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10 Kitchen Upgrades Worth The Money

Dec 22, 2011 | by Guest Writer

As leading professionals in the area, we reached out to our clients to find out their top ten kitchen pet peeves and the upgrades they're longing for. Curious to see if it's about the kitchen countertops, cabinets, kitchen islands, or something entirely different? Here are the ten most frequent responses we received.

What do you dislike about your kitchen?

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10 Things I Hate About My Kitchen

  1. Outdated Countertops: Older kitchens often have countertops made from materials that are no longer in vogue or don't hold up well over time. Upgrading to modern, durable materials like granite or quartz can dramatically improve the kitchen's appearance and functionality.
  2. Poor Lighting: Inadequate lighting can make a kitchen feel gloomy and can hinder cooking tasks. Good kitchen design includes a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting to brighten the space and make it more inviting.
  3. Insufficient Storage: A common complaint is not having enough space to store utensils, appliances, and pantry items. Adding more cabinets, shelves, or a pantry can help keep the kitchen organized and clutter-free.
  4. Inefficient Layout: A kitchen layout that doesn't suit the user's needs can make cooking and cleaning inefficient and frustrating. Redesigning the layout to follow the kitchen work triangle (the space between the stove, refrigerator, and sink) can improve workflow.
  5. Old Appliances: Outdated appliances not only look unappealing but are often less energy-efficient and lack modern features. Upgrading to new, energy-efficient models can save money in the long run and enhance the kitchen's functionality.
  6. Outdated Flooring: Old or damaged flooring can detract from the overall look of the kitchen. Upgrading to durable, easy-to-clean flooring options like hardwood, tiles, or high-quality vinyl can enhance both the appearance and practicality of the space
  7. Poor Ventilation: Inadequate ventilation leads to lingering cooking odors and can cause moisture buildup. Installing a good quality range hood can solve these issues, keeping the kitchen fresh and clean.
  8. Unsightly Backsplash: An old or unattractive backsplash can make the whole kitchen look dated. Updating the backsplash with modern tiles or materials can become a focal point and refresh the kitchen’s style.
  9. Inconvenient Sink Placement: If the sink is poorly placed, it can disrupt the workflow and make tasks like washing dishes cumbersome. Reconsidering the position of the sink during a remodel can greatly enhance the kitchen's functionality.
  10. Lack of Customization: A kitchen that doesn't reflect the homeowner's personal style or meet their specific needs can feel impersonal. Customizing elements like cabinet hardware, paint colors, and decorative details can give the kitchen a more personalized and homely feel.

Thinking about new kitchen countertops or any other kitchen upgrades? Contact Kitchen Magic!

We hope you found our friends' kitchen woes interesting and maybe even picked up a few ideas for your own kitchen remodel. Remember, when you're ready to make that leap, we're just a call away! What are your kitchen gripes? Our team is eager to tailor solutions that meet your specific needs and tastes. Don't hesitate to get in touch or schedule an initial consultation with us!

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Anyway, we trust you enjoyed reading about our friends' problems, and perhaps got some ideas for things to consider when it's time to remodel your kitchen. Of course, when that time comes, we hope you'll call us! What do you hate about your kitchen? Please tell us in the comments field below.

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