Planning Your Kitchen Remodel
The summer months bring warmer weather. The warmer weather brings spring cleaning and housing renovation projects. Once the snow melts and the temperatures begin to get warmer, homeowners pull out their to do lists and begin planning their home renovation projects. Warmer weather often makes housing projects easier because they are able to store items outdoors, open windows to air out paints and other cleaning supplies and the motivation is greater as more people entertain in the summer months. A kitchen is one of the most popular home renovation projects. Many families spend a lot of their time in the kitchen, and the increased value can make a home worth more and easier to sell when the time comes.
There are a lot of small details involved when it comes to renovating a kitchen. There are a lot of decisions that the homeowner needs to decide on. It is best to start with an ideal photo and then make changes to that plan as necessary based on availability of supplies and materials and pricing needs. Each decision should also be carefully thought out, deciding on how much it will improve the value of the home and if it is worth the money.
The cabinets are an important part of any kitchen. They are a necessary part of the home as they provide storage for plates, bowls, silverware, cups and any other kitchen appliances. Most home actually believe they have too little kitchen storage, and having a lot of kitchen cabinetry is a great selling point in a home. A kitchen cabinet can come in a variety of materials and colors. They can also come in different types of designs.
The countertop is also one of the major decisions. The countertop not only ties the entire room together, it is also where most of the prepping of food will take place. The countertop is where the children will do their homework and possible where some of the family meals will take place. The countertop can come in different designs and colors as well. For example, marble countertops are considered luxury, but may not warrant a resale value when the rest of the home is not of similar value materials.
Flooring is another part of the home improvement project that has many options.
Although carpet may not be an ideal flooring option for the kitchen, some homeowners do choose to go with it. The other popular flooring options include tile, laminate flooring and hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is generally the most cost effective option, making it a very popular choice. The United States is expected to import 1.9 billion square meters of laminate flooring by 2017. Hardwood floors seem to be the trend today, with over half (54%) of future buyers willing to pay more for a home with hardwood floors. Hardwoods are generally very durable and can be stained in a variety of color options.
According to a recent study done by Remodelers 360, 93% of consumers who recently remodeled their kitchen said they would not have spent less on their project or would have spent more were they to do it again. The summer brings housing renovation projects, with kitchens being one of the most popular home improvement projects. There are a lot of factors to consider when planning your kitchen remodel, including the cabinets, the countertop and the flooring.