Did you know that homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project? If your kitchen remodel project is properly done, it can improve its efficiency, make the kitchen more attractive, and in turn, raise the resale value of your home.
We’ve put together some tips you should consider when planning your kitchen remodel for a space that is both functional and easy to work and live in.
Many homeowners do not have windows coming into their kitchen area. The kitchen and living room are the most lived-in areas of your home. If anyone were to reminisce about their childhood or anytime growing up, your memories would more than likely take place in a kitchen or family room. Making these rooms warm and inviting by adding windows is one of the most important things you could do for your home.
Openness goes hand in hand with the natural light. There should be an open flow between the kitchen and living room areas. This has now become an expectation in a home that buyers are looking for. Members of the family want to be able to visit and be a part of the activities while the cooking and preparing of the meals are taking place.
Although granite has been popular recently, you should consider choosing a stone that is more reliable, like Quartz, for its longevity. Because Quartz is not porous and doesn’t scratch or stain, this is an investment for you and your family that will go a long way.
Larger “Breakfast” Island
This area of the kitchen somewhat “ties” the kitchen into the living area. This island is becoming a big family gathering spot. It is easier for some family members to visit or enjoy snacking on a meal while cooking and preparing is going on. This is an easy place to sit and gather quickly if you only have a few minutes. The breakfast island is quickly taking the place of the formal kitchen table.
Older kitchens that have cabinetry that stops short of the ceiling have the downfall of missing out on additional storage space. While the lighting is affected, it is also collecting dust. Bring your cabinets all the way up to the ceiling for an updated design. Also, make sure your cabinets are not obstructing the flow of conversations and gatherings.
Before you dig into your remodeling project, know your priorities so you can focus on spending where it’s most important. Distinctive Homes has been building quality homes in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas for more than 17 years. If you have any remodeling questions or would like to learn more about our services, please visit our website or call today at (225) 751-0499.