel like your appliances, outlets and available cabinets that are in all the wrong places have deliberately formed an alliance to drive you stark raving mad? Do you consistently open your cabinets with caution to avoid an avalanche of Tupperware? If the answer is yes, then it is time to bring in a professional to help customize your kitchen space to fit your personal tastes and lifestyle needs.