Does Your Summer Include a Kitchen Remodeling Project?

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The elementary teaching couple had a huge project planned for the beginning of their summer. The dining room set they bought with their wedding money nearly 20 years ago was hunter green. In 1996, the green-stained wood seemed like a great idea, but it was now time for an upgrade! After the husband restrained the top and painted the rest, the rustic white wash looked great. The dining room chairs are still a work in progress and the entire event was definitely a labor of love.
Not all homeowners are satisfied with a do-it-yourself kitchen project. Though refinishing the cabinet fronts and kitchen table may work for some families, other homeowners are looking at more serious entire kitchen remodeling projects.
Popular Surfaces Put a New Spin on Kitchen Remodeling Projects
Kitchen remodeling services always start with a plan. Although many homeowners go into a project with a focus of replacing cabinets and refinishing a wood floor, contractors often want to talk about the latest surface options. trends indicate that more than half of future home buyers love wood flooring. In fact, 54% indicate that they are willing to pay more for a home with hardwood floors. And while many homes are moving to a laminate flooring material that only looks like wood flooring, these newer options are often easier to maintain and keep clean. Flooring installation is an important part of any remodeling project.
In addition to discussing flooring surface options, another major decision in kitchen remodeling projects is counter top surfaces. Did you know, for example, that a properly maintained granite countertop can last up to 50 years without a scratch? Traditional surfaces like granite are often more expensive to purchase, but they often prove to be a wise investment.
Although many homeowners focus on types of countertops and types of flooring, kitchen cabinets are also the focus of many families who are looking to update the look of their kitchen. Some kitchen projects include the complete removal of old cabinets, while other projects install a new front on top of the current cabinets.
All remodels, of course, come in a variety of price options. Depending on the type of products the home owner selects and how much of the work they are willing to do themselves. Luckily, however, the return on investment (ROI) is really strong. In fact, even a minor minor kitchen remodel has an average ROI of 82.7%.
Trends in Kitchen Remodeling Projects Center Around Entertaining and Family
Kitchens are often where families members gather, not just at meal times, but also when everyone is getting ready to leave for the day and when they are returning at the end of the day. As such, kitchens tend to be big, open spaces with lots of light and lots of seating opportunities. Consider these popular trends:
Energy saving lighting. Many homeowners are installing LED lighting that is available in a variety of colors. The fact that they do not emit any heat means that these subtle touches of color or brightness can be installed almost anywhere in the kitchen. New homes and new remodeling projects would do well to install the most energy efficient lighting available. Although more expensive in the beginning, the energy savings make up for the difference.
Small, efficient appliances. The most efficient and modern appliances do not need to be large. While refrigerator storage is often still fairly big, some cooktop ranges are available in surprisingly smaller sizes. As small energy efficient homes continue to grow in popularity, it is no surprise that the appliances that are available come in smaller sizes as well. SMaller appliances create more gathering space for friends and family.
Inventive storage. In a time when some homeowners are looking at downsizing to smaller spaces, storage alternatives continue to improve. Cabinets with extra racks and shelves, for example, are often preferable to cabinets that are simply deep dark holes of open space. Looking at the kitchen island or countertop as another way to add single can storage also makes great use of space.
Whether you are looking for ways to resurface your old kitchen cabinets or you are looking at an all kitchen remodel, embarking on a kitchen project will allow improvements and a great return on the investment.

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