If you have had your eyes on renovating your kitchen space for a while, but haven’t quite had the chance or will to jump into it, there’s plenty of reasons to get amongst the action. From raising your property’s value through to expanding storage space – we’ve curated 5 signs that hint it’s time you take the plunge.

1. You’re thinking of selling your property

If you are looking to put your property up on the market, a kitchen renovation can add significant value to your home. The kitchen (along with the bathroom) are two spaces that will come under close scrutiny from prospective buyers, so making this area look its best is important when the ‘For Sale’ sign hits the front lawn. Streamlined and quick remodels are the best in this scenario – like the ones United Stone offer – so you don’t go over budget and spend more than the value you add to your home.

2. You never seem to have enough space

Are you constantly running out of room for your cutlery, appliances and other kitchen necessities? A renovation can add valuable storage space, allowing for you to better utilise the various areas you’re working with.

3. There are cracks or other signs of ageing

Sometimes the signs are clear. If there are cracks, stains, rotting or other physical signs that your kitchen is getting old, then it is time to consider freshening it up with a renovation.

4. Your kitchen is getting harder to clean

Keeping your kitchen neat and tidy gets harder and harder the older it gets. Mould deposits become more frequent and the surfaces become more difficult to get squeaky clean and shiny. New surfaces are made from materials that are designed to be easier to clean and will enhance the overall look simply by virtue of the fact that it is new.

5. The layout has become a hazard

Our life circumstances change and our kitchen needs change along with them. If you have added children (or even pets) to the family dynamic, some of those fashionable items like the rangetop islands from the 1980s can become a hazard. Little hands and enquiring noses can get themselves into hazardous situations, so a renovation is usually in order to make sure that your space is safe and sound.