The kitchen is undoubtedly the most important part of a house. Kitchen of a house can make or break a deal at times of selling; it also raises the market value more than any other part of a house. And so any money spent on remodeling a kitchen is a smart investment and will be worth the money spent on it. Go through the catalogues of contractors for model kitchens and mix and match to give your kitchen a makeover. Whether you want to remodel the kitchen from scratch or just do a few touch ups, contractors have something for everybody.
Don’t immediately discard everything from your current kitchen, according to J. B Perkins, Program Manager at Habitat Reuse, “About 85 percent of a house is reusable.” So squeeze as much money as you can out of your kitchen before you start remodeling.
Makeovers are supposed to be all about getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things. So opt for a totally different color scheme and theme for your kitchen. For instance, if you currently have a warm, pastel cottage-like kitchen then go for something totally opposite. Stark white walls with steel counters and cabinets will be a huge contrast.
Change all your appliances; nothing makes one happier than a bigger fridge or a new microwave. However there is no need to install a new oven if you don’t bake. Contractors will customize the kitchen plan according to your particular needs. Latest appliances will also be a great asset during resale.
One way you to maximize the space is to get an extra worktable. Get a table with wheels and a counter top similar to the kitchen work tops you plan on installing, but a few inches shorter in height. Remove cabinets from underneath one of the counter tops, making space for the worktable to be rolled underneath when not in use. The lost space of removed cabinets can be retrieved by installing shelves or grocery baskets underneath the work table.
The Sink Stays
Keep the stove and the sink in their current positions. Repositioning will cost a fortune, you will need to install new gas and water pipes, will require extensive work and labor. So, if you are remodeling on a budget, shifting places will be an unnecessary and easily avoidable expenditure.
In the end get new pans, stock your fridge with chocolate puddings and lemon pies, invite your friends for tea and gloat away.