How many times have you thought about remodeling your kitchen but talked yourself out of it because it just seemed like a lot of work? This may come as a surprise, but remodeling your kitchen brings great rewards. Rewards to the tune of 80-100% return on your investment!
It can seem overwhelming to remodel your kitchen. There seem to be so many things to consider that it can paralyze you from doing anything at all. But for your basic kitchen remodel there are really only five major items to consider.
Your Appliances Set the Stage
The first item to consider is your appliances. The look of your appliances really sets the stage for how the rest of the kitchen should look.
Are you after an ultra-modern stainless steel feel for your kitchen? Or are you more of a homey white appliance kind of family? Perhaps you like the flare of jet black appliances. Give this a little thought and then get online or visit your favorite appliance store to see what’s currently available.
Selecting The Cabinets
Once you have selected your appliances and know the general feel you want to go for, it’s time to select the cabinets. If you are looking for ultra-modern, consider stainless steel cabinets. Glass doors can really give a modern edge to your kitchen as well. After a more homey kitchen? then solid wood cabinets with a rich wood finish will do the trick. For the edgier black appliances, look to flat faced doors with sharp edges and less country flare.
Now For The Counter Tops
Selecting the right material for your counter tops is of vital importance to your newly remodeled kitchen. The color, texture and look of the counters make a real statement in the kitchen.
But even more important than that, the counters are the real work space of the kitchen and must be able to withstand what your family is going to put them through. Granite is a popular counter top material because it’s very durable and has a great finish for almost any kitchen design.
Faucets and Sinks
While the faucets and sinks make up a relatively small portion of the kitchen space, they can really make a difference to the look and feel of your new kitchen. For a classy kitchen, rounded hardware with edges full of flare and a brass finish often do the trick. Again, ultra-modern design calls for stainless steel sinks and bold streamlined faucets. The homey look can be achieved with porcelain sinks and tall, rounded faucets.
Spending a little extra money on those faucets can really add class to the whole remodel. Going cheap on the faucets and hardware can dull down even the most expensive cabinets and counter tops.
Finally, The Floors
Finally, be careful not to overlook the flooring you’re going to put into your newly remodeled kitchen. As with faucets, going cheap in this department will really lessen the look and feel of the entire kitchen.
While grouted tile is not a necessity, if you go with linoleum be sure to find a quality pattern that isn’t too busy. You don’t want people staring at the floor the entire time they’re in the kitchen. Hardwood floors (or great looking imitations) really add class as well. Now, that wasn’t so hard was it? There are really only five things to consider for most kitchen remodels: appliances, cabinets, counter tops, sinks and faucets and flooring.
Start with the appliances to set the stage and follow through in the rest of your selections. Print out your selections from the web or clip them out of magazines and lay them out on a table to see how they look together. Getting a bird’s eye view in this way will really help you get the pieces that fit best together.
Post time: 11-15-2017