ok, the new year has begun, and many people start planning projects to spruce up their homes for spring!
one of the most important rooms in your home is the kitchen. most of your daily activities (from cooking, home management, social gatherings) take place in the kitchen.
why not think about updating your kitchen not only for your enjoyment, but also to give added value to your home.
if you want to start with a basic “face-lift” to your kitchen, think about painting those old dark cabinets in a fresh color.
nothing adds light and visual space to a kitchen as a coat of white paint with stainless hardware to give an updated look.
when it is time for a more major makeover, one of the first issues to determine is what type of cabinetry you use.
today’s cabinets run the gamut from painted to stained and come in a variety of different wood species.
a few years ago i had the opportunity to create a new kitchen done completely in pine. so, if you grew up in the 1960’s or 70’s this may evoke flashbacks, but pine is making a comeback!
of course countertops are also a major decision to make when doing a kitchen makeover.
in today’s market, countertops are manufactured in a huge variety of materials including granite, concrete, solid-surface laminates, stainless steel, wood and even glass!
whether you decide to do a basic makeover such as painting your existing cabinets, or go all the way by ripping out your entire kitchen, please make sure to do your homework by researching all the products you need for the kitchen makeover. look at magazines or home-improvement shows to get ideas for the look you want to achieve.
and by all means, use a reputable designer and contractor to help you with all the major decisions and project management involved in a complete kitchen remodel.