Five signs your kitchen needs a facelift

Tired of your tiles? Counting down the hours until you replace your countertop? Is your sink out of sync with your oven and fridge? Here are five tell-tale signs you’re in need of a kitchen upgrade.

1. The cleaning never ends

No matter how often you scrub and buff your floor tiles, do they still look murky? Are those countertops full of marks and imperfections that simply won’t wipe away? As kitchens age, their upkeep takes up more of your time, and gives you less back. Surfaces crack and peel over the years and that allows germs and mould to creep in… two good reasons to think about that upgrade.

2. You’ve changed, but your kitchen hasn’t.

Do you enjoy hosting dinner parties, but find yourself isolated in the kitchen whilst the main event takes place in the dining room? Once upon a time having a kitchen easily closed off meant safety for your young children, but now it means you’re missing out on all the fun. Or are you rediscovering a love of all things culinary but stuck with a smaller kitchen that’s hampering your creative efforts? If your lifestyle has changed, but your kitchen hasn’t, an upgrade is the perfect ingredient to bring things back into step.

3. Space is at a premium.

Is your elbow nudging your kettle every time you peel a potato? Are your cabinets so full you’ve taken to storing pots and pans on the counter? Are you having to make choices between a new wine rack and a microwave? This is a big sign that you’ve outgrown your old kitchen. It may be time to rethink your storage arrangements. Even if you don’t want to increase the physical size of your kitchen modern sleek and innovative storage methods can make your space work better for you.

4. Everything is far away.

Does your pedometer think you’re running a marathon every time you use your kitchen? Are your fridge, oven and sink too far away from each other? We call these three the kitchen triangle, and an ergonomic kitchen design ensures they’re within easy reach of each other. If they’re not, you may find yourself racking up needless miles on the tiles. Which may sound good on paper for your calorie burning efforts, but calories aren’t the only things that get burned when you’re carrying a slopping a pan of boiling water to the sink. Give your scalded wrists a break and sit down with our design team.

5. It’s dragging down the value of your home.

You may love your old kitchen. After all, it’s full of happy memories. However, if you’re thinking of selling, you may need to consider whether your older kitchen is affecting the value of your house. Even if you’re planning on moving in the medium term, it may be wise to get your kitchen done now. After all, you can still enjoy it for a few years, and it’ll look fresh and modern when those potential house buyers come to look around.

Is it time to fall in love with your kitchen again? Whether you’re upgrading your kitchen for the sake of a house move, your sanity, or for aesthetic reasons, visit Anglia Factor’s Martlesham for inspiration.