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remodeling to acommodate an elderly loved one

When I invited my mother to come and live with my family, we had to make some changes to accommodate her. The changes that needed to be made were all within reason and were all required so that she could get around with her walker and eventually a wheelchair if need be. I hired a remodeling contractor to assist us with making the changes. I learned a lot while discussing what needed to be done and what it would take to get it complete. I created this blog with the hopes of helping other families that are considering making the same changes in their homes.

Problems With A Lack Of Storage And Counter Space In The Kitchen

If you struggle to find enough storage and/or countertop space in your kitchen, then this is an issue that can be problematic for many reasons. This article will go over some of the reasons why storage and countertop space is such a big problem and help you understand why these things should be addressed with kitchen remodel solutions. 

Problems that come with a lack of storage 

When you lack storage space in the kitchen, it can affect your ability to keep all the foods you want on hand. This can create problems when you go to cook something, and you can't find all the ingredients you need for the recipe. It may cause your meals to not taste quite how you want, or you may not make all the dishes you would have liked to prepare.

You may have to go shopping more often because you have to wait for some of the food to be used before you have space for others. If you are someone who tends to cook daily, then lacking enough storage space can cause you to have to go to the store weekly, or even daily. This puts more wear and tear on your car, costs you more money on gas, and takes time out of your day for another shopping trip when you may have had other things you would have preferred to be doing with that time. 

A lack of storage space also means you may not have the room you need for all your dinnerware, cookware, and bakeware. This can create a lot of problems when you are trying to prepare a meal. It can especially create issues when you are planning on having people over, and you are trying to make more dishes of a larger size than what you are used to. You might have to keep pots, pans, and other cookware stored in closets or other spaces throughout the house. This means you have to remember where everything you need for the meal is and then gather it before you start cooking. 

Problems with a lack of countertop space

If the kitchen lacks enough countertop space, then it can leave you needing to prepare one or two dishes at a time before moving on to the others. This means the dishes will be done at different times, so some will be hot and others cold. 

Another issue with lacking countertop space is that it means you will find it harder to have the kids come into the kitchen and help you prepare meals. They can miss out on that bonding time and won't be able to do fun things like making holiday cookies, cakes, and other fun goodies.

Reach out to a contractor to learn more about kitchen remodeling solutions.