When you’re standing in your kitchen, do you ever feel like something isn’t right? Like it would be perfect if it just had that one thing, a different layout, more space, something. If the flow of the kitchen isn’t there, then it’s time to make a change to something better! Functionality, as well as aesthetic make all the difference in having a great kitchen space. Here’s how you know it’s time for an upgrade.

The layout is bad. The design of the kitchen is what keeps everything flowing. If the layout is confusing, complicated, or just useless, doing anything other than grabbing a plate and utensils for your takeout will be frustrating. You want to feel comfortable when moving around your kitchen.

The storage is nonexistent. A cluttered kitchen is a frustrating kitchen. If you don’t have enough storage space, things are crammed into whatever cabinet it can fit in, or it’s stuck on the countertops.

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Kitchen in an abandoned home

It’s not part of the home. Some kitchens feel like they were an afterthought during the initial design process. They’re small, cramped, and they’re cut off from the rest of the house. Instead of it being that secret of the house, open it up for others to enjoy.

The cabinets are outdated. Nothing brings a kitchen down more than old, dull, or damaged cabinets. A completely new set of cabinets or even just a fresh coat of paint will brighten up the room.

The appliances don’t fit right or don’t work. Do any of your larger appliances, like the fridge, stove, or dishwasher, look a little out of place or incorrect for their space? They might even be on their last leg, meaning you need a serious upgrade. With new appliances, you can get the right size for the space as well as the latest models.

Mid-Century Modern Bungalow Kitchen