When making over your home, you might naturally gravitate towards your bedroom or living room, as these are both rooms where much of your time will be spent. But what about your kitchen?
Be it through the DIY skills you have yourself, or with the services of a kitchen remodeling company, there are reasons why you should choose to makeover this one part of your house too. We list some of them below.
#1: You can make your kitchen more social
Admittedly, your plans for an epic dinner party may have flown out of the window in recent months, but there will be a time when you are allowed to be more social again. From extended family members to neighbors and friends, you could have a massive blowout when the pandemic is over. If you already have a dining room, then fine. But if not, you could extend your kitchen to incorporate a dining space. With more space for movement, you will also be able to congregate in your kitchen for drinks and conversation. And if you add more countertop space, you will be able to accommodate buffet foods, drinks, and even something to play music, so your kitchen could be the hangout area of your home.
#2: Your kitchen can become multifunctional
Should you extend your kitchen space, you will have the opportunity to increase the functionality of your kitchen. Your kids could have a place to do their homework if you added a kitchen island or an extra table, and you would have a place to work and study too. You could add new appliances to make your life easier, such as a dishwasher, tumble dryer, or an extra oven. And you could create a dedicated area for your pets to sleep and rest in. These are just a few ideas, but with a larger kitchen, you can probably think of other things you could do with the space.
#3: You can make your kitchen easier to clean
Let’s face it, our kitchen areas can get pretty messy. From food spills on the countertops to muddy pawprints on the floor, there is always a need to get the mop or sponge out to give everything a good clean. However, you could cut your cleaning time in half with a few adjustments.
You could start with your flooring, perhaps by replacing what you have with linoleum or sheet vinyl, as they are both very easy to clean. If stains are common on your countertops, you could replace them with something stain-resistant. Engineered stone and laminate are popular choices. And you could protect your walls from grease and stains with splashbacks, Not only are they practical, but they can also be aesthetically pleasing if you choose something that matches your kitchen design.
Let’s talk about tidiness too. Our kitchens can get cluttered quite easily because of the various utensils, cooking aids, and food products that we use. If you could rearrange your kitchen, you could add more storage space to contain everything. No more trying to squeeze anything into a kitchen drawer!
These are just a few of the reasons why you might want to consider a kitchen makeover, but you can probably think of a few of your own too. So, think about your personal needs, and consider what you might have to do to revamp and reshape your kitchen.