Here’s a good article on reasons to renovate your kitchen by Tina Bradford for Kitchen Magic.
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A kitchen renovation can be motivated by just about anything, from the desire to beef up your floor plan to increasing kitchen storage and prep space, or simply resolving everyday wear issues or damage. There are several occasions when altering your kitchen’s current design, layout and/or décor becomes a must. Continue reading to find out when it’s time to remodel!
Below are the five most common reasons homeowners decide to take the remodeling plunge, along with a few tips for renovating your kitchen from the experts at Kitchen Magic.
Refresh Any Wear and Tear
The kitchen is one of the most utilized rooms in your home, so mild to moderate damage is likely to occur over time and with regular use. The most careful homeowners will start to notice dings, dents or wear on kitchen cabinets, counters, walls and flooring eventually. And, even the highest quality products and materials will ultimately age due to daily wear and tear.
A kitchen renovation can be as time-efficient and straightforward as refacing existing cabinets with laminate or changing up worn countertops, backsplash tile and flooring, for a stunning, new look. All of which can be achieved without the hassle of an extensive overhaul.
Improve the Flow
As families grow and working remotely has altered life at home for so many, a lot of homeowners realize it is indeed time to update their kitchen functionality to accommodate more family time, cooking and entertaining. A narrow or cramped kitchen layout can typically be solved with a few tweaks. Consider redesigning your kitchen with custom-built options or changing the layout with an island or peninsulas.
Amp Up Storage
Beat clutter and added stress by incorporating smarter, more user-friendly kitchen storage solutions. If your kitchen lacks efficient storage, you can amp up your world with a score of new solutions. Properly store all of your kitchen gadgets, pantry items and small appliances — there’s practically a storage solution for everything!
Improve Your Home’s Environment
Did you know that there is potential for the air in your home to be harmful? Many older kitchens may contain materials that can emit toxins into the atmosphere of your home. For instance, certain fiberboards and man-made pressed wood products can contain formaldehyde and other volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) that may cause many health concerns.
Look for environmentally friendly and low VOC emitting products such as natural wood for cabinets or non-porous countertops, including natural stone, solid surface or Cambria® quartz and other eco-friendly materials.