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Is it The Right Time to Remodel Your Kitchen?

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

A kitchen remodel is one of the biggest home-improvement projects you can take on, both in terms of investment and disruption during construction. So you don't want to tackle a major kitchen renovation unless you have some pretty good reasons to do so. But given that your kitchen is the heart of your home, a major kitchen remodel can be life-changing. We talk to a lot of homeowners in Seattle about their kitchens, and these are some of the most common reasons they point to for starting a kitchen remodel.




You lack storage and prep space


Even if you aren't the biggest foodie on the block, you still need enough space to store your food and prep your meals. Sadly, many Seattle kitchens simply lack counter and cabinet space. And the space that's there is often poorly laid out, making cooking awkward. Even if your kitchen was "updated" at some point, the changes often amounted to nothing more than a face lift, that is probably looking a little dated at this point.


Your needs have changed


The addition of kids to a family, or their moving out of the house, often trigger the need to redesign a kitchen. The kitchen that worked fine for you pre-kids may drive you crazy now. Or perhaps, now that your kids are packed off to college, you're ready for a more inviting space for entertaining. Needs change, and, sometimes, houses need to change along with them.

Your appliances are past their prime


Most kitchen appliances get hard use, and their life expectancy is limited. Gas ranges are only expected to last about 15 years, refrigerators 13 years, and dishwashers only 9 years. If the last time you remodeled your kitchen was before 2005, the prognosis of your appliances is not great. Older appliances may still function, but they can be energy hogs, and, in the worst case, be downright dangerous. To keep a consistent look, many homeowners choose to replace all their appliances at once.


Your kitchen is hard to clean


It's hard enough to carve out time to clean your kitchen, but it's even more of a hassle if the surfaces are so worn or poorly designed that they just never look clean. Think abraded enamel sinks and countertops, tile with deeply stained grout lines, wood cabinets with years' of smudgy grime around the handles, faded linoleum flooring that harbors deep-set dirt.


 

Feel free to reach us out and discuss your kitchen remodeling project. Our experts will give you a Free Estimate and will help with color selection. Simply call us at (206) 665 - 3233 or visit our website www.orangepaintingwa.com


 


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