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Kitchens have become a busy place to gather together to experience many of life’s moments as well as a place to show off your style and pride.

A significant portion of kitchen remodeling cost is often recovered by the ROI the project brings to your home. With a national median cost of $65,000, an entire kitchen renovation recovers about 62% of the initial project cost at the home’s resale, consistent with the recent data in  “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS®.

Here are tips to ensure you get the most out of your kitchen remodel

1. Plan, Prepare and Plan some more

Did you know-planning and preparing your kitchen remodel should encompass a large portion of your construction timeline? The quantity and quality of the plan and prep stage will directly affect the amount of construction mayhem you experience. As a bonus,  you’re more likely to remain on time and budget.

How much time do you have to spend planning? That depends on your level of experience, project requirements, and resources. If you need help, Ceramic Tile Desing specializes in quality project management and design. We will make it easy for you. Book your quote now.

2. Keep an equivalent footprint

Nothing will blow the budget of a kitchen remodel faster than changing the plumbing pipes or drains, electrical outlets, and moving walls Not only are they often costly to begin with, they are usually where unforeseen problems occur. So if possible, keep appliances, water fixtures, and walls within the same location. Not only will you save on demolition and reconstruction costs, but you’ll also cut the quantity of dust and debris your project generates. When in doubt consult a licensed professional. Need a referral? We have a great network of local contractors we work with and recommend.  Call Steve Now for help.

3. Appliances Matter

Choose appliances made by trusted brands that have high marks in online reviews, efficiency, and resources such as Consumer Reports.

4. Lighting Choices for Kitchen

Lighting can make a world of difference to the ambiance of a kitchen. It can make your kitchen look larger and brighter. or small and dingy. There are many lighting choices for kitchens a few are below.

Under-cabinet lighting should get on your must-have list since cabinets usually create dark work areas and shadows. Since you’re remodeling already, there won’t be a better time to add hard-wired lights

Pendant lights are good for islands and over counters without cabinets. 

Recessed lights and track lights fill the sink and general prep areas with light from fixtures in or close to the ceiling.

5 Be Quality-Conscious

Kitchens with high-quality fixtures,  multi-color hex tile, and modern accents such as glass enclosures are sure to get a wow from your visitors to your home!

Functionality, quality, and longevity should be top priorities during kitchen remodeling. Resist low-quality “bargains”, and choose products that combine low maintenance with long warranty periods. If you’re planning on moving soon, products with substantial warranties are a selling advantage and add value.

Investments such as Solid-surface countertops, as an example, may cost more, but with the right care, they’ll look great and last for an extended time. Plus home buyers love these quality additions.

6. Maximize for Storage Space

Lots of room for storage in homes will never go out of style., If you’re sticking with an existing footprint, here are a few ideas to maximize your kitchens storage options:

Installing Cabinets that reach the ceiling will cost a bit more but you’ll gain valuable space for storing for all those once-a-year items and kitchen gadgets people accumulate. The bonus is you won’t need to dust cabinet tops.

Hang it up by mounting small shelving units on unused wall areas and inside cabinet doors; hang stock pots and enormous skillets on a ceiling-mounted rack; and add hooks to the backs of closet doors for aprons, brooms, and mops.

7. Communicate Clearly your Renovation Professional

Establishing an honest rapport with good communication with your project manager or construction team is important for staying on time, budget, and ensuring the success of your project. You are hiring a professional to help make your home renovation easier, make sure to choose a company you can trust and can easily communicate with. 

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