Whether your kitchen is worn out, out of date or you’re just tired of looking at it, a kitchen renovation will improve the function and aesthetics of the space while increasing your home’s resale value. A kitchen renovation can be exciting, but if you are doing a complete remodel there are a lot of things to consider. Dalton Home Improvements in Vancouver share 5 elements of a kitchen renovation:
1. Kitchen Cabinetry
The kitchen cabinets will be the main element of your kitchen renovation and probably the biggest item in your budget. You can create the kitchen of your dreams with a new kitchen lay-out and custom cabinetry. If you like lay out of your kitchen and your current cabinet boxes are in good shape, consider cabinet refacing. Whatever you decide, Dalton Home Improvements will help you choose the cabinets that meet your needs for function, design and style.
2. Kitchen Countertops
Your kitchen countertops will act as a focal point in the room. As one of the most used surfaces in the room, and likely in your entire home, you want to make sure that your countertops are durable enough to withstand frequent use. Natural stone countertops like granite or engineered quartz are a great option if you are looking for a high-end countertop that is resistant to heat, scratches and wear and tear. When sealed properly, these stone countertops can look great for decades and make a great choice for a busy family.
If you’re on a budget, cost-effective laminate countertops can be installed, and they now come in a wide range of styles, textures and colours. You can even find laminate countertops that mimic the look of natural stone and wood.
The backsplash behind the countertops is the design element that really brings everything together. It is one of the first things people will notice when they walk into the room. The most common choice for the backsplash is tile, but some kitchens are designed with engineered hardwood or even waterproof wall paper for the backsplash. The designers at Dalton Home Improvements will help you choose a backsplash that will compliment your countertops, cabinets and wall colour. Learn how to install kitchen backsplash.
Nothing dates a kitchen more than a worn-out, old kitchen floor. Not only will a new floor dramatically change the look and feel of the room, it will also increase marketability of your home if you decide to sell. You should choose flooring that is resistant to moisture, since the kitchen is subject to spills and splatters. Tile flooring is probably the best choice for design, function and value. Vinyl and linoleum flooring is the more affordable option and can come in designs that mimic the look of tile or wood flooring.
5. Wall Colour
Selecting the right paint colour for your kitchen will play a big role in the mood of the space. Choose light, neutral colours if you want your kitchen to remain timeless or if you are planning to sell your home in the future. Bright and bold colours can create an exciting and vibrant space for cooking and entertaining, but can be less attractive to buyers if you want to sell the home. If you’re not sure where to start, your designer at Dalton Home Improvements will help you choose the paint colour that will suite your taste and the overall design of the kitchen renovation.
Kitchen Renovations in Vancouver
Dalton Home Improvements is a full-service home renovation company that offers kitchen and bathroom design and remodeling, fireplaces, windows, finish carpentry, painting, tiles, plumbing, electrical and much more.
Ready to start planning your kitchen renovation? Contact Dalton Home Improvements!