According to Earthweb, the kitchen is the most popular part of a home to renovate, with 81% of remodelers focusing on this room. Although it’s a major undertaking, the benefits of a newly imagined kitchen are well worth the time and effort the remodeling process requires. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the things you should think of replacing during your upcoming kitchen remodel.
1. Inefficient Appliances
A great way to save money, protect the environment, and improve the look and functionality of your kitchen is to replace your outdated and energy-inefficient appliances. Today’s appliances outperform their counterparts from just a decade or less ago. If you’re looking to create a smart home, there are a number of different appliance options that will help you achieve this goal. New appliances will also create a kitchen that’s more functional. Whenever possible, try to keep all appliances in the same place in your new floor plan. This will help you avoid any disruptions caused by plumbing or electricity issues.
2. Countertops and Backsplashes
As much as you may love your current countertops and backsplashes, it’s likely that their best days are behind them. Countertops, even those of the most durable stone, don’t last forever. If you’re overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices that are available when it comes to custom countertops, you may find it helpful to sit down with a design specialist. They can help you choose counters that not only meet your cooking needs but also pull all your kitchen design elements together.
One of the last considerations that you should make when designing a new kitchen is upgrading the lighting. The kitchen is the center of a home, and the right lighting helps to make it warm and welcoming. Be sure to see your remodel project through to the end, and spend some time focused on your lighting needs. This is another area where working with a design consultant makes the process a lot easier. They can help you find the fixtures that pull everything together while providing the illumination you need.
Is it time to reimagine your kitchen? If so, Hassett Designs is the team to call! We’ll make sure that your kitchen remodel meets your vision. Contact us today to book your obligation-free consultation. We’ll be with you every step of the way.