Updating a 1950s kitchen
But have you noticed that after a while, they all look exactly the same??? Of course, the article is right – you should not rush into anything, but keeping something for the sake of it that doesn’t really please you is a mistake.
There are so many shows on TV that do show lovely, new, sleek, open-concept (Oh, my, what an over-used term) kitchen and living areas. This sounds really woo-woo “out there” but I think a house will tell you what it wants. Your house should not actually be talking to you.)As someone in the process of refreshing a family home (it originally was built by my grandparents), the best advice I can give from what I have learned thus far is not to let anyone (friends, family, even websites, LOL) “guilt” you into keeping anything you really don’t like.
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A while back, in a story about planning for a kitchen remodel, we asked readers to share their experiences and thoughts.
It’s your house, and as long as it works for you, that’s what’s important.
The only thing I would add is to pay attention to the underlying problems: If your sink is slow to fill or slow to drain, it’s not the sink’s fault – it could be elderly galvanized steel pipes, a clogged drain, or even just an aerator that needs a clean out.