Safety, Space and Style: Why You Should Consider A Kitchen Makeover

Do you need a kitchen makeover? The kitchen is one of the most lived in rooms throughout the year and it’s the space at home where everyone comes together for a catch up. It’s no surprise, then, that your kitchen will start to wear and tear overtime.

Appliances can start to slow down, fixtures may begin to go out of style, and if left alone, certain elements can actually pose a health risk in the long term. What are some areas that you should look at to assess if renovation could be in order?

Is Your Kitchen Safe?

There are immediate and long-term risks in old kitchens. An immediate risk, particularly for children and elderly members of the family, is tripping over unseen items and banging off  inconvenient, hard surfaces. For example, take a look at the doors of your appliances and cabinetry to see if anything hangs open and poses a risk. Is the setup of your kitchen awkward or potentially dangerous? You might need new appliances and cabinetry.

A long term safety risk in your kitchen could actually arise from harmful air. Some old kitchens can, overtime, develop a build-up of toxic materials, which can gradually impact the air your family breathes. This can occur in many parts of an old kitchen, but is often located in floorboards or deteriorating wooden fixtures. It could be time to look into this so you can avoid a build-up of this kind.

Storage Space and Technology

As your family grows, so do their requirements. If you started off as a newlywed couple with a cozy kitchen, but these days find yourself as one of many residents who roam around the house on a daily basis, it may be time to update your kitchen’s requirements. These days, families will often use kitchens as spaces for both entertainment and cooking.

A smaller, older kitchen may not be set up to accommodate a newer generation of family, many of whom like to work and entertain from home. When done right, there are some impressive and creative ways to control storage space, and make your kitchen feel larger than it actually is, as your family continues to grow. Check out our recent blog for more on this.

However, there may come a point where you will need to consider fitting custom built fixtures, such as kitchen islands and new cabinetry with innovative storage options. Most modern kitchens also feature customisable integrated technology, which can make life much easier for a growing family. Cooking has come a long way now, with options such as cooktop-ventilation and self-cleaning ovens and it might be time to consider upgrading your appliances.

It’s time for a new style

Many older kitchens can suffer from storage issues, dampness, drafts, a build-up of toxins, underperforming machinery and more, but sometimes the look and feel of the kitchen itself is the problem! Perhaps your kitchen suited its purpose when you first moved in but now you’re ready to take things to the next level and finally get the kitchen of your dreams.

Where to start? There are some important factors to consider and specific questions to ask yourself when planning for a new kitchen. It’s easy to feel a little lost at the prospect, but don’t worry! If you want some great tips, check out our blog on this subject.  You can also check out Timbercraft’s Kitchen Checklist, or our Kitchen Configurator to get your creative juices flowing.

At Timbercraft, we have kitchen styles to suit everyone’s tastes, fitted by our team. We incorporate the best German-inspired designs and high-quality, ergonomic appliances. We offer everything from Modern/Designer kitchens, to Cottage Style kitchens.

When it comes to maximising kitchen space, Timbercraft has years of experience and professional expertise. We pride ourselves on excellence and tailor our projects to suit the individual styles you’re looking for. If you’re interested, visit one of our showrooms today to discuss your dream kitchen. We will take care of the rest.

Let’s meet!

You’re now welcome to visit us and discuss your new Custom Built German Kitchen with the experts!

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