What to Consider When Redoing Your Kitchen
May 6, 2021 | Kirk Callender
Doing a complete kitchen remodel is an expensive project. There are many ways you can freshen up your kitchen without replacing everything in it. New countertops, cabinets, backsplashes, and appliances can also transform the household’s most used area. Below are a few things to consider before jumping all-in on your next home makeover.
There are many ways you can improve the utility of your kitchen. While it is cheaper to keep the current layout of a kitchen, that doesn’t mean you can’t improve on it. Observe the space and see if any areas could be better used. Adding or increasing the length of an island will give you more room to cook and prepare dishes. Cabinets that are deep-set and tall will help you store more items for better organization. When you maximize the space you have, you will save costs while increasing your utility and overall satisfaction.
Make it Low-Maintenance
When choosing the kind of cabinets, countertops, and backsplash, for your remodel, try to pick materials that are low maintenance. You want the integrity of your kitchen to last for a long time and choosing high quality, low maintenance materials will help you achieve this. For example, quartz is a manmade material that looks like stone but is cheaper and much more resilient to the wear of everyday kitchen use. Quartz requires almost no maintenance and no sealing. A low-maintenance kitchen will extend its usefulness, quality, and make it so you can enjoy cooking in it rather than performing repairs.
Pick a Timeless Style
If you invest in high-quality products to remodel your kitchen, you should not feel pressure to renovate it again for a very long time, hopefully never. With this in mind, understand that fashion trends come and go. When remodeling, try to pick a timeless style that will still be trendy in 20 years. If you want to add unique elements to your kitchen, consider doing that with lighting fixtures or wall decorations that can easily be replaced when preferences change.
Your kitchen is where good meals come from and family comes to visit. A kitchen is often the heartbeat of the household. Whether you are considering minor changes to the way your kitchen feels or a major remodel, be sure to plan for increased utility, low-maintenance, and pick a style you will never get tired of.
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