The modern kitchen has become the heart of today’s home. Renovation companies work with a range of kitchen remodels from removing walls to transforming confined kitchens into spaces perfect for entertaining to simple cabinet upgrades in condos. Most work with a variety of materials to match a kitchen project with your budget, from high end custom cabinetry and custom stone counter tops to budget friendly cabinets and laminate counter tops.
However, for those that would definitely like to make some improvements to their kitchen, since they need to replace two appliances (with new mid-range priced ones). They were thinking of refinishing the existing cabinets, improving the lighting, and possibly building more cabinets to match the existing ones. I’ve never liked our existing granite counter tops but assume it would be too expensive to replace.
An open plan kitchen typically fits with a homeowner’s modern, informal lifestyle. This is especially true in older, urban homes (there is a lot of experience renovating DC townhouse and row house kitchens ) where a seldom-used formal dining room is wasted space. Through the reconfiguration of interior space, a small kitchen and neighboring dining room can be combined into an elegantly cohesive dining and entertaining space. Sometimes the key to great kitchen remodeling can be something as simple as lighting. Strategic use of lighting and furniture designed for day-to-day life and special occasions minimizes cost and maximizes your home’s value.
In general, I’m not a fan of generic slab granite, which is starting to look dated. Quartz countertops — made from ground natural stone bound with resin — are a growing trend. They fit a modern aesthetic, come in tons of colors and are more durable and maintenance-free than other surfaces. Colored Quartz countertops are the showstopper of this kitchen. The peninsula feels larger than it looks and links the kitchen to the family room in way that I always hoped would happen. No question, quartz was a splurge, but worth it.Read More