Is Your Kitchen Due for a Renovation?

September 4, 2017

Is your kitchen still rocking its original eighties ornate aesthetic? Perhaps it’s a little small and cramped and isn’t functional for family living or entertaining. Or, maybe you have nowhere to store your slow cooker and your old laminate bench tops have well and truly started showing signs of wear and tear.


If you’ve been nodding your head and agree with any of the above points, it could be time to update your kitchen. Here’s why:

Your Kitchen’s Layout is Less Than Functional

Modern kitchens are all about functionality, so if your kitchen is cramped, difficult to navigate and doesn’t adopt the triangle approach (everything being within easy reach, i.e. your oven, fridge, and cookware can all be accessed with minimal effort), then it could be time to re-evaluate your kitchen’s layout.

The kitchen is often regarded as the heart of the home because you spend a lot of time in it. If you lead a busy life, the last thing you want to do is over complicate your time spent preparing and cooking your daily meals. By updating your kitchen to make it more spacious and re-evaluating the positioning of your cupboards and drawers, you can make cooking and entertaining at home easier and more efficient.

The Design is a Tad Dated

You know the cream cabinetry and wooden trim that dominated the kitchen design industry 20+ years ago? This isn’t something we see in new kitchens, and for good reason, it’s a well and truly dated design. These days, homeowners are opting for more streamlined designs in neutral colour palettes, or traditional, country-style aesthetics.

Storage Space is Extremely Limited

There’s nothing worse than being stuck with a kitchen that doesn’t have enough storage! If you’re constantly faced with the dilemma of where to store your Tupperware, what to do with your grocery shopping or where to put your blender when you’re not using it – a renovation is definitely for you.


When you renovate your kitchen, you’ll have the opportunity to tailor its design to suit your needs. So, if you need extra space for saucepans, but don’t really have anything to store on open shelving, then you can plan your cabinetry and storage requirements accordingly.

Everywhere You Turn There are Signs of Damage

One of the most telling signs that a kitchen renovation is in order is when your existing kitchen is showing signs of damage. Whether you’ve got water-damaged cupboards, chipped or marked splashbacks or worn bench tops, it might be time to orchestrate a kitchen overhaul. This is especially the case if any of the damage is structural.


If it’s about time you renovated your kitchen, talk to the team at Custom Benchtops & Joinery today! Whether you’re after a flat pack kitchen Perth or a solid timber counter, we can help make your kitchen design dream a reality.