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In With the New: The Best Time to Remodel Your Kitchen

Many homeowners decide to remodel their kitchens for various reasons. Some go for renovating or remodeling due to lack of space, while others think their kitchen has some issues that are beyond repair. 

Kitchens are the heart of every home, one that is used (and likely abused) for several hours a day. It’s worth spending time and money to make sure it is in the best condition for you and your family. 

There are many other reasons behind a kitchen remodel, and this feature will walk you through five of the most common reasons why.

When Is the Right Time to Remodel Your Kitchen?

Following are the most common reasons why homeowners remodel their kitchens. Read on and learn a new thing or two that may help you realize the need for a kitchen improvement, along with some practical renovation tips.

Enhance Functionality

So your old kitchen that used to cater to you and your partner is now too small for your growing family. As you spend more family time in the kitchen—preparing and cooking food, baking, and learning to cook, you start to think of remodeling your kitchen to improve its functionality.

Nowadays, a small kitchen area is remodeled by introducing a kitchen island and built-in cabinets to store your kitchenware collections.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

As your kitchen gets older, you may also have started noticing that some materials used to build it are now outdated or potentially hazardous. Your kitchen may contain materials that emit toxins into the air, causing a possible health risk in your home. 

For instance, manufactured pressed wood products can often contain volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) like formaldehyde and acetaldehyde that may cause numerous health issues. You can have lesser toxic chemicals when you use materials low in VOC for built-in cabinets and countertops made of natural stone.

Repair Recurring Issues

Being one of the most functional areas in your home, your kitchen is prone to damage ranging from mild to severe. No matter how careful you are as a homeowner, the regular use of your kitchen will subject it to inevitable malfunctions and problems—a loose faucet grip, dents on walls and cabinets, cracks on flooring, and so on.

You don’t need to have a major kitchen overhaul to fix these issues. Save time and money by making minimal adjustments like reorienting your cabinets using laminate or replacing your countertops. Having backsplashes to reinvent your kitchen walls is also a good thing to try.

Modernize Your Kitchen Design

If you want to spruce up your kitchen, you can consider some classic kitchen designs, including one-wall, corridor, L-shape, double, and U-shape. One of these classic kitchen design designs is almost certainly the best option for your new kitchen. After choosing a design, look at different resources to help you draw up actual plans for your kitchen.

Conclusion

Kitchens have the power to both improve your home’s livability and boost your property’s equity value. A well-designed new kitchen will become the focal point of family life, and it can be used for getting together with friends. To have a successful remodel, you must first learn all of the steps involved not to get overwhelmed.

A good contractor is a luxury to have on your side when you embark on a home improvement project. DF Hughes has an exclusive Design Build Process to start your project on the right track and keeps it there. We are your Design-Build Contractors in Birmingham, AL, so give us a call today! Don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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