A kitchen remodel is a massive project, but it brings significant results for your house and family. The kitchen is the heart of the home and is often a place for people to gather and talk, in addition to cook, eat, and clean. So much happens in your kitchen, and a remodel is a great way to ensure you get the most out of your kitchen!
Don’t Focus On Trends
One of the most important tips for any remodel is not to get too caught up in the current trends, as they will likely go out of style in the next few years. However, you can decide to use trends that you love, such as a certain paint color or flooring material, as long as you are confident you won’t want to change it for a long time. Also, while you shouldn’t follow everything that’s trending in design, it’s helpful to choose newer appliances. Appliances today are eco-friendly and more technologically advanced than ever, and can save you money in the long run by saving on electricity costs.
When Possible, Keep Plumbing Where It Is
If you like where your sink, oven, stove, or dishwasher are, you can keep the layout the same. Moving water and gas lines to accommodate these appliances can get very expensive, and is not always necessary. If you want to move around appliances during your kitchen remodel, make the decisions wisely to avoid spending more money than you planned. The kitchen floor plan is crucial for functionality, as you want a natural flow from food prep, to cooking, to cleaning. For example, your sink should be close to your dishwasher, or you will deal with moving wet plates that drip all over your floor each time you load the dishes.
Repaint Existing Cabinets
If your cabinets are in good working order, you may not have to spend money to replace them. In fact, most cabinets made of quality wood are often salvageable, and only need a fresh coat of paint. Start by having all the cabinets cleaned and lightly sanded, then have a professional painter paint them with spray paint. A painter is necessary because spray paint from the hardware store won’t work as well, and a professional has the skills to make old cabinets look brand new.
Kitchen Remodeling from Smith & Sons
Smith & Son’s would love to be your kitchen remodeling contractor! We work with each of our clients to design the perfect layout including choosing cabinets, countertops, appliances, and finishes to make the room your own.
At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your interior and exterior home remodeling needs. We take pride in what we do, and we know that you will too. For an exceptional job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 insurance home emergency service. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and contact us here. We look forward to serving you.