Nearly 8 million homeowners will decide to remodel their kitchens this year. There are many reasons why someone might choose to remodel. They may be looking to update their kitchen and appliances, they are getting ready to resale their house, or they are looking for a kitchen that is more functional and organized. No matter the reason it’s essential that homeowners take into consideration some important things to do before choosing their cabinets.
When it comes to remodeling any kitchen or bathroom there is usually significant time spent researching exactly what you want as a homeowner. You have probably spent some time at the big box stores or have been browsing and looking online and in magazines. If you have never been involved in the remodeling process or if it has been a while you may be feeling a little overwhelmed at some of the cabinet lingo or terms people are throwing your way.
When it comes to remodeling a kitchen a lot of anxiety can sometimes accompany this big decision. For example will I like the lay out of my kitchen? Fortunately today a lot of the things we used to worry about are alleviated through Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs.
Before CAD, homeowners were forced to use a lot of imagination, and have a lot of faith that they were getting what they really want. The kitchen designer would make a hand drawn representation of what the kitchen would look like. If you, as a homeowner, were lucky, you would actually get someone who was an artist so you weren’t left looking at a rough sketch that resembled a blueprint. In the end, many people were often disappointed because what they envisioned and the kitchen designer’s interpretation didn’t match up.
If you are considering remodeling a kitchen or bathroom you have probably been to Lowe’s or Home Depot to see what they have. You might even be thinking that you are saving money if you go through one of these Big Box stores. Truth is you are most likely paying just as much, if not more and sacrificing a lot. A recent article tells why it is more advantageous to use a cabinet dealer over a Big Box store.
Many people approach their new kitchen remodel in Orlando with tunnel vision – focused mainly on their budget.
We know from much experience that this limited vision prevents them from looking into options we KNOW they would want to have in their kitchen, even if it meant giving up something else to make the budget work. But the budget focus ends up clouding decisions and they go down a simpler path.
Kitchen and bath industry studies show that more than 1/3 of homeowners, after doing their kitchen, wish they had done more and even feel regret that they didn’t.
It could be the quality of the cabinets, or not enough accessories to organize things, or maybe a nicer countertop material. However you look at it, regret is not what you want to feel after spending such a large effort on something you and your family should enjoy for many years.
When it comes to remodeling, kitchens and bathrooms tend to get a lot of attention…but there is another room in most homes that could probably use a nice update.
Usually, the laundry room is hidden behind a door, so it can be easy to justify leaving everything stark white (and terribly boring); but think about how much more enjoyable laundry time would be if you were doing your tasks in a stylish room that was built with all of your laundry needs in mind.
Here are some ideas for livening up your laundry room:
There are many choices to be made when it comes to selecting cabinets for your kitchen or bathroom, and one of the hardest of those is whether to go light or dark in your finishes. Whether you’re going with a painted finish or stain on your cabinets you must choose a color or tint, and whether you choose one that is light or dark can affect how you design the rest of your kitchen. Here are a few tips to help you in your choice between light and dark.
With so many different parts, styles, and finishes that are available with cabinets it’s no wonder talking with a professional kitchen designer can be overwhelming at first. “MDF sides with dovetail joints and a Thermofoil finish” is just one example of a string of terms you might hear in a cabinet showroom, and if you’re not up to snuff on your vocabulary, you may be left standing there momentarily with a confused look on your face.