Remodeling your kitchen is a great way to improve its quality and usage. The kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms of your home and makes a big impact on your home's overall value, so it is essential that you make the right decisions and updates when you are planning a remodel project. Here are some recommendations to help you handle your upcoming kitchen remodel project and to plan for a successful renovation.
Consider Your Home's Base Value
One of the first considerations you should look at when you are planning to remodel your kitchen is the home's value and the type of neighborhood it is situated in. This is to ensure that you don't put money into a renovation that you won't get back when you resell the home. And it is also a way to make sure you don't add features into your home that are going to deter a buyer from purchasing your home.
If your home is in a high-end area where other homes in the area have high-end upgrades, you can add in similar features. For example, in a high-end neighborhood, you can update your kitchen floor with Travertine tile and the counter with a granite or marble slab. You can also add in a gourmet luxury brand cook-top and a double baker's oven. Otherwise, in a lower-end home that may be in a starter neighborhood, you can add in new vinyl flooring or engineered hardwood and replace your kitchen appliances with a moderate value brand.
Re-Purpose Your Cabinets
The kitchen cabinets take up a sizable amount of space in your kitchen and are also a big factor in its appearance. So, giving your cabinets a new appearance is important and can really change the look of the space. But before you tear out your old cabinets, look at them and decide if you can reuse them at all.
The frames of your cabinets and drawers may still be in good condition, and you can replace the doors and front panels for a new look. There are great techniques for surface restoration you can use to match your existing cabinet frames to the new doors. Or you may also consider refinishing your entire set of cabinets and cupboards professionally with paint or another new surface treatment to give them a new look that you can complete with new hardware. Talk to your kitchen remodel professional to find out what options are available.
Contact a kitchen renovation contractor for more information.