Renovating Your Kitchen Is A Smart (And Stylish) Move
Sure, an all-out kitchen renovation is kind of a big deal. It’s a major commitment in time and money. However, the benefits of renovating your kitchen are innumerable. When you renovate an outdated or poorly designed kitchen, you get better storage solutions, improved ergonomics, a fresh new look, and higher resale value. In fact, speaking of resale value, a renovated kitchen is a great way to get potential buyers interested in your home. A new kitchen increases resale value so much that it should really be considered more of an investment, and not just an expense.
Of course, even if you aren’t planning to sell your home any time soon, a kitchen renovation is still a great idea. If you’re considering renovating your kitchen, but aren’t quite sure just what you would like to do, here are some suggestions based on recently popular kitchen renovation trends.
- Add interest with modern cabinetry. Your cabinetry can easily become the focal point of your kitchen. If you’re tired of the same old bland light maple or plain white cabinetry, consider installing modern cabinetry with sleek lines and non-traditional finishes. Aluminum, bamboo, high-gloss lacquer, and semitranslucent glass are great finish options for contemporary cabinetry. Consider installing floating units, touch-latch cabinets with zero hardware, or sliding doors in place of traditional cabinet doors.
- Show your uniqueness with custom countertops. Stainless steel, sealed concrete, engineered quartz, and butcher block countertops are all becoming increasingly popular. Of course, when it comes to your kitchen countertops there’s no need to stick to just a single material these days. Consider mixing materials, like concrete with bits of embedded glass or metal. Consider adding marble pastry slab inserts to your counter renovation. If you’re looking for a countertop that exudes timeless elegance and practicality, consider soapstone or marble.
- Let your stove hood take center stage. You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the limitless design potential inherent in your stove’s hood. However, the boring, boxy stove hoods that were once a functional but unattractive kitchen feature have now given way to elegant, even sculptural, stove hoods that are capable of becoming the focal point of any kitchen. Whether stainless steel or treated glass, a sleek, modern stove hood may be just what your kitchen needs to stand out.
If you are consider renovating your kitchen, don’t leave the job to just any contractor. A job this important calls for an experienced contractor with a keen eye for quality and design. Let Cardigan Kitchens and Baths handle your kitchen renovation for breathtaking results.