The Moderate Kitchen Remodel: Appliances, Flooring, & Cabinetry
Kitchen Remodel Option #1: Appliances
New appliances can quickly upgrade your kitchen. Finding the same sizes is very likely as manufacturers really do often have options to easily fit into your existing spaces. Of course, there is no magical ‘standard’, but with tape measure in mind of what you have and what space you have, it is possible to find the right mix of appliances to upgrade your space.
Kitchen Remodel Option #2: Flooring
Changing out that floor can be done by removing the cabinets, (and reusing them) followed by removing and installing new flooring. In some cases ‘going over’ the existing floor can also work, though it may affect heights in relationship to appliances and tops, and is generally not ideal. Wood floors can be refinished and look great, and tile grout can be refreshed and look terrific too assuming your tile is in good shape. Consider reusing what you can, but in some cases, it just makes sense to take a few more days to change out that floor.
Kitchen Remodel Option #3: Cabinet Refacing
Assuming the basic layout is working, an ideal option is to reface cabinets and change out doors and drawers. If the existing internal hardware is antiquated and poorly functioning, check out the full extension glides, soft closing options that make so many new kitchens a chefs dream. New, affordable, and uniquely beautiful top quality options are available in the refacing assortment that I have found are actually difficult to find in standard cabinetry. Better yet, these options, by reusing your existing cabinetry boxes, make a kitchen remodel more affordable and contribute in a great way to being mindful of managing our resources wisely.
And be sure to research kitchen remodeling costs and their return on investment if you are considering a kitchen remodel project as part of your goal to spruce up your kitchen.Back