A small sample of our kitchen work.
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For a remodel to add value at resale, you must consider current
needs and trends. So what are the hot for trends for kitchens today?
Open to Family Room or Great Room
Maple cabinetry is a first choice. Cherry is a close second. Painted
or enameled are also desirable. A variety of heights, lots of moldings,
cabinetry looks and no soffits are the trends.
Modern Stainless Steel Appliances. Cook tops separate from ovens.
Breakfast Bar/Informal Eating Area and multi-level counter tops.
Access to Deck or Patio for Outdoor Entertaining.
Stainless steel sinks with instant hot water systems.
Pantry or Other Easy Access Storage.
Multiple types of Lighting (Bright for tasks, Indirect for mood).
Windows for Natural Light.
For natural wood flooring oak is the first choice for durability.
Laminates are also very popular.
Granite or Quartz-based granite clones for counters or islands (Zodiac,
Cambria, Silstone). Too expensive to do the whole kitchen in granite?
Consider just the island in granite and the bulk of the counter in
a complimentary colored laminate.
Ceramic tile back splashes.
Now it's time to get out a pencil and start putting your ideas in
writing. I hope you enjoy it and thereby learn something. If not,
then you will need to look for a reliable and licensed contractor
to remodel the kitchen for you.
Don't forget to add your own personal touches to enhance the warmth
and atmosphere of your kitchen, while expressing your own individuality.
With kitchen remodeling, take some time to review all your selections
before moving past this stage. It's important that you get the opportunity
to see the tile in the kitchen before you buy. Also, be sure and
confirm local codes and building permits with your local building
Kitchen remodeling may not be easy for some people. Stick with it
and work your way through the problems. In the end the results will
better fit your needs...