Signs You Need a New Kitchen Installation

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The kitchen is where the magic happens. It’s where we sit down for family meals, cook up delicious recipes, bake cupcakes with our little ones and enjoy a glass of wine with friends. Therefore, it’s only appropriate that your kitchen is a space you enjoy spending time in, and it’s even more important your kitchen meets your needs.

If you no longer look forward to cooking up a storm in your kitchen or you feel too embarrassed to have friends round, it’s time for an upgrade. A kitchen installation can be a big and expensive renovation, but it’s totally worth it when you’re left with the kitchen of your dreams.

Below, we take a look at the top signs you need a new kitchen installation.

1. You’ve run out of space

If you put off experimenting with dishes in the kitchen because you lack counter space, it’s time to consider a new kitchen. It’s important you have all the space you need in the kitchen along with adequate storage too. If your cupboards are crammed full of appliances, crockery and food and your surfaces cluttered with everyday items, a kitchen renovation should be on the cards.

A brand new kitchen installation is a great way to make better use of your available space without having to up sticks and move to a new property with a bigger kitchen – something that can be costly, time-consuming and stressful.

If you can’t move around your kitchen without bumping into something or there’s simply not enough room to cook comfortably, it’s time to get in touch with a professional kitchen installation company.

2. The layout is impractical

What was once a practical and suitable kitchen layout may no longer work for you. Whether your lifestyle has changed over the years or you’ve welcomed a new addition or two to your family, your kitchen layout may no longer meet your needs – and that means it’s time for change.

Not only can a poorly laid out kitchen result in a waste of space that could otherwise be utilised, but it can also be dangerous – for example, countertop edges that stick out or storage shelves packed with pots and pans can be dangerous for little ones running around.

Today, kitchens are designed differently to those from twenty years ago. Not only has the way we use the kitchen changed over the years, but the technology we use has changed too. If your layout is no longer suitable and the system no longer flows, it’s worth considering a kitchen revamp.

3. The cabinets are falling apart

Your kitchen cabinets make up a huge portion of the overall aesthetic of your kitchen, so if they’re hanging off their hinges and falling apart, it’s time to consider a revamp. Whether your doors are hanging on for dear life or they’ve given up and come off entirely, fixing up your kitchen cabinets is one of the easiest ways to transform the appearance of your kitchen. Just picture it: clean, sturdy cabinet doors that satisfyingly click when you open and close them…

4. Your kitchen design is outdated

Does your kitchen look like something straight out of the 70’s? Whether you’re waiting for your avocado green tiles to come back into fashion or you simply haven’t got round to replacing them, there’s no better time than now. Today, there are endless modern designs, finishes and colour schemes to explore that will inject some new life into your kitchen and bring it up to date.

Outdated kitchen designs can make your space look old and worn, not to mention completely out of style. When renovating your kitchen, you don’t just have to opt for modern designs; there are plenty of traditional styles and finishes to explore too.

5. The whole space looks grubby

Over the years, your kitchen has likely experienced its fair share of wear and tear. Whether your countertops are peeling, your splashback tiles are cracked or your cabinet doors are scratched and chipped, these little things can make the entire space look worn and grubby. If there’s stains you can’t get rid of and the once-bright colours of your kitchen have faded, it’s time for a revamp.

It’s particularly important to pay attention to leaks in the kitchen. If there always seems to be pools of water in and around your kitchen or your appliances are constantly leaking, it’s probably time to upgrade your kitchen. Leaks can quickly lead to damp and mould which will make your cooking space far from pleasant.

If your kitchen is full of defects and the whole place looks like it could do with a good scrub, it may be best to just start from scratch.

6. Your fridge is overflowing

Keeping your fridge organised and tidy isn’t the easiest of tasks, however, if you find your fridge is constantly overflowing and you struggle to fit everything in, it may be time to give your kitchen a rethink. If you need a bigger refrigerator, you’re likely going to have to rethink the layout of your space, and this is the perfect opportunity to invest in a revamp.

A professional kitchen installation company can redesign your kitchen to ensure a bigger fridge fits in perfectly, while also making the necessary changes to ensure you have enough food storage and space.

7. It’s devaluing your home

If you plan to put your house on the market in the future, an outdated and cramped kitchen can put potential buyers off. The kitchen is the beating heart of the home and it’s the room that most people will look at first. If it’s short of storage or the cabinet doors are hanging off their hinges, buyers likely won’t be jumping at the chance to cook there.

An old, outdated kitchen can make your home less appealing to buyers and devalue your property. If you want to get as much money as possible for your property, it’s worth looking into a kitchen renovation.

8. You no longer look forward to cooking

For many people, cooking is an art. There’s no better feeling than the first taste of a delicious dish you’ve spent hours perfecting, or the look of happy faces as they finish off one of your meals. If you used to love cooking but you no longer look forward to it, it’s time to make some big changes. A brand new kitchen equipped with all the right utensils, tools and appliances can make you fall in love with cooking again and make you look forward to spending time there.

Whether you’re into baking or you love cooking up savoury dishes, a modern kitchen can reignite your passion and get you back doing something you love.

T.B. Mackay Energy Services:
high-quality kitchen installations

If you’re looking for a reliable kitchen installation company, you needn’t look further than the experts at T.B. Mackay Energy Services. In addition to a range of plumbing and electrical services, we also specialise in building and joinery. Our skilled and qualified team of tradesmen can transform your outdated kitchen into a modern cooking hub that utilises every inch of space you have. Whether you want a beautiful marble island counter or a traditional wooden finish, our experts can take care of the installation for you.

To find out more about our services, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at Granton House, 219 Granton Road, Edinburgh EH5 1AB. Alternatively, call us on 0131 552 6103 or email us at