Whilst new kitchens can be time-consuming and costly to fit, there are situations in which it is worth spending time and money having a new one installed in your home. Continue reading to discover what these situations are.
You are planning to have children
If you are thinking about having children, it is definitely worth investing in a new kitchen for your home. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, a kitchen which is not intuitively designed could be quite dangerous for your future children to spend time in.
For example, if your current kitchen's layout is such that the cooker is positioned all the way across the room from the sink, there is a much greater risk of an accident occurring in the future, when you have several children underfoot whilst you're preparing meals.
If, for instance, after cooking some pasta, you have to transfer the pot of cooked pasta and boiling water across the room in order to drain it in the sink, you could end up accidentally spilling some of this hot liquid onto one of your children, in which case they could be left with a painful burn.
Secondly, a poorly designed kitchen will also make it difficult for you to enjoy quality time with your children in this part of your home.
If, for example, there is a lack of worktop space, you may not be able to do fun activities like baking cakes together or teaching them basic life skills, like how to prepare specific meals, as there simply won't be enough room for all of you to use the worktop.
This is why, if you are hoping to have children, it is worth getting a new kitchen fitted.
You want to increase the value of your home
Another reason why you might want to get a new kitchen installed in your home is to increase the property's value so that when you eventually sell it, your profits will be higher.
Many prospective buyers are keen to purchase properties with well-designed kitchens made from high-quality materials, as this is where they spend a lot of their time when they are at home. Because of this, potential buyers are often willing to pay more for properties with high-end kitchens.
If this is the primary reason for the installation of the new kitchen, you should ensure that the kitchen not only suits you and your family's needs but will also appeal to buyers.
For example, it is best to opt for flooring, worktops and cabinetry that are neutral-toned, rather than bright or garish, as the former will be more 'buyer-friendly' than the latter (which are likely to date very quickly and only be appealing to a smaller number of people).