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You can give your kitchen new life by adding a new countertop, window, skylight or new built-in lighting. Consider a new full height custom back splash to enhance the beauty of your kitchen. Along with new wall accents, a deep well sink and swan neck faucet, you will have made a small investment paying big dividends.
If work space or appliance location is a problem, you may want to consider a new kitchen layout. Removing or bumping out an existing wall can give you the additional work space you need or an island you always desired. When you are creating your new layout, make a sketch or mark on the floor with masking tape the new location of your appliances and sink(s). Your appliance location will be the driving force behind your new layout and this will give you a good visual idea of how your kitchen will look.
Today's cabinets offer several different styles, finishes and shades. Prices can vary as well, based on wood species, door & drawer details and cabinet heights, built-ins and style type; (frame-less, door in frame or framed). They also have many new and exciting storage solutions, deep pull out drawers for cookware, pantry & corner sections, sectional compartments for vertical storage. Cabinet manufacturers offer many enhancements to complete your cabinet design, crown molding, radius corners, face panels for your dishwasher & refrigerator, a light skirt for under mount lighting and finished end panels for the side of your cabinets, all will be a stunning addition to your new kitchen.
When your researching new cabinets for your kitchen remodel, try to examine a (sample) finished cabinet. Take a look at the type of construction of the box and drawers. Make sure they are well made, that the interior has a durable finish and it will hold up under daily wear and tear.
Highlight your kitchen remodel. with granite, engineered quartz, butcher block, polished slate or a limestone counter top. A new sink, built-in hood vent, faucet and tile or stone back splash is a great way to accessorize your kitchen. When considering new flooring the selections are endless, travertine, stone veneers, ceramic tile and especially wood can give your kitchen a rich warm feel.
Make sure that the appliances you are going to replace are selected in advance of designing your kitchen and cabinet layout. This will ensure that you, (your contractor) and the cabinet manufacturer are all on the same page and avoid any confusion as to their location and measurements.
If your kitchen remodel involved replacing you cabinets, consider reusing them in your garage. The upper cabinets can be inexpensive way to have additional storage for your holiday fixtures. If space permits, the lower cabinets can create an excellent work area. Painted with a good lacquer, they will become a fabulous addition.