So, you want a kitchen makeover, but some things are still in good condition and might not need replaced. Or, you just want a new look. Kitchen remodeling can run the gamut from simple updates to a complete overhaul of the space. The most common kitchen remodeling efforts include new countertops, appliances and sinks. When you choose this option, you’ll make design selections based on the existing cabinetry, flooring materials and floor plan.
The size of your kitchen remodel should take into consideration how long you’ll be in your home and the price of the home. Check with a realtor to see how much an upgrade would add to the home’s value versus a total remodel. Kitchen upgrades are one of the biggest return-on-investment items. Changing countertops and appliances and even doing tile work can give you a whole new look, but it won’t change the space itself.
If you want to change the layout of the kitchen or add counter space and storage space, you’ll want to embark on a complete remodeling effort. Adding center islands, pantries or eat-in spaces involves gutting the existing room and starting from the ground up. You’ll get a new design, along with new flooring, cabinetry, countertops, appliances, sinks, fixtures and lighting. Redesign the space according to your lifestyle, if you’re going to be living there for many years to come. You have every reason to enjoy whatever investment you make in a kitchen remodel.