Is It Time For A Kichen Remodel?

Posted by mP5@dm1n on September 22, 2011

If you were driving a car that was between 20-30 years old it would most likely need some serious repairs, and many parts would need replacing.  The same goes for your house.  The average home in the U.S. is about 30 years old. In those thirty years many things have changed that make a home safer, more efficient, and more comfortable to live in. Nowhere is this more true than in the kitchen.

Continuing with the car metaphor; the kitchen is the engine of your home. It makes everything run.  Without an engine a car is just expensive lawn art, and without a kitchen a house isjust an expensive hotel suite.   So it makes sense that when your engine begins to run rough or inefficiently,  repairs and updating are necessary to protect and extend the life of your initial investment. Of course we are not really talking about your car, you would mostlikely end up just buying a new one, unless you have a true classic.  Buying a new house just because it needs some updating is not something the majority of us do.  No, instead you remodel.   The big question is; where do I start?  Do I replace the whole thing or do I just need new spark plugs?  Well the answer to those questions depends on a few factors.



Budget (The box all other decisions have to fit in)

Condition of current components (Do I keep it for now
or does it have to go)

Desired performance

Desired luxury and style

The first step in a remodel project should be to catalogue and asses existing elements.
Functionality is the key ingredient in the kitchen, so begin with a look at your appliances.

Use this chart to inventory your kitchen appliances for evaluation.  Appliance Inventory

Next time we will take a closer look at the variety of cooking appliance options.

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