They say home is where the heart is, but we think that title belongs to the kitchen. we’re sure you aren’t surprised to learn that kitchens are one of the most popular home-remodeling projects undertaken each year. But like many other homeowners, you might be pressed for time or have budget considerations that prevent you from remodeling your entire kitchen all at once. Here at The Kitchen Master, we’re ready to help! That’s why we’ve put together this collection of kitchen remodeling ideas and steps that can add beauty and value to your home.
Over the last few years, there have been plenty of advances in technology, resulting in products that are more effective and more attractive than ever before. We’ll help you sort through the various kitchen remodeling choices to decide what’s right for you and your family.
Kitchen cabinets are a wise investment to make, as they are one of the largest fixtures in the kitchen, and something guests will notice. Color, material, style and design are almost endless, so it’s best to think about your personal style and the existing look of your home. You’ll also want to think about any future kitchen remodeling you plan to do, so that your new cabinets match the entire kitchen design. If you’re unsure, a seasoned design pro from The Kitchen Master will be happy to help you see how different colors and styles impact different spaces.
You might think that cabinet refinishing or repainting can be less expensive options for kitchen remodeling, but they are not as easy as painting a room. Often times, homeowners can get in over their heads, and end up calling in a professional to finish the job. We understand the application process and provide solutions for updating your cabinets in a way that suits your time requirements and your budget. An elegant solution for both traditional and modern cabinet styles is to simply replace the face of the cabinet with an updated look. This is known as cabinet refacing. There is little need to remove the entire cabinet if the inside is in good shape, but adding new doors can give your kitchen a completely updated look for a fraction of the cost!
Kitchen countertops create bold decorating statements and become the feature point of the room. From basic to luxurious, changing just the top is a fairly simple kitchen remodeling idea that can be completed in a short time frame with little impact on family life. Today, there are so many wonderful choices, like reflective quartz, luminescent granite and much more. These materials also deliver outstanding performance, so your countertops can withstand years of cooking, eating and other daily use.
There’s a bit of a revolution going on in lighting right now. Due in part to advancements in LED lights. They aren’t just for retail stores! Adding LED lights underneath your kitchen cabinets can be a dramatic way to add character to the space, and they can serve as a night-light as well. In addition, fixtures mounted directly on the wall can provide a reflection to make the room appear bigger and brighter, while chandeliers are becoming a popular in kitchens and dining areas as well, adding a touch of individuality.
Sinks & Faucets
When it comes to sinks and faucets, function certainly matters, but the trend these days is more geared toward style. For many homeowners, and the look of a kitchen fixture plays just as large, if not a larger role, in the selection process. Everything from faucet finish to sink material and texture to water flow design can add to the design impact. Today’s sinks feature organic shapes (oval, kidney) along with timeless designs and nature-inspired looks. In faucets, it’s all about sleek designs, shiny finishes and high-tech options.
What element of your kitchen would you like to remodel first? Let us know in the comments below!