Custom Kitchen Remodeling
There are many decisions to be made when planning a kitchen remodeling project.
The process and choices available can seem overwhelming. The best place to start is by setting a budget. How
much can you afford to spend? Decide what is needed most and where you can compromise to stay within the
Remodeling: Cabinets and Flooring
Many people begin planning for home improvement with the kitchen cabinets. They are not just for storing food and
drinks, but are a major style element in the room. They are often the focal point of the kitchen. The cabinets are
a major expense in a remodeling project. They are often about half the budget.
Prices vary considerably according to the type, style and material used in the cabinets.The first step is to
choose the style and color you want in new cabinets. Consider the style of your home. Cabinetry is available to fit
traditional, country, contemporary or modern décor.
Once you have chosen the style, you will need to decide on the layout of the room. Are you happy with the
current layout, or do you want something more functional. Consider any features you want in the cabinets, such as
pull out shelves, wine racks or other storage options. There are many styles of hardware. The handles you choose
should fit the overall décor of the room.
When selecting flooring, it’s important to choose based on both aesthetics and function. This is a high traffic
area in most homes and you will want a durable floor for everyday use. Of course, you also want it to match the
overall design of the room.
Ceramic or vinyl tiles are very common and both are affordable. Vinyl is the least expensive choice. Hardwood or
stone flooring are more expensive alternatives, but add beauty. Hardwood is functional, but requires more
maintenance than other types. Stone is very durable and long lasting. Darker grout with stone or ceramic tile is
good for resisting stains.
Kitchen Remodeling: Cabinet and Countertops
Countertops should match the style of both the cabinets and the floor. Granite, slate or marble are durable. Corian
is another durable solid surface that is very popular. Consider the function of the counter and how it will be
Sinks are available in a variety of materials and prices. Stainless steel and porcelain are the most commonly
used materials for kitchen sinks. Cast iron with enamel is durable, but can chip and scratch easily.
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