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Five Signs it's Time to Update your Kitchen

As you look around your kitchen, maybe some of your appliances are black; maybe some are stainless steel. Perhaps you can never find enough space in your cabinets, and your countertops seem nonexistent. If any of these situations is the case, your kitchen could be ready for a remodel.

The Dallas Design District’s showrooms can provide inspiration and practical solutions for redefining your kitchen space. Here are some key issues you may need to tackle in your redesign and where to turn to remedy them.

Archaic, Mismatched Appliances

Technology has revolutionized the way kitchen appliances function. It's not unusual to see ovens with convection baking and roasting features or smart appliances with microchips, sensors and unprecedented energy efficiency. If your microwave doesn't serve as a second oven or your refrigerator doesn't dispense ice and filtered water, it's time for an update. While you’re at it, consider choosing a standard style for your appliances and sticking with it — all stainless steel, all black or all white. Visualize your plan and then head to Butter of Dallas off Stemmons Freeway, where you'll find matching luxury-brand appliances.

Cramped Space

Most houses built prior to 1980 included kitchens separate from the dining area and designed for one cook. Today, you need to broaden the kitchen because it’s the focus of the household, where you cook together with family and gather with guests during parties. In addition to space for the chef, you also need to think counter space to accommodate small appliances such as Keurigs and KitchenAid mixers. Off Hi Line Drive, you’ll find Eggersmann USA, which can design your space with neutral colors, smooth surfaces and an open floorplan.

Weathered Cabinets

Warped doors, bowed shelves, drawers off their gliders and soiled cupboards. If this sounds like your kitchen, it's time to refresh your cabinets at the very least. Hardware and finishes wear down over time, so a fresh coat of paint isn't always the answer. While you're on Hi Line Drive, visit Bulthaup to find unique configuration options that blend form and function.

Outdated Countertops and Faucets

No longer is white or off-white laminate a modern choice for countertops. Granite and quartz are much more durable and provide easy-to-clean work surfaces. When it comes to faucets, upgrade to something more functional with a built-in sprayer with a lever handle and pivoting gooseneck for filling large pots. Waterworks on Hi Line Drive has just the right fittings and fixtures to complete your new look.

Stained or Cracked Flooring

With their durable polyurethane finishes, hardwood floors are now the choice for many kitchens, replacing linoleum and ceramic tile, both of which are prone to wear and tear. You want flooring that won't trip you up as you navigate your “work triangle, ” which encompasses the area between your fridge, sink and stove. Equisite Surfaces will have your kitchen looking top-notch, starting at the floor up. Look into its collection of wood, terra cotta, stone and tile for a wide variety of versatile options.

Whether you’re looking to gut your entire kitchen and start fresh or you just want to update a few key features, the Dallas Design District is the place to turn for attractive and innovative solutions to swap your old for new.

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