Is it time to change your existing kitchen? Homeowners invest more on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. It is well known that a kitchen upgrade is a sound investment that also boosts the satisfaction of homeowners. If you are considering remodeling your kitchen, keep in mind that a significant amount of kitchen remodeling expenses are recoverable from the market value boost the remodeling project brings to your home investment. According to the “2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association Of Realtors, a complete kitchen renovation with a national average cost of $60,000 recovers close to 70% of the cost at resale. The homeowners polled in the report were also extremely pleased with their investment. Before you drill down to the details of your kitchen remodeling project, a comprehensive outline will help you balance the different elements of your plan. The ultimate guide is your family’s intended use of the renovated space and the constraints of your budget. The rest will follow the elements of your renovation plan.
One of the first decisions you need to make is whether you want an open or closed kitchen design. It depends on how your family interacts. Do you have a busy family that likes to maximize the time it spends together? Then an open kitchen design will match your needs better. If you prefer to keep the food preparation, cooking, and cleanup hidden from view, then a closed kitchen will suit your preferences. There are other pros and cons you can discuss with your kitchen upgrade advisor.
The layout choices depend on the available space. A galley layout is a good solution for a smaller space. When horizontal space is limited, vertical design makes room for cabinetry and other storage options. If you have room to spare, you have more layout options. Would an L-shaped or U-shaped layout be more feasible for the space in your home? Is there room for a peninsula or one or more islands? One or more islands would provide additional room for storage, food preparation, and other activities.
Material choices can make countertops and cabinetry look eye-catching. Durability, appearance, and the options that match the style of your kitchen design will help you make your decisions. You are free to mix your countertop and cabinetry. Check out model showcases for creative kitchen remodeling solutions.
For a cost-effective way to refresh your existing kitchen, consider adding a backsplash. If a major remodel is unaffordable, a fresh backsplash can refresh the present configuration. The primary purpose of a backsplash is to protect walls from splatters. However, backsplashes can have decorative appeal as well. Modern kitchen design options offer many opportunities to let your dream kitchen become a reality. For a successful kitchen remodeling project, you need an experienced kitchen specialist like Mountaineer Kitchens & Baths of Martinsburg, WV, a division of ALIO Home Improvements. We have a great reputation in our industry and are proud to serve the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and its surrounding area.
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