When you want to renovate your kitchen, three critical choices that need to be made…. What kind of flooring you want? What types of cabinetry need to be installed? What sort of countertops will work best? Many options now exist so you can get the exact look for your home that you want within your ideal price point.
The first choice you need to make concerns your flooring. Tile is always an excellent choice for any kitchen. Many different designs and colors are available. You can also select from a variety of materials. Choose porcelain, ceramic, or even natural stone.
For wood lovers, solid hardwood is a great choice. There are so many looks and species to choose from, there is sure to be something that fits your style and budget. Hardwood floors will also increase your home’s value.
If you want something with optimal uniformity, select an engineered hardwood. This type of wood is dimensionally stable and offers wider plank looks at more affordable price than solid hardwood.
If you love the look of wood but want something a bit more affordable or need something waterproof, try Luxury vinyl planks also known as WPC. You can now get vinyl planks with a fabulous wood look and feel. It’s waterproof, durable, and it’s resistant to mold and mildew.
Semi Custom cabinets are a great choice when remodeling your kitchen. Look for cabinets with solid hardwood or MDF doors so they will last for many years. You’ll also want to choose cabinets and drawers with soft close hinges and glides. No more banging to put up with anymore! The thicker the cabinet box and drawer box the higher quality cabinet generally speaking. Look for wood dovetail drawers rather than plywood if you can afford it.
When selecting cabinetry consider painted cabinets, they are twice as popular as stained cabinets these days and are less likely to look outdated than stained cabinets in 10-20 years. For the best look, consider some contrast between your floors and cabinets.
The last item to select is your countertop. Several types of materials are available for countertops, depending on your preference of look and your budget.
$ – Laminate is the most budget-friendly if you need to save money and still offers a variety of looks and performs well under normal conditions. The cons are that It is easily scratched and is not heat resistant.
$$ – Solid surface countertops will look uniform in color and will have a seamless installation. They are more expensive than laminate but cheaper than granite or quartz.
$$$ – Granite has been the countertop of choice for years for those that want an elegant look. When sealed, the countertop becomes heat and water-resistant. It is more costly than other choices but will add value to your home.
Quartz countertops have surpassed granite countertops as the preferred choice worldwide and are the top choice in countertops for several reasons. Quartz countertops are made of up to 93% crushed quartz and resin, manufactured to make the countertop completely non porous so bacteria and germs cannot grow on them. Quartz countertops are also stainproof, scratch resistant, and heat-resistant. Since you don’t need to seal quartz counters, it makes them quite low maintenance. These countertops will provide an elegant and expensive look in any kitchen. Quartz counters do not have the same potential for cracking and fissures as granite does.
Redoing your kitchen — one of the most prominent areas of any residence — can change the entire feel of your home. From traditional to transitional to contemporary design, with a little time and effort, you can find the perfect decor to please your entire family. Take advantage of our free kitchen design services today.
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