by step through kitchen remodeling
The idea behind kitchen
remodeling is a rather
old one. In fact kitchen remodeling tries to
change mainly the visible parts of the kitchen
and give them a new look. Most of the time it
is done to save money, sometimes its also a nice
way of keep work and disturbance as small as
possible. Especially if your existing cabinets
are still in good shape kitchen remodeling can
be a perfect alternative.
you start thinking about remodeling your kitchen,
you should have some general thoughts about
your current kitchen. If you are not happy
with the color or look of your kitchen doors
and countertop, but the appliances are still
in good conditions, than remodeling is the right
way to think about. In case you do not like the
way your kitchen is designed and where drawers
and doors are located, you might better look
for a entirely new kitchen.
Areas where kitchen remodeling is done
First and most visible part of any kitchen
the cabinets with doors and drawers.
By exchanging them with new once, the
look of any kitchen will change often
dramatically. Whilst often the visible
outside parts of the cabinets get refinished,
the biggest part concerns kitchen doors and
drawer fronts. Generally there are two kinds
of doors available: framed and panel type doors.
Whilst framed doors give a kitchen a more traditional
look, panel style doors will make them look
more modern. As the drawer fronts are
also exchanged, make sure that all drawer
guides are checked and exchanged if needed
a visibility point of view, the second most
important part of any kitchen remodeling is
the worktop or kitchen top. Here you can choose
for a huge variety of materials and colors. The
range goes from marble or granite to DuPont® corian
and laminate boards. Available in nearly every
type of color and pattern, it is the perfect
way to change the look of an entire kitchen.
Together with any kitchen top remodeling comes
the question of the kitchen sink and faucets.
Make sure you do not change the countertop and
leave the old kitchen sink in it. One of the
biggest mistakes made in kitchen remodeling.
Being one of the most frequently used parts of
any kitchen, the sink usually carries the biggest
burden. Have a close look and better have it
changed as well. As far as the faucets are concerned
it is really worth to have a look on how modern
kitchen faucets can make work easier. Ask your
remodeling company for any suggestions they have,
it could be worth rethinking.
next area where changes might be needed are
the kitchen appliances. Make sure everything
from fridge to oven still works well. Even
if they work you might want to change them
in order to save on energy. A good example
are today's refrigerators which consume a lot
less energy than 10 or 20 years ago. Do not
just look if your appliances still work, but
also how much energy the need. This way you
might save extra money in the future.
every kitchen remodeling process, lighting
should be a topic. With simple spots or fluorescent
lights a kitchen can look so much nicer.
Spending little money in some indirect lighting
and even small kitchen will look larger.
Finally and often overseen in any kitchen remodeling
is floor and curtains. Before thinking about
changing kitchen fronts or cabinets, you might
consider changing the kitchen floor. Have a look
if your existing floor will go well with the
newly selected kitchen colors. Even further if
your kitchen as one or more windows make sure
you do not forget to change and refresh your
curtains. Just imagine what it will look like,
having old curtains around a fresh and new looking
sum it up, every kitchen remodeling needs good
planning beforehand. Make sure you have a close
look at your old kitchen before you decide
going the remodeling way. Find good kitchen
remodeling companies around your area and ask
them for a detailed quote. Compare it with
the price of a new kitchen. Depending on all
the changes needed, kitchen remodeling can be a very cheap
way of getting a new looking kitchen.