Look at your kitchen. You’ve probably been using it for years, and you know how to move from one end to another while working. However, think for a moment. Is it time to do a little remodelling?
Here are a few things to look at today. Who knows, you might realise that a renovation has to happen soon once you take a good look at things. It’s not impossible, you know. These are the key areas to consider when considering a renovation.
First, are you getting your bathrooms renovated? If you’re having that done, you might as well get the kitchen done too if you can afford it. In most cases, you can save a little cash by renovating two rooms at once.
Another thing to look at is your work space.
Do you see clutter? Do you see too many appliances? Are there too many storage jars and not enough preparation space? If the answer to any of these is yes, you are looking at one of two possibilities. The first is that you need to be better organised. The other is that you need to remodel.
Working space is prime real estate in a kitchen. If you can’t work comfortably, you don’t have a kitchen that’s functioning properly.
Consider the kitchen sink. What is the position?
Positioning is important to a sink. Usually, these will end up in front of a window, so you can get some natural light or let the smell of the ingredients out. What you don’t want is for the sink to be above cupboards.
Move around your floor space, see what the flow in and around the triangle is.
You see, the sink is part of a triangle. The other two points are the cooker and the fridge. If the flow of work between these three is stunted, you have a problem. If you’re bumping into one end of it to the other as you work, you probably need a little more space.
Pause a moment and examine your cabinets. These are the face of your kitchen on top of being storage.
If the cupboards and cabinets are falling apart, replace them. If they aren’t working properly, a simple upgrade is a positive move. You’d be surprised at how effective a simple adjustment can be.
At the same time, if you don’t have enough, you need to add more. People complain about lacking storage all the time. Modernize your kitchen by using space-saving storage solutions that don’t make you lose space, but instead tuck away nicely.
Finally, check if your kitchen is monotonous. Do you enjoy working in there? If you dislike being in there and preparing food, renovation is probably necessary. Looking and cooking in an old, tiring kitchen saps your energy and can dampen your interest in making food.
If food is your passion, you deserve to enjoy it. You deserve a better space. If you can’t stand the space you’re cooking in, then change it. You’ll feel better for it, and your meals will come out superior, too.