A kitchen remodeling project is a substantial investment with a substantial pay-off in both enjoyment and resale value. Most homeowners spend a lot of time in the kitchen, especially with today’s designs that are open to a great room or family room. Kitchen remodels can range from a simple makeover such as new floor coverings and backsplash, to a complete remodel with new cabinets, appliances, countertops—even a complete floor plan redesign.
If you are thinking “big redesign” and are not sure how to get started, a good rule of thumb is to collect pictures and articles of kitchen elements that you might like to include in your remodel.
Here are some items to consider including in your kitchen remodel:
- New light fixtures and/or cabinet lighting.
- A kitchen island that doubles as an additional seating area.
- Wood floors.
- Counter backsplash–granite or tile, 4 inches or full.
- New or refinished cabinets.
- Updated appliances.
- New countertops–granite or man-made.
There are a lot of benefits associated with using a general contractor and home designer for your kitchen remodeling project. The knowledge and partnerships they share are invaluable. The process is simplified for homeowners when they use a home remodeler with design capabilities. If you plan to sell the house in three or four years, you may want to keep your kitchen remodel around a certain price point. If this is the home you love and plan to enjoy for a long period of time, then your taste and preferences are worth building into the design.
Trust the expert advice of the professionals at Image Home Improvement to guide you through the entire process—from design plans, budget, materials and appliance choices—all the way to the finished construction of the kitchen you’ve been dreaming about!