We have all seen beautiful remodels of kitchen and dream about having an upgrade like that in our own homes. While we all can’t get the HGTV treatment, there are ways we can remodel our home, even on a budget.
But how do you know that your kitchen really needs that remodel? Here are some sure signs:
You Don’t Enjoy Being In Your Kitchen
If you don’t enjoy being in your kitchen, that’s the first sign that it’s probably time to remodel. The kitchen is the center of the home and a space everyone should enjoy being in. If you walk into your kitchen and think “I wish I could replace that overhead light and countertop,” it’s time to start budgeting and saving.
Your kitchen should be a welcoming place. Lighting can make or break a space and dingy, dim lighting will make your kitchen feel gloomy and unwelcoming. Not to mention, it makes it more difficult to cook! If your kitchen’s lighting needs an upgrade, there are many great, beautiful, cost-effective solutions that will bring light and joy back into your kitchen.
Inconvenient Storage & Layout
Do you find yourself staring at cluttered countertops because you have nowhere to go with your mixer? Or perhaps the only place to store your mugs is that near-inaccessible space above your fridge and the oven is erroneously placed against the far wall.
An inconvenient kitchen layout combined with poor storage will make it almost unbearable to enjoy cooking. If this is the case, you can do with a remodel that gives you the layout you deserve.
From outdated window treatments to those 80s cabinets and backsplashes, outdated décor is a sure sign that it’s time to remodel your kitchen. Even if you’re on a budget and can’t afford to splurge on new cabinets, you can save by keeping your current ones and refinishing them in a color that suits your taste.
When it comes to new window treatments, newer models are safer, comes in a wide range of colors and styles to match your aesthetic. There are even water-resistant options that are easy to clean and withstand the high-humidity of the kitchen, like vinyl shutters.
Set a budget before remodeling
If you set your sights on remodeling your kitchen, set a realistic budget first. This will keep you honest and your sights set on your goal. If you find something you really love that doesn’t fit in the budget, either forgo it, or replace something else on your list with it. Always research costs beforehand so you know what to expect.
There are ways you can save on your remodeling, like shopping secondhand, and getting your current window treatments cleaned and repaired*.
*Please be aware that Victor Shade is not currently accepting window treatments for cleaning. For more information on window treatment services, please give us a call at 314.428.7979.