Is there a room in the home more important than the kitchen? This is often referred to as the beating heart of the home and where you cook up delicious meals to enjoy as a household. Additionally, with so many people WFH, the kitchen has taken on even greater significance with it being used more often by many. The kitchen is also a space that can become worn, especially when there is a lot of heat and moisture being produced.
So, what are a few signs that your kitchen could do with an upgrade?
You can often tell the condition of a kitchen simply by looking at the condition of the cabinets, which get used heavily throughout the day. Squeaking hinges, discolouration and unclean cabinet interiors can all be signs that a change is needed and fitted cabinets can be a smart upgrade to make.
As the years go by, homeowners often acquire all kinds of new items for the kitchen, but this can lead to cramped spaces. New appliances, dishes, pots and pans can all take up a huge amount of space and when you have too many items in the kitchen, it can make it hard to find what you are looking for. A good solution (other than throwing out what you don’t need) is to utilise wall space with floating shelves – this can not only increase storage space, but also make items easy to find and improve the look of the kitchen.
If you often find that your radiators do not radiate heat like they used to and you have to bleed them more often, you might want to think about replacing them with a vertical column radiator which are a stylish, space-saving option. For many homeowners, the kitchen is also a social space and possibly also where you dine, so it is important that it is somewhere that is warm and comfortable and having high-quality radiators is key for this.
Struggling to pinpoint when you purchased that appliance? Many homeowners use the same appliances for many years, but this could be making work in the kitchen harder than it need be as well as see you paying more than you should be on your energy bills. Upgrading to new appliances will make cooking much easier, improve the look of the kitchen and reduce your energy bills (and make your home more eco-friendly).
The kitchen is an area of the home that can become worn over time due to such heavy usage and these are a few telltale signs that it is time for some upgrades. As such a key area of the home, upgrades here can make a big difference to your entire life and should always be considered.