The kitchen is the heart of the home. If your kitchen is not functioning properly, if you have dreams of a beautiful new kitchen, think kitchen renovation! When considering resale value, a kitchen renovation is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home.
First, think about the layout and style of your current kitchen. Turning your galley style kitchen into an open concept great room-kitchen combination is going to require a higher budget than adding a breakfast bar pass through to a 1950’s style kitchen, so keep your style and budget in mind. Next, consider the materials used in your kitchen renovation. Your kitchen renovation can be more than granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Flooring materials need to be easily cleaned in a kitchen so consider hardwood floors, tile floors, or even cost effective linoleum. Man-made flooring products have come a long way in recent years. Similarly, countertop materials could be stone, concrete, tile, or butcher block. Consider mixed use of materials, for example, granite around the sink and stove but butcher block on the peninsula. This can help your kitchen renovation budget and become a design feature.
Along with layout and materials used in your kitchen renovation, make sure you hire the best professionals. Ensure that your contractor, electrician, plumber, and anyone else who works in your home are licensed and insured. Your kitchen renovation deserves the most experienced experts!