Home Improvement Real World Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling can be a fun and beneficial process. One of the best ways to transform a kitchen is to install new counter tops or even cabinets. Changing the existing cabinets will really switch the look of a kitchen. It is not hard to switch out cabinets, and can be done by anyone with some construction skills. The counter top one chooses to place on top of the new cabinets is a very hard decision.

There are numerous choices for countertops. The quickest way to narrow down which counter top to get is price. If one only has a small budget they can get a laminate counter top. If one has a higher budget they can choose from, a high quality laminate, or even granite or marble. Granite and marble are very high quality, they are extremely strong and durable. Granite and marble can also be used as cutting boards. Since the granite and marble are denser than most if not all knives the stone cannot be scratched. The only problem one can run into with these counter tops is that they can absorb things like juice, or other dark colored foods. The counter top is stone so it is porous and can absorb staining foods and then can never be cleaned.

Another thing that could be switched in a kitchen remodel is the flooring. Going from a cheap linoleum floor to a nice tile floor can really spruce up an old kitchen. Not only does tile look better it also holds up to more wear and tear than any other choices of flooring. One thing to keep in mind when picking tile is, using a smaller tile in a small kitchen will make the kitchen seem larger versus using a large tile in a small kitchen. Tile can easily be mopped or wiped clean. There is usually no chance of breakage if one chooses a high quality tile. Tile also allows the home owner to choose a grout color. Grout is the mortar material between the individual tiles. Choosing the correct grout style is very important. The color should not only match the tile itself, but also the surrounding room.

The one thing that I have over looked and possibly the easiest job is a paint job. Changing the paint in a room can greatly affect the whole look of the room. One can go with a simple paint job or they can do fancy paint jobs. My particular favorite paint job is using a sponge to create a two tone look. First a base coat is painted, and then with a sea sponge another color is lightly patched on to the wall. This looks really good in any themed room from outdoorsy to a girly room. The most important thing to remember about remodeling a kitchen is be creative. There is no way to convert a boring kitchen to something amazing unless creativity is used. Another thing to remember is never bite off more than you can handle, don’t start a full remodel job unless you know for sure you can complete the work.