The kitchen is said to be “the heart of the house”, the place where you cook, serve your meals and entertain your guests. However, the kitchen should not only be aesthetically pleasing but it must be a place where the functionality has to be combined with the design in a harmonious way. In addition, a renovated kitchen increases the value of the house over time, especially if you are going to sell it or simply to improve the space you live in. So here are some kitchen remodeling projects, both big and small, that you should consider.
Replace the kitchen sink
It is very important to know how you choose the best kitchen sink because any kitchen needs a sink and who has gone through the process of building or remodeling the kitchen has realized how difficult it can be to choose a good sink. Quality, functionality and appearance are the main features of a high performance kitchen sink.
Choosing a kitchen sink is not an easy process and it can be a total failure if you don’t pay attention to the details and criteria that make the difference between a good sink you can use for many years without problems and a sink you have to replace after a few uses.
Replace the kitchen faucet
The kitchen faucet must first fulfill its main purpose, of providing you hot and cold water, but its main function doesn’t have to stop here. The type of kitchen faucet you choose can set the tone for the overall design of the kitchen or it can bring some new design elements to a plain set up.
Today there is a wide range of styles and finishes for kitchen faucets, even in fashionable colors. The finishing touches can have all the shades of chrome: bright, satin, matte, various styles of effects, such as brass and antique copper. In addition, you can choose colors that mimic natural hues for a cheerful look of the kitchen. Don’t be afraid to mix styles: a “retro” faucet will offer an original approach in a modern kitchen.
Replace the kitchen cabinets
Most kitchen remodeling projects are focused on replacing old kitchen cabinets. Whether it’s a matter of style, a new look, increasing storage space or simply changing the appearance of the kitchen, installing new kitchen cabinets is always the first thing that home owner have in mind when they decide to tackle a kitchen remodeling project.
If the remodeling budget doesn’t allow you to replace the kitchen cabinets, you can always reface old kitchen cabinets, for a more affordable option, or you can simply fix and repaint the cabinets that you have and that are still in good shape.
Another improvement that you can make to old kitchen cabinets is to replace the doors, for better access and to increase functionality into the kitchen. For example, you can opt for an inset, a partial overlay or a full overlay.
Replace knobs and pulls
If you are happy with the kitchen cabinets you already have, how about replacing small details such as cabinet knobs and pulls? There are plenty of designs and finishes that you can choose from, if you simply want to bring a breath of fresh air into the kitchen without breaking the bank.
Add new drawers
In addition, you can make the best out of the available space that you have under the kitchen cabinets. You can install some drawers that you can open and close easily underneath the cabinets and you will have some extra storage space for the things you don’t use that often. You can also opt for some open shelves to store various knick-knacks in the kitchen or to show off your extensive collection of cook books.
If one of the organizing problems you encounter in the kitchen is having all kinds of things thrown on the kitchen table by various members of the family such as keys, notes, letters and other such things, why not have them all in one place? You can install some shelves that are exactly used just for this purpose, with various compartments.
Create a kitchen backsplash
There are not so many ways to decorate the kitchen, because you don’t want to hang paintings or put decorative items that can take up valuable space on the countertop. Instead, you can create a beautiful backsplash with the help of kitchen tile. You can create different patterns by using several types of tile or different colors, or you can mix and match tile in various shapes. Be careful that you choose something you are certain you will love for many years to come if you don’t’ want to replace the tile each year.
These are just some ideas that you can use for your kitchen remodeling projects but there are also other great ideas, such as installing a kitchen island or using different types of innovative storage spaces.
The Good Deal Remodeling team is specialized in home remodeling projects, especially kitchen remodel and bathroom remodeling. You can contact us to tell us what you have in mind, and we will make sure that you will have the kitchen of your dreams.