One of the most used rooms in your house is the kitchen. It’s where you start and end your days, where you do chores, prepare food, dine and entertain. The kitchen is where the family gathers, conversations start and where you find yourself spending a lot of your time at home. Is your kitchen looking out of date? Do you think it could be more functional to better suit your needs?
A kitchen renovation completed by a remodeling company like Absolut Kitchens and Renovations Inc. in Calgary will improve your personal enjoyment of the space and it will increase your home’s resale value too. In fact, a kitchen remodel has one of the best return on investments compared to other home renovations and it’s the first thing buyers look for if you ever put your house on the real estate market. Even small updates and a minor kitchen reno can add equity to your home and improve resale.
Here are 4 ideas for kitchen renovations that will boost your enjoyment of your kitchen and improve your property value too.
1. Replace your kitchen cabinets.
Your kitchen cabinets are the main feature of your kitchen. The colour, type of wood and door styles set the tone for your kitchen’s design, feel and functionality. Upgrading your kitchen cabinets is probably the most substantial thing you can do to update your kitchen and will be the biggest component in your renovation budget. New cabinetry can bring a new look and whole lot of unique features to your kitchen. For example, you can have built in spice racks and wine racks, slide out garbage receptacles, cutting boards, drawer organizers and adjustable shelves.
If your cabinet boxes are in good shape and you want to save a little bit of money, consider cabinet-refacing. This is when you replace all the cabinet door and drawer fronts, as well as any exposed veneer but keep the original cabinet boxes. It’s a smart way to completely update the look of your kitchen that is less expensive than a full cabinet replacement.
2. Install new countertops and backsplash.
Replacing your backsplash and countertops will greatly improve the look of your kitchen without being a long project or a huge cost. The right backsplash can give an ordinary kitchen a variety of new looks including traditional, modern and contemporary. Installing new countertops is quick and easy and will really change the look of your kitchen.
A popular choice for countertops is granite countertops. These durable, natural stone countertops are timeless in style, resistant to heat and scratches and will increase your home’s value. If you’re on a budget, products like Corian and travertine can give your home the elegant look of granite without the price tag. Laminate countertops are the most affordable option and their available in a wide range of colours and styles, some even mimicking the look of natural stone.
3. Add an island.
If you have the space, adding an island in your kitchen will create a central gathering point for your family and for your guests when entertaining. Imagine friends pulled up on bar stools chatting while you prepare the meal or the kids sitting at the island each morning with their morning cereal. You can have your sink, dishwasher and additional storage in the island and you’ll enjoy the extra counter space too. If you’re not sure if you have the space, contact and Absolut Kitchnes and they will show you where you can possibly fit one. Check out these kitchen island ideas for inspiration.
Kitchen Renovations in Calgary
Absolute Kitchens and Renovations is a remodeling company serving Calgary and surrounding areas. They specialize in whole home, kitchens, bathrooms, and additions. They work with a skilled, committed team of designers, architects and sub-trades, delivering a quality product on time and on budget.
Absolut Kitchens practice clear, open and ongoing communication with their customers. They will take ownership of your renovation project and sincerely care about your peace of mind and comfort throughout the project. Thinking about a kitchen renovation?
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