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How to Know Its Time to Upgrade Your Kitchen

July 1, 2022
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9 Ways To Know Its Time To Upgrade Your
Sarasota FL Kitchen

Know The Signs Of A Kitchen Needing Updating

Upgrading your Sarasota, FL kitchen is not always an easy decision to make. There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration including the time and cost of this project.

However, if your kitchen is showing any of the following signs, it is often a cry for help…and it is time to upgrade your kitchen!

1. The Kitchen Does Not Function Well

This is one of the more common reasons why you may decide to upgrade your kitchen. When a kitchen does not flow well, it makes everything you do in your kitchen harder!
The ways in which a kitchen does not function well are numerous, but it may be issues like:

  • The location of appliances does not make a triangular pattern, meaning tons of extra steps and hassle to cook.
  • Your countertops may be doubling as cabinets, holding many items making it impossible to use the counters.
  • Perhaps you have gas appliances you wished were electric for ease of use, or vice versa. Or maybe you want to switch to Induction.

Everyone is going to have a different idea of how their kitchen should function for them. If your kitchen is causing more stress and headaches due to how it is functioning, then it is time to think about making some changes.

2. Looks Are Outdated

When a kitchen starts to look outdated, it is time to spruce it up! A common reason many Sarasota homeowners decide to upgrade their kitchen is purely based on the looks of their current kitchen.

If you find yourself suffering from a case of kitchen envy when you see friends’ or families’ kitchens or new remodels of kitchens in magazines and on television, then this is a huge sign your kitchen is outdated.

In addition, if you find that your kitchen looks as though it is the picture of what was popular decades ago…then upgrading your kitchen is a must!

3. Running Out Of Space

Many people buy their Sarasota homes as they fit them at that moment. However, as your family grows, it could become an issue of running out of space in your kitchen.

Maybe you no longer have enough sitting areas to fit your family, or you find that your small fridge means you have to run to the grocery store several times a week.

These are all stellar examples of why it is time to upgrade your kitchen to more effectively utilize the space, and ultimately make this a gathering place that accommodates the entire family.

4. Kitchen Has Visible Damage

When you look at your kitchen, do you see visible damage? For example, do you see cracks in the countertops or maybe even cabinet doors that no longer hang on their hinges?

In these types of cases, visible damage is a huge sign it is to upgrade your kitchen.

5. Too Much Clutter

Too much clutter does not always mean that you have too many items in your home. It can also be a sign you need to upgrade your kitchen to have more storage solutions to hide this clutter away.

A kitchen that is not cluttered will definitely make you love your kitchen that much more since it allows you to cook and entertain with no obstacles!

6. Hard To Clean

Do you find it difficult to get your kitchen clean? In many cases, odd angles, damaged kitchen components, and other issues make the kitchen hard to clean.

When dealing with a hard-to-clean kitchen, upgrading it could give you an open floor plan that will allow this kitchen to be cleaned easily! Imagine the time that this could free up?!

Having a high-maintenance kitchen is one of the biggest reasons people consider upgrading their kitchen.

7. You Dread Using Your Kitchen

Do you face each night knowing you need to make dinner but dread using your kitchen? While it could be that you hate cooking, there are those homeowners that simply hate using their kitchen.

You may hate the fact you have no room to prep, or you feel as though everything you do is adding to a cluttered mess. In these cases, upgrading the kitchen can make cooking easier!

8. Kitchen Is Dragging Down The Sale Of Your Home

An outdated kitchen is one of the biggest reasons why a home may have trouble selling. In these cases, upgrading the kitchen can speed up the sale of your home, and may even increase the asking price you can request.

However, it should be noted that most people do not get the entire amount they spend on upgrading a kitchen back when they sell their home. So, this is a situation you must weigh your goals of selling with what you are willing to spend.

Sarasota homes usually recoup about 70 cents on the dollar after a kitchen remodel, so you can recoup a lot of your costs from this remodel.

9. Kitchen Has Bad Lighting

When bad lighting is apparent in a kitchen, this can make you hate the kitchen and even changes the appearance of your kitchen. Kitchens are meant to be welcoming and full of light.

If you find your kitchen feeling gloomy, then updating the lighting will make a huge difference. When combined with other upgrades, this can make your kitchen feel bright and spacious.

Finding Inspiration For Your New Kitchen

Once you realize that updating your kitchen is a must, then finding inspiration for what you want your kitchen to be is your next step. There are several ways you can do this:

  • Look online at Pinterest for new kitchen remodels
  • Watch DIY home remodel shows for ideas
  • Browse magazines about home décor and design
  • Look at our portfolio of past work for inspiration

Choose Gilbert Design Build For Your Kitchen Remodel

If you are serious about upgrading your current kitchen, then it is time to act. Here at Gilbert Design Build, we work with you to discover the potential of your new kitchen.

If you have inspiration from research, then we can work with this to find what works for the space of your kitchen.

We want to give you the perfect kitchen for your Sarasota, FL home. Contact us today or call us at 941-757-3395 for a free consultation to see what your kitchen could be when we upgrade it!

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