5 Reasons Why a Kitchen Renovation is a Good Idea

Bring your home into the 21st century with a modern kitchen renovation design that saves on space.

Bring your home into the 21st century with a modern kitchen renovation design that saves on space.

They say the kitchen is the heartbeat of the home. It’s where we spend the most time preparing nourishment for our families and entertaining our guests with our culinary skills. If you’re tired of your cabinets hanging off the hinges or looking at water stains on the walls, or if your kitchen looks as if it could be the model for that 1950s-60s TV show Leave it to Beaver, then it may be time to consider a remodelling project. Don’t make up any more excuses, instead use these 5 reasons for a kitchen renovation and bring your most used room to life:


1. Your Kitchen is Caught in a Time Warp

A kitchen that has brown-paisley linoleum floors, faded oak cabinets, peeling wallpaper, and appliances that look like they were used by Alice and Mrs. Brady from the Brady Bunch is not really retro-cool, it’s considered tired. You can still have that vintage look with a modern kitchen remodel design, by including: 

  • Bright coloured cabinetry, counters and/or appliances
  • Retro or Art Deco lighting fixtures such as chandeliers or flush mount lighting
  • Antique-style hardware
  • Brushed nickel or copper faucets
  • Mosaic tile flooring 


2. You Can’t Fit More Than One Person in Your Kitchen

If space if your main issue, there are ways that home renovation contractors can help reconfigure or add to your kitchen’s area so that it is more roomy. This includes: 

  • Building shelves and better organizing cabinetry
  • Installing built-in appliances such as wall ovens, column refrigerators or counter cook-tops
  • Removing islands or counters that aren’t being used
  • Redesigning your kitchen to a galley-style layout


3. Your Kitchen is Falling Apart

With years of family meal preparation, general deterioration of your kitchen is bound to happen. If those aforementioned cabinets are unhinged, and you really can’t stand to look at your chipped counters, scratched floors and impossible-to-clean coiled stovetop, then it may be time to write up a list of kitchen renovation ideas to make your kitchen a valuable asset in your home again.


4. You’re Noticing Water Stains Where There Shouldn’t Be Any

A leaky pipe can cause all kinds of issues often in places we don’t see until it’s too late. If you notice stains, mould or any other signs of water damage on your kitchen walls, ceiling, inside cabinets, or under the sink, it’s important to fix the problem right away, as it could affect yours and your family’s health. While a plumber should be called to repair leaky faucets and other plumbing issues, a general contractor can help in replacing damaged walls, cabinets or floors.


5. Technology Has Passed You By

Today’s kitchen is more like the Jetsons than the Cleavers, with many opting to include advanced technology as part of their renovation plans. This includes adding smart appliances that are connected to the Internet and contain cameras so you can see what’s in your fridge while grocery shopping via your smartphone. Some newer kitchens are also connected to artificial intelligence programs such as Google Home. Imagine setting your oven timer, dimming your lights, or calling out for a recipe via a voice command? That time is now, with renovation specialists coming on board to offer high-tech kitchens that even George Jetson would approve of.


Are you thinking about remodelling your kitchen? Read our Kitchen Renovation Survival Guide before you start.


Rafter 4K Contracting offers the kind of kitchen renovations Kelowna residents can rely on for expert, quality craftsmanship. Contact us for a free consultation and complimentary quote and bring your dreams into reality.


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