Kitchen remodels can be quite daunting. They are expensive, time consuming and are inconvenient. However, if done right, kitchen renovations can be a great investment. A bit of popular advice when it comes to kitchen face lifts is be prepared and have a plan.
Renovations can turn into money sucks if not completed efficiently and in a timely manner. Once you’ve got a plan in place, it’s time to get going. Here are three things to remodel in your kitchen that will give your space a well deserved lift.
There are many, many flooring options available. It can be difficult to know which to choose. It is likely your older home is fitted with vinyl or linoleum flooring which probably looks old, dingy, and is very outdated.
Thankfully, there are other, much better options out there. Hardwood, laminate, and tile are great options to explore. Of course, each has its very own list of pros and cons to consider.
Hardwood, for example, is beautiful, attractive and durable. But it’s not waterproof, requires maintenance, and is expensive.
Tile and laminate, however, are/can be waterproof, require little to no maintenance and are a much less expensive option. Tile and laminate can easily look as good (and can look expensive, too!) depending on the level chosen.
Cabinets are typically the first thing your eye sees as you enter a kitchen. Looking to take your kitchen remodel to the next level? Certainly take a look at the current status and shape of your kitchen cabinets.
Are the hinges broken causing your cupboard door to sag? What color are they? Is the paint chipping? Is the cabinet style dated? These are important things to take note of.
New cabinets can instantly breathe new life into a sad kitchen space. Look into neutral colors and classic styles to help the life of your soon-to-be new kitchen last as long as possible. Another thing to note is the height of your upper cupboards. The typical height of upper cabinets is 30 inches.
However, 36 and 42 inch and even custom cupboards are available now that extend to the ceiling. Two major benefits here: 1. maximize your storage space and 2. taller uppers look custom and add a touch of elegances to the space.
Appliances are almost always a dead giveaway about the last time your kitchen was renovated. Whether it be the style, wear, or color, appliances show their age quite obviously.
To get the biggest bang for your buck, it’s important to go with classic, timeless colors and styles.
French door or side-by-side fridges are very popular and have passed the test of time. Stainless steel is a highly sought after, attractive choice. Steer clear of colors such as black or green appliances.
Thanks to appliance packages available, the cost of replacing the old with brand spanking new is quite reachable and realistic these days.