Renovations of any kind can be hair raising and many people avoid it like the plague but sometimes a kitchen makeover or renovation is just what your home needs.

If you’re still not convinced that you need to renovate, here are 10 signs that you should consider a kitchen renovation for your Perth home.

You avoid cooking meals that require you to spend more than 30 mins in the kitchen

When a kitchen isn’t functional, well laid out and have the right appliances, it can be frustrating trying to fry an egg, let alone cook a whole meal for your family. So, if you find yourself muttering expletives daily because the pantry door must be closed before you can access the fridge, or you constantly drop water on the floor when transferring dishes from the sink to the dishwasher, then it’s time to renovate your kitchen.

Small Kitchen

There is no way that you’ll be able to open the fridge and dishwasher at the same time in this kitchen! (Photo courtesy of

There’s more clutter on your counter than you know what to do with

We all have one of those kitchen counters which miraculously accumulates all kinds of rubbish that must first be cleared before we can even butter a slice of toast. If mixing up a cake whilst preparing a roast chicken is too much for your poor counter to handle, then it’s time to renovate your kitchen.

You’ve stopped packing away plates, pots or pans because it requires you bending too far

In every kitchen there is that one cabinet that is just too difficult to access no matter what you do. Some are just too deep so if you do put anything in there, it requires you to first lose 10kgs just so that you can squeeze in to retrieve said item or else you right the item off and make it the next homeowner’s problem to remove. If you just nodded your head to this scenario, it’s time to renovate your kitchen.

Appliances just don’t fit

As families expand so too does your need for new appliances because let’s face it, your kids are eating you out of house and home and you need more fridge space to store all the food they’re putting away. If your kitchen doesn’t allow for you to upgrade to a larger fridge, it’s time to renovate your kitchen.

Just looking at your kitchen puts you in a bad mood

If you wake up in the morning to a kitchen that is just ugly and an eyesore, then it’s time to renovate your kitchen. Life is way too short to continue living with something that you just do not like.

Ugly Kitchen

Yeah, this kitchen would put anyone in a bad mood!

Storage? What is storage?

If your kitchen cabinets and drawers are bursting from the seams trying to accommodate all your cutlery, utensils, crockery, appliances and pantry items, then it’s time to renovate your kitchen.

You go green with envy

If you find yourself feeling envious looking at pictures of kitchens on Pinterest or Instagram, then it’s time to renovate your kitchen.

An island? Why yes, I’d love to go to an island

If a kitchen island is a foreign design concept to you but you dream of having more space for meal prep and storage and to stand around with your friends drinking wine and bubbly, then it’s time to get acquainted with an island and renovate your kitchen.

Kitchen Island

Now that’s an island that you can retreat to with your friends and a bottle of bubbly! (Kitchen renovation by Kitchens Direct)

 You’re cut off from your family

Sometimes it is nice to retreat to a place that is quiet and peaceful but that’s what bathrooms are for! Kitchens are the hub of the home, it’s where families congregate and chat about their day, but if your kitchen is isolated from the rest of your home and no-one bothers to see if you’re still alive while cooking, then it’s time to renovate your kitchen.

You shock yourself every time to cook

No, we don’t mean that you surprise yourself every time you cook (although this could be true!) but rather that you experience an electrical shock when you use certain plug points or appliances. In older kitchens it’s common for plumbing and electricity to get worn and for wires to get exposed so if you’re finding that this is a problem, then it’s time to renovate your kitchen.

If you’ve nodded along to the majority of these points then you guessed it, it’s time to renovate your kitchen, but don’t trust just anyone to complete the job for you. Ensure that you choose a home renovation company that is highly experienced, manages all trades required to complete the job and who makes the experience as pleasant for you as possible.

Kitchens Direct is a specialised kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovation company based in Perth, Western Australia. With a highly qualified team of kitchen designers and installers, they come highly recommended by all of their clients and you can be sure that they will get your renovation done right the first time.