Four Ways You Can Improve Your Kitchen After A Flood

Posted on: 25 March 2015

While a burst pipe in your kitchen can be the source of a lot of pain and heartache, it can also be an opportunity to rethink your kitchen and make some improvements that you normally wouldn't have the opportunity to do. Here are four things you can improve in your kitchen while you are fixing the water damage from your burst pipe.

Add another oven

One of the most useful things you can do to your kitchen is to add a second oven. A second oven allows you to cook multiple dishes at once and it also helps to raise the resale value of your home. Ideally, you would build in a double oven and replace your existing range with a separate stovetop and cabinet space.

Change your floor

This is a wonderful opportunity to replace your vinyl floor with something that is more modern. Instead of replacing the vinyl, look at some options that will update and beautify your home. One of the best choices is using a renewable option like bamboo. It has a great look and is extremely hard, making ideal for a kitchen floor.

Move from a bar to an island

While most older kitchens have bars, an island can help the flow of your kitchen and improve your storage options. By replacing your bar with an island, you can gain additional usable counter space as well as more storage space underneath your counter areas. Use this as an opportunity to add some great amenities to your new island as well, like an additional sink or overhead pot and pan storage. 

Replace your countertop

Older laminate countertops are functional, but they aren't as beautiful as newer options like granite. In addition, granite countertops are far more durable than older laminates. Instead of having to worry all the time about if your pans are too hot for the countertop or if you're nicking or gouging your countertop's surface, you can feel comfortable that it's extremely difficult to damage your new countertop. Use these in conjunction with some of the other renovation options you have to radically update your kitchen and make it look more luxurious and modern.

As you renovate your kitchen, you'll be more efficient if you make some updates while you take care of restoration modeling to get your kitchen back to normal. Consider any of these options to increase the functionality and value of your kitchen.